Presentation Effectiveness

Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

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September 22, 2017
Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

Tweet When it comes to listening, most people are only proficient at half of Merriam-Webster’s definition which is, “to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important, or true.”  I know my colleagues and family members can hear me, however I often discover that they weren’t really listening after the...
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Science Says — Five Ways to Prepare for Public Speaking

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December 10, 2015
Science Says — Five Ways to Prepare for Public Speaking

Tweet Public speaking is the #1 fear in America according to the Wall Street Journal.  If you have an upcoming public speaking opportunity, follow these five tips to thwart anxiety and instead, deliver a speech your audience won’t forget—and one you’ll be proud to have given.  Practice until you’re comfortable in front of a crowd.  Dale...
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How to Align Your Body Language for Success

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May 29, 2015
How to Align Your Body Language for Success

Tweet Did you know that your body language can help or hurt your level of success? Surprisingly, your voice inflection, facial expressions and body language comprise up to 90% of your message. Body language or nonverbal communication is extremely important in business given that humans produce over1: 700,000 signs 5,000 distinct hand gestures 250,000...
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Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

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April 24, 2015
Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

Tweet The sheer preparation for a speech is stressful, let alone considering how to maintain the audience’s attention for the entire presentation. Millions of people fear public speaking more than anything else. Many cite the audience as the greatest source of angst—will they pay attention? Laugh if a mistake is made? A recent Fortune...
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How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

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April 16, 2015
How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

Tweet Begin with a punch- The most important part of a presentation is the opening because it is during those few seconds that the audience votes—are they going to actively listen or tune out? You must grab their attention in order to engage them. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, however...
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Three Keys to Capitalize on Confidence

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April 10, 2015
Three Keys to Capitalize on Confidence

Tweet Forbes article, 12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently, cites the results of a recent study at the University of Melbourne where confident people went on to earn higher wages and get promoted faster than everyone else. The article lists activities such as exercising regularly; seeking out small victories and celebrating other people. Here...
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3 Critical Communication Tactics – Write it Right!

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March 20, 2015
3 Critical Communication Tactics – Write it Right!

Tweet The greatest contributor to your success in every aspect of business, social and family life boils down to one thing—how well you communicate. Poor communicators often have low self-esteem and suffer from frustration and confusion. Strong communicators, on the other hand, act confidently and are able to engage, educate, inspire, and lead people....
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What Would Dale Carnegie Think About Speech Patterns Today?

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April 19, 2014
What Would Dale Carnegie Think About Speech Patterns Today?

Tweet Dale Carnegie always felt that we are judged each day by our speech. He said our words reveal our refinements; they tell the discerning listener of the company we have kept; they are the hallmarks of education and culture. In an excerpt from his book, How to Develop Self Confidence & Influence People...
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How to Improve your Public Speaking Skills

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October 28, 2013
How to Improve your Public Speaking Skills

Tweet Being an election year, we’re all being exposed to an overdose of political speeches lately. Some views we’ll agree with, others we won’t. But one thing we will all agree on is the poise and polish that politicians nearly always display when giving a speech. Of course, politicians have a lot of help....
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How to Quickly Respond to Difficult Questions

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August 3, 2013
How to Quickly Respond to Difficult Questions

Tweet In the course of your career you may be called upon to make presentations to your colleagues. Presenting in front of your peers is a hard task in itself. And it becomes much more difficult when a question and answer period is required. Question and answer periods are a great way to clarify...
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