Presentation Effectiveness

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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How to Nail That All-Important First Impression

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June 1, 2013
How to Nail That All-Important First Impression

Tweet Before we sell any product or service we must first sell ourselves, and consequently, we all must be salespeople to some degree. Unfortunately, however, one of the biggest mistakes most professionals make when they first meet someone is overselling themselves. Impromptu first impressions are what they are, but scheduled first impressions like sales...
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How to Prepare for Your Next Public Speaking Engagement

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May 19, 2013
How to Prepare for Your Next Public Speaking Engagement

Tweet You can never be too prepared to present to an audience. Knowing your presentation through and through will help boost your confidence while easing your fear and anxiety. Preparation does not just include knowing what you are going to say, it also includes how and why you are going to present the information....
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Use Powerful Picture-Building Words to Hold Interest

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February 25, 2013
Use Powerful Picture-Building Words to Hold Interest

Tweet Dale Carnegie knew that the most powerful way of building interest among people you’re speaking to is often all but ignored. That is the process of using words that create pictures in the listener’s mind. Indeed, the speaker who is easy to listen to is the one who sets images floating before your...
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Developing Public Speaking Courage and Self-Confidence

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December 17, 2012
Developing Public Speaking Courage and Self-Confidence

Tweet Since 1912, more than five hundred thousand men and women have been members of Dale Carnegie’s public speaking course. Many of them have written statements telling why they enrolled for this training and what they hoped to obtain from it. While the phraseology varied, the central desire in these letters—the basic “want” from...
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Summarize Your Points—Even in a Short Speech

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November 7, 2012
Summarize Your Points—Even in a Short Speech

Tweet Even in a short talk of three to five minutes, a speaker is very apt to cover so much ground that at the close the listeners are a little hazy about all his main points. However, few speakers realize that. They are misled into assuming that because these points are crystal clear in...
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