Presentation Effectiveness

Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

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May 12, 2017
Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

Tweet If you’ve ever wondered what it is about popular people that makes them so magnetic, here are five of their key habits. They are present. These days, it’s common to walk into a meeting just before it officially starts to find most participants nose-down staring at their laptop or smart phone screens.  Or...
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Six Body Language Movements That Send The Wrong Message

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December 9, 2015
Six Body Language Movements That Send The Wrong Message

Tweet Many people don’t realize that we communicate with much more than words.  Our nonverbal communication, or body language, which includes our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and even our voice inflection are critical to message delivery.  In fact, a person’s voice inflection, facial expressions and body language can make up over 90% of their message.  Whenever you...
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Science Says — Five Ways to Prepare for Public Speaking

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December 4, 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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June 5, 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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May 1, 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 24, 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 16, 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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Four Steps to a Successful Interview

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April 10, 2015
Four Steps to a Successful Interview

Tweet Prepare for the worst-case scenario. Dale Carnegie said, “Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.” In a perfect world, your interviewer would have had plenty of time to read your cover letter; study your resume; check out your LinkedIn profile and even done a social media scan. In reality, everyone is extremely...
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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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Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentations

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March 4, 2015
Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentations

Tweet Effective presentation skills are critical for knowledge transfer, lecturing, sales, teaching, training and even personal activities such as serving on the board of a homeowner’s association. The power of a presentation is the key differentiator between success and failure when persuading colleagues, inspiring a team and/or presenting an idea to stakeholders. If you’re...
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