Presentation Effectiveness

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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12 Points for Effective Meetings

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September 25, 2014
12 Points for Effective Meetings

Tweet At times we all wish we could see a bumper sticker on the back of a car that reads, “Meetings Happen!” because it is inevitable that some time during the week, we will be sitting in a meeting of some sort. Picture this for a moment; it is a great morning and you are...
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Developing Public Speaking Courage and Self-Confidence

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August 22, 2014
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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Tie Your Topic to the Vital Interests of Your Audience

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June 20, 2014
Tie Your Topic to the Vital Interests of Your Audience

Tweet Dale Carnegie knew that the most effective way to open a presentation or public speech is to go straight to the personal interests of the audience. It is the most assured way to get attention, as we are mightily interested in the things that touch us significantly. In his book, “How to Develop...
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Seven Steps to Improved Communication Skills

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January 29, 2013
Seven Steps to Improved Communication Skills

Tweet No matter what your responsibilities are on the job, communication skills are essential for communication with clients, customers, and co-workers. And that’s especially true these days, where advanced technologies and complex software packages are often responsible for monitoring operations and keeping businesses solvent. It’s no wonder, therefore, that communication skills are one of...
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Summarize Your Points—Even in a Short Speech

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September 11, 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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The Necessity of Persistence in Public Speaking

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September 4, 2012
The Necessity of Persistence in Public Speaking

Tweet When we start to learn any new thing, we never advance steadily or improve gradually. We do it by sudden jerks, and by abrupt starts. Then we remain stationary for a time, or we may even slip back and lose some of the ground we have previously gained. These periods of stagnation, or...
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How to Open a Talk

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August 13, 2012
How to Open a Talk

Tweet Dale Carnegie once asked Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, formerly president of Northwestern University, what was the most important fact that his long experience as a speaker had taught him. After pondering for a minute, he replied, “To get an arresting opening, something that will seize the attention immediately.” Dr. Hough planned in advance...
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Network to Promote Yourself and Your Company

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July 17, 2012
Network to Promote Yourself and Your Company

Tweet In a time where organizations are running leaner, individuals from all ranks must maximize their value, create mutually beneficial partnerships, sell their organizations’ benefits, and increase business connections. Attending networking events provide a great means to accomplish these things and it comes at a low cost. Here are some ways that you can...
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