Presentation Effectiveness

5 Resume Tips to Help Get You Noticed

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October 4, 2011

Tweet In today’s economy, finding a job is harder than ever.  Hundreds of people are submitting their resumes for the same position and for the person trying to decipher which resumes make the initial cut, all of the resumes that come in may start to look the same and it gets harder to find...
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On-the-Job Experience Can Tell You How to Set up a Meeting

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June 24, 2011

Tweet Written by Michael Crom 12:00 AM, Jun. 20, 2011| Question: For the first time in my career, I have been promoted into a managerial role.  Setting up and running a meeting is something that I have not done before. But this is now something that will be a much larger part of my job.  How...
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Death by PowerPoint

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May 27, 2011

Tweet So there we were, sitting in the hotel conference room anticipating the speaker.  The lights dimmed, the music slowly faded, and the speaker opened up his talk to the 40 or so of us who were there to be inspired by his message.  Our expectations were high, but our energy low, since it was 7pm...
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5 Tips for Shaking Off a Mistake

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May 19, 2011

Tweet Everybody makes mistakes from time to time, and they’re just as vital to the learning process as our successes are. Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden once said, “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” The obvious point he was trying to convey is that it’s what you do after the...
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Getting Through Objections in a Sales Presentation

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May 9, 2011

Tweet Objections are common during sales presentations, but in general, the less of them you get, the better. If you want consistent sales, keeping objections to a minimum should be your main goal. Common objections include responses like claiming your price is too high, or that the purchase is not within the buyer’s budget....
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Tips for giving impromptu talks

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April 29, 2011

Tweet Over the course of our careers and personal lives, there are times we are asked to speak without warning or sufficient preparation. And unlike a prepared speech, impromptu talks lack the benefits planning and practice provide and instead require us to think on our feet — which can be downright terrifying for many. Chances are...
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You don’t have to do it all yourself

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March 18, 2011

Tweet I’m guilty of not trusting anyone else to do as good a job as I know I could do — or at least as I think I could do. This makes me very bad at delegating. Why would I ask someone to do a task when I fear that I might have to...
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Young adults can also benefit from leadership training

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March 15, 2011

Tweet Did you know that the Dale Carnegie Training office of Central and Southern New Jersey offers leadership courses for college students and other young adults? The benefits go beyond becoming more confident in your classes and having an advantage once you enter the work force — it’s about improving communications in your everyday...
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Making a good speech, even on the fly

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March 1, 2011

Tweet With enough practice, any one of us can be an effective public speaker. But what about the times when we’re asked to speak on the fly? An impromptu talk doesn’t give us the chance to research and prepare, and often requires us to think on our feet. But there are a few things...
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Tips for using visual aids during a presentation

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February 17, 2011

Tweet Allen Klein once said, “It has been said that 80 percent of what people learn is visual.” And when it comes to giving a presentation, visual aids are a powerful ally to have on your side. In fact, these days visual aids are pretty much expected to accompany any presentation. Visual aids add an extra, powerful...
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