Category Archives: Public Speaking

Deliver Information from Notes Using Spot Words

When you’re delivering a presentation or leading a meeting it’s important to focus on the audience and avoid peering at notes. But sometimes, you may want to have notes at hand to help you stay organized. So, how do you … Continue reading

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Forget the Last Match and Focus on the Future

I, like many US soccer fans, have watched more matches on TV in the last few weeks than I have watched in my entire lifetime (so far). I appreciate the high stakes atmosphere of a soccer match, where one goal … Continue reading

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Communication: It’s Not About You

Here at Exec|Comm one theme unites all of our classes. We believe strongly that people are better communicators, and therefore more effective professionals, when they focus less on themselves, and more on their audience – their needs and goals. When … Continue reading

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Jack Ma’s Effective, Yet Simple Communication Style

Chances are you’ve heard of “The Three Bears” fairy tale, and while the details of the story might have blurred over time, you’ll never forget the general storyline. In short, the allegory instructs children not to mess with other people’s … Continue reading

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Three Things to Do When Unruly Guests Heckle Your Speech

I sat down to read The Wall Street Journal last Tuesday morning and noticed the headline “List Grows of Canceled Graduation Speakers.” According to the article, “between 1987 and 2008, there were 48 protests of planned speeches, not all for … Continue reading

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Q & A: What to do When You Don’t Know the Answer

When meeting with a potential client, it is inevitable that questions will come up. But what happens if you don’t know the answer? Or what happens when you’re in a job interview and the interviewer asks a question that you’re … Continue reading

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Learn Communication Skills From Great Presidential Communicators

As we celebrate President’s Day, I thought this would be a great time to focus on some of the best presidential communicators throughout history. Whether through writing or public speaking, the following three presidents understood what communication skills are required … Continue reading

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Lessons in Speech Preparation: Michael Bay’s “Speech” at CES

Most of you have probably heard by now about director Michael Bay’s “speech” at this year’s International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Bay, director of such movies as Armageddon and Transformers, was brought on stage during a keynote … Continue reading

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Using Visual Aids in Your Next Presentation

While it’s true that visual aids can be distracting at times, when used correctly, PowerPoint and other tools can be a great addition to your presentation. Visual aids are not only great for your audience – helping to control their … Continue reading

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Web Buzz: Top Public Speaking Secrets from TED Talks

By now you’ve probably heard of the popular TED Talks, the online series of speeches from the TED Conference where the technology, entertainment and design worlds collide and experts share their ideas on global issues in 18-minute time slots. What … Continue reading

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