Category Archives: Public Speaking

One Simple Yet Powerful Tip to Enhance Your Presentations Immediately

There is a lot of great information out there for improving your presentations. The only problem is it may be difficult to recall them especially when you’re pressed for time. One simple yet powerful question I use to ensure my presentations … Continue reading

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Exec|Comm Tip: Use Gestures

Gestures have a great influence on how an audience perceives your message. They can reinforce your words, engage your audience, and emphasize your point. On the other hand, awkward gestures can negatively impact how your ideas are interpreted and cause … Continue reading

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Here’s To You!

June is all about celebrations: weddings, anniversaries, graduations, Father’s Day, even Flag Day. And celebrations often involve giving a toast, an ancient party ritual involving a filled glass and a speech. If you’re the speech-giver this month, we’ve got four … Continue reading

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Exec|Comm Tip: Craft Compelling Content

Technical leaders often ask “how do I appeal to a broader audience?” The reality is, this is usually followed by a story of a talk they recently gave where people were disengaged – looking down at their phones or into … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Delivering Effective Presentations

Too often, one struggles to prepare and deliver a presentation, while the audience struggles to maintain interest. Most presenters, even those who fail, begin with good intentions. But no one is born a brilliant public speaker. Effective public speaking is … Continue reading

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Engage Your Audience Using Visuals

Did you know almost 85% of the information your audience remembers comes through their eyes? To make an impact and leave a lasting impression, we suggest you use visual aids during your informative presentations. Here are the top three reasons … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Choke Under Pressure

We’ve all experienced it. Freezing up during an important presentation or speech. Missing the final free throw or penalty kick that wins the game that matters. Saying the most foolish things on a big date. No one is immune. Elementary … Continue reading

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Quick Tips for Communicating with Global Audiences

When can “yes” mean “no” or even “maybe”? When speaking to international audiences, the executive who doesn’t understand the cross-cultural variances in how audiences receive their message can be in a heap of trouble. Advances in technology mean companies have … Continue reading

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Strike a Power Pose

You may have seen a recent article in the New York Times about Amy Cuddy’s work on the power of your body language. We agree!  If you physically assert yourself, you affect not only the audience’s perception, but also your own … Continue reading

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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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