Category Archives: Public Speaking

Deliver Killer Presentations. Don’t Look Like You Killed The Presenter.

I can’t put my finger on it, but there was just something very uncomfortable about watching the guy present. He was both too nervous and trying too hard at the same time. I got the creepy feeling he had just … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trips – Communication Can Be the Difference

My family and I took a marvelous seven-day cruise recently, from New York to Florida and the Bahamas. A week later, out of curiosity, I was following the progress of our same ship with the same itinerary. Different weather. On … Continue reading

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Podcast: How to Be Listener Directed

Jay Sullivan, author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, spoke with Bill Ringle from My Quest for the Best about what it means to be an effective communicator. Jay and Bill addressed diffusing tense situations, communicating in a … Continue reading

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Storytelling Builds Relationships

In business, it’s important to build relationships beyond the next deal or project. Professionals with strong executive presence connect on a deeper level and build trust through storytelling. Consultant, Tony Capone shares how easily stories can help you relate to … 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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Three Tips for Maintaining Respect During Meetings

When participating in a conference call or meeting, there may be occasional interruptions or employees may get frustrated when trying to get their point across and begin talking down to others. Here are three quick tips to ensure all participants … Continue reading

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Learn to Listen

From business courses to software training, a university can offer an abundance of resources to help prepare students to plunge into the work force. Students arm themselves with certifications and fine tune their resumes, however some of the most important … Continue reading

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Podcast: Jay Sullivan’s Tips from Simply Said

Jay Sullivan, author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, spoke with Kevin Kruse from LEADx about being a more effective communicator. Jay and Kevin address making the most of your body language, being a better listener, acknowledging the … Continue reading

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3 Habits that Detract from Your Credibility and How to Avoid Them

Most communication skills are not about “right” and “wrong.” The overall impression you make on others is a combination of many factors, and the frequency of certain behaviors. Here are three language habits that undermine your authority. Qualifying Language Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Vote for the Best Message

It’s about five weeks before the presidential election and you’re probably getting bombarded with phone calls, flyers and commercials about various candidates.  Each of these communications carries a message. The most successful of those messages are short, highly-focused and deliver … Continue reading

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