Category Archives: Public Speaking

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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Winning Over an Audience

At Exec-Comm, we strive to help people communicate with impact. We teach presenters to focus less on themselves and more on their audience. Creating an emotional connection is a powerful way to draw the listener in and make an impact. … Continue reading

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Pause — Five reasons to stop talking and catch your breath (and let them catch theirs)

Silence is golden. This proverbial saying tells us that sometimes it’s better to say nothing than to speak. How true. Yet while we hear this from a very young age, few seem to take the meaning to heart. And fewer still … Continue reading

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Presenting to International Audiences

This summer I traveled to Austria, The Czech Republic, and Germany with my family. Though we were on vacation, I couldn’t help but continue to notice people and their behaviors through my work as a global communications consultant.  In addition … Continue reading

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The Power of Imagery in Communications

Best-selling author, Stephen King once said “imagery does not occur on the writer’s page; it occurs in the reader’s mind. “To describe everything is to supply a photograph in words; to indicate the points which seem the most vivid and … Continue reading

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Presentations: Four Common Mistakes to Avoid

Here at Exec-Comm we focus on helping executives communicate better. Many of our clients already possess the skills to be great communicators, but more often than not, minor mistakes hinder their ability to get their message across effectively. In today’s … Continue reading

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