Category Archives: Public Speaking

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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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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