Presentation Effectiveness

Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

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September 22, 2017
Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

Tweet When it comes to listening, most people are only proficient at half of Merriam-Webster’s definition which is, “to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important, or true.”  I know my colleagues and family members can hear me, however I often discover that they weren’t really listening after the...
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Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

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May 12, 2017
Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

Tweet If you’ve ever wondered what it is about popular people that makes them so magnetic, here are five of their key habits. They are present. These days, it’s common to walk into a meeting just before it officially starts to find most participants nose-down staring at their laptop or smart phone screens.  Or...
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How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

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May 5, 2015
How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

Tweet Begin with a punch- The most important part of a presentation is the opening because it is during those few seconds that the audience votes—are they going to actively listen or tune out?  You must grab their attention in order to engage them.  This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, however...
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Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

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March 7, 2015
Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

Tweet Effective presentation skills are critical for knowledge transfer, lecturing, sales, teaching, training and even personal activities such as serving on the board of a homeowner’s association. The power of a presentation is the key differentiator between success and failure when persuading colleagues, inspiring a team and/or presenting an idea to stakeholders. If you’re...
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The ABCs of Dramatic and Effective Communication

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February 18, 2015
The ABCs of Dramatic and Effective Communication

Tweet Think back to a recent important conversation you had or presentation you viewed. Can you recall at least 50% of the information? Were you focused on the person speaking and listening the entire time? If you answered ‘no,’ do not fret. You are not alone. Human memories are inherently complex because they are...
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Expect This Big Question in Your Next Job Interview

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January 31, 2013
Expect This Big Question in Your Next Job Interview

Tweet Whether a job interview holds some surprises for you or not, one thing you can count on is the interviewer saying, “Tell me about yourself.” The way in which you respond can mean the difference between a job offer and a rejection letter, so don’t be caught off guard. The best way to...
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Successful Business Presentations – 10 Things NOT To Do

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September 21, 2012

Tweet Whenever you think about tips for giving a successful presentation, you usually see more people telling you about things that you should do to give a good presentation.  You should practice.  You should add a little humor.  You should know your audience.  You should keep your presentation relevant.  But, what about the things...
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The Necessity of Persistence in Public Speaking

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August 21, 2012

Tweet When we start to learn any new thing, we never advance steadily or improve gradually. We do it by sudden jerks, and by abrupt starts. Then we remain stationary for a time, or we may even slip back and lose some of the ground we have previously gained. These periods of stagnation, or...
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People Will Judge You by the Speech You Use

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August 14, 2012

Tweet We are judged each day by our speech. Our words reveal our refinements; they tell the discerning listener of the company we have kept; they are the hallmarks of education and culture. Dale Carnegie said that we have only four contacts with the world: We are evaluated and classified by what do, by...
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7 Tips for Being a Better Public Speaker

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July 6, 2012

Tweet Giving presentations is a big part of the business world and, for some, in their everyday lives.  But, why does public speaking come so naturally to some people and others seem to collapse under the pressure?  Some of it has to do with personality and self-confidence.  But a lot of it has to...
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