Presentation Skills & Eye Contact Build Connection

Have you ever met someone who fails to look you in the eye when they speak?  What do you think of their presentation skills? Worse, have you attended an important presentation but found the speaker looked away from their audience?  Making eye contact during public speaking is an important, even foundational, aspect of presentation skills.…

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Avoid These Moves in Your Next Client Presentation

Using your body language to highlight competence and confidence is a wonderful presentation skill to develop. It can make or break your next presentation to a client. However, many professionals are un-aware of certain postures or hand movements that can detract from their credibility. Here are three positions to avoid next time you speak to…

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How to Boost Audience Response in your Next Presentation

Are you frustrated about how your presentations are going?  Do you feel uncomfortable, and sense that your audience is in misery too?  Believe it or not, presenting can be fun!  This is true especially if  you can overcome some of the nervousness that plagues many speakers.  Here are a few tips that can change how…

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Are You Questioning Your Presentation Skills?

Are you Questioning Your Presentation Skills? Do you every worry that your presentation skills are less than stellar?  Have you ever seen bored faces looking back from the audience when you present too many stats and charts?  Chances are you have fallen into the trap that faces many presenters; namely relying too heavily on sharing…

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5 Ways to Energize Your Presentation Vocals

Everyone wants to sound interesting and energized when they speak.  But how can you expand your vocal range so that your audience is hanging on your every word?  Expanding your vocal range takes focus and practice; but all of us can improve the way we sound by using these top five strategies to transform how…

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Take Note: 3 Famous Presentations to Learn From

Public speaking is feared by many and can be one of the most difficult tasks to complete successfully. It is a task that, when done well, can be extremely captivating.  On the other hand, we have all sat through our fair share of presentations where we were bored to tears.  Clearly, public speaking is not…

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Beginners Guide to Setting up a Visual Aid

Giving a presentation can be a challenging task.  Many people are nervous about the idea of public speaking and that is coupled with the pressure of delivering pertinent information in a way that will captivate their audience.  Although this is no easy feat, visual aids play an important role in effective presentations.  A visual aid…

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3 Ways Better Presentation Skills Can Help Your Career

Let’s face it- most people hate the thought of speaking in public.  It creates fear and anxiety almost instantly and many people would do just about anything to avoid it.  However, in today’s professional world companies are seeking employees with superior communication skills.  Having great presentation skills will differentiate you from your peers and make…

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5 Tools to Try for Your Next Presentation

One of the most challenging parts of giving any presentation is the ability to engage your audience.  After all, we have all sat through our fair share of boring presentations.  The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.  There are a number of great presentation tools that will wow audiences and…

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3 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Presenting

As crazy as it sounds, the average person ranks public speaking at the top of their list of biggest fears alongside their fear of death.  While the fear of public speaking might be shared among millions of people, the truth is that it adversely affects your ability to achieve your professional goals. How successful you…

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