Don’t Forget to Project and Articulate When Speaking

As a speaker or presenter, always remember that your most powerful asset is your voice.  Delivering a presentation with a strong, confident, and sincere voice is very important and will have a huge impact on audience perception.  In fact, much of your credibility is based on your voice.  For this reason, speakers should pay close…

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Connect with Your Audience by Telling a Story

People love stories because they put situations into perspective and help people connect with them in a real life setting.  Stories are compelling and cause people to experience a range of emotions. When it comes to giving a presentation, a carefully crafted story allows audiences to relate to the brand and connect with the speaker.…

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Tips For Improving Your Timing During Speeches

Think about the last time you were attending a presentation where the speaker went over their allotted time.  Chances are you were bored and maybe a little irritated that it put you behind schedule.  You may have even been tempted to get up and leave before the presentation was over.  The fact is timing is…

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Engage With Your Audience By Asking Thought Provoking Questions

Asking questions is an essential part of any presentation.  Good questions keep the audience engaged, stimulate them intellectually, and create a more exciting atmosphere. Questions can also be beneficial for the presenter because they show what information the audience has retained and it helps them clarify any confusion. That said, asking questions is an art. …

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A Few Good Speakers Anyone Can Learn From

Whether you are attending a keynote speech with hundreds of people or a sales meeting with only a dozen, we have all witnessed a speaker who keeps the audience hanging on every word as well as the speaker who has the audience watching the clock to see when it will end.  Some people have the…

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Strong Presentation Skills Lead To Many Successes

When it comes to climbing the corporate ladder and becoming more successful companies seek those employees with superior communication skills.  One way this is displayed is through the ability to give effective presentations.  Someone with strong presentation skills will likely appear confident and well organized.  A staff member who is a good presenter will likely…

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How To Be Effective With A Brief Presentation Time

There is tons of advice for how to give a speech in front of a large audience but the fact is people are much more likely to speak for just a few minutes in front of a smaller group.  This can be just as tricky because you are challenged to cover a great deal of…

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Effective Meeting Facilitation

Let’s face it…we have all been stuck in poor meetings that seem to go on for hours with little or no purpose at all.  The fact is employees spend more than one third of their time in meetings, almost half of which is  unproductive.  What does this mean for businesses?  The answer is simple…wasted time…

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Presenting To Large Groups: How To Work Out The Jitters

The time has come when you have been asked to give a presentation in front of a large group.  Although you are very competent with the material, the thought of speaking in front of such a large crowd might bring on nervousness and anxiety. The truth is many people struggle with the fear of public…

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How To Use Stats In Business Presentations

For some people the thought alone of listening to statistics makes them yawn. However, there are times when you are expected to provide facts and figures as part of your business presentations. It can be quite a challenge to find a way to create a memorable presentation when presenting statistics to your audience. You want…

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