Audio Range- Voice Modulations from Soft to Loud

Voice modulation refers to the way you control or adjust your voice and it is an important component of communication because it fills your words with expression and emotion.  It is especially important in public speaking because it helps the audience to clearly hear and understand the presentation.  By mastering the art of voice modulation,…

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Intonation- Accent Keys Words in Your Talk

Intonation refers to the rise and fall of the voice while speaking.  It is an important communication tool because it allows the speaker to alter the meaning of what they are saying.  They can strengthen a specific key word, add emotion to a sentence, or adjust their attitude simply by varying their pitch.  A speaker…

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Where to Look During Your Presentation

Giving a presentation is a nerve wracking experience.  Oftentimes people become so uncomfortable and anxious that they don’t even know where to stand or what to do with their hands during the presentation…but what about their eyes?  Where should you look during a presentation?  Many people find it frightening to look directly at the audience.…

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Don’t Just Stand There- Productive Movement During a Presentation

If you have ever attended a lecture or presentation where the presenter spoke from behind a podium for the entire presentation than you understand just how boring and disengaging that is for an audience.  Movement during presentations sometimes gets a bad reputation because audiences might be distracted by mindless, repetitive pacing.  However, when movement is…

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Sounds of Silence- When to Pause and For How Long

When you are giving a presentation you might consider silence the enemy or the sign of someone who is unprepared.   It happens when you get lost in your thoughts or you become riddled with anxiety.  It’s during these silent moments that we oftentimes begin to panic.  While silence can certainly feel disturbing at times, there…

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Same Presentation, Different Location

Same Presentation, Different Location You might have a job that requires you to give presentations every now and then.  In some cases, you might even have to travel around giving the same presentation to different audiences.  In order to be a successful leader in the workplace, you have to become skilled at giving presentations like…

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Presentations for Managers- How Presentations Can Set the Tone for Your Organization

Presentations for Managers- How Presentations Can Set the Tone for Your Organization  Businesses use presentations to inform, educate, motivate, and persuade internal and external audiences.  Presentations are built into training workshops, sales meetings, and internal communication programs as a means for providing visual images to engage audiences.  Therefore, it is essential for managers to be…

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Presenting with PowerPoint

Presenting with PowerPoint Millions of people give business presentations every year and it can’t be denied that a considerable amount of people still choose to use PowerPoint as a presentation tool.  While there are plenty of other applications and presentation tools available, PowerPoint will always remain a popular default presentation application. Like any other tool…

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