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Top Public Speaking Tips For Women

Workshop attendee: “Do you have examples of great women public speakers?” I get this question a lot from women interested in improving their public speaking skills. The answer is yes and it’s always a great idea to learn from, and then model, the best public speakers. Below are 6 tips that I synthesized from watching […]

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6 Ways Storytelling Will Make You A Better Presenter

One time an executive told me that they are hesitant about telling stories at work. Their company emphasized data, reasoning, and facts. He thought that storytelling is fluff and will cause him to lose credibility. If you’re hesitant about telling stories at work, then you might be worried about losing credibility as well.  After working […]

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4 Tips To Ace An Executive Presentation

An executive presentation is a presentation you do for executives. They are different from any other presentation. One time an engineer at Tesla told me how scary it is to present to Elon Musk. He said, “you barely go through the first 5 slides of 50 in the allocated time.” He said Elon Musk wanted […]

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How To Start A Presentation (6 Do’s and Dont’s)

If you’re worried about how to start a presentation at work, then good! You’re worried about the right thing. The start of your presentation can mean the difference between confused, bored looks or excited and interested people looking back at you.  Let’s go through the 6 crucial mistakes you must avoid when starting a presentation […]

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6 Key Ways To Project Executive Presence

You’re presenting on Zoom and your manager’s manager happens to show up in the meeting. Are you projecting executive presence? Maybe you are, maybe you aren’t. Regardless, developing executive presence is critical for moving up in leadership within your organization.  But first, what is executive presence?  Simply put, it’s your body language and voice – the […]

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How To Present Like An Executive

Imagine that one of your colleagues or your manager says the following to you after you finish presenting: “Wow, you present like an executive!” That’s not far fetched.  One of our clients shared an email she received from her boss saying something similar. There is no magic here, but a few elements to incorporate in […]

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“Experience Required” Series Part 4 of 4: How to Follow Up After the Interview (If You Don’t Have the Right Experience)

In the last article of the Experienced Required series, you learned how to handle yourself during the interview, what to say (and not say) to best show you’re the right fit for the job. In this article, you’re going to learn what to say in the follow-up email (that you should definitely be writing) after […]

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“Experience Required” part 3 of 4: How to position yourself during the interview (When you don’t have the right experience)

You see a position you really want at a great company. But you don’t have the exact experience they’re looking for.  Should you even apply? Yes! After that, if you want to increase the chance that you get an interview, follow these steps.  Assuming you’ve landed the interview, I’ll now walk you through the “do’s” […]

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“Experience Required” Part 2 of 4: How To Get The Interview (when you don’t have the right experience)

You’re looking at a position and you don’t have the exact experience. Should you even apply? Yes! (we cover why you should in this article).  Okay, great. So you’ve decided to apply. Now how do you maximize your chances of getting the interview?  Well, what you don’t want to do is the “apply and hope” […]

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“Experience Required” part 1 of 4: Should You Even Apply? (When You Don’t Have the right experience)

You may have looked at a job post and wondered: “Should I apply for a job if I don’t have all the necessary qualifications?” Our answer is yes, you should apply – if you’re at least a 70% fit. Here are 3 reasons you should apply. Practice interviewing The first reason why you should apply […]

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