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9 Professional Development Goals You Should Have For 2021

9 Professional Development Goals You Should Have For 2021

Setting professional development goals for the year is always a smart idea. Instead of a vague idea of where you want to be, setting goals will create a clear direction right from the start. There are two types of goals to focus on: 1) Big career goals: destination goals like your dream position (CEO, Team […]

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How To Speak Confidently To Leadership

Something that we hear often is that speaking or presenting to leadership can be nerve-racking. I’ll hear from a VP that she is confident speaking in almost every other area except this.  It makes sense why speaking to leadership can be stressful. They’re your bosses and you want to do a good job and look […]

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7 Tips For a Successful Virtual Lunch and Learn

You know that lunch and learns are great for your organization and team. But can they work in a virtual environment? The answer is a resounding, yes!  A virtual lunch and learn can be equally effective if not more effective than the in-person ones.  According to a recent informal client survey, virtual lunch and learns […]

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Why and When to Give a TED-Style Talk at Work

Why and When to Give a TED-Style Talk at Work

Imagine you were asked to give a TED-style talk to your company tomorrow. Would you be nervous? I know I would – and I’ve been working on speaking for years!  In this article, you’re going to learn what a TED-style talk is, how it’s different from business presentations, and why and when you should deliver […]

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Virtual Presence: Why It Matters and How To Elevate It!

Virtual presence has become a popular topic recently. With many companies turning to mediums like Zoom, Skype, and others for meetings, the demand for you as a professional to make an impact in this space has increased dramatically.  Estimates show that there are 55 million meetings a day in the United States. Since Covid has […]

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Toastmasters Speech # 1: Ice Breaker Speech

So you just joined Toastmasters and you need to do your Ice Breaker speech. Where do you start?  In this article, you’re going to learn powerful ways to organize, rehearse, and deliver your speech so that it resonates with your audience.  What is the Ice Breaker Speech?  Why is the Ice Breaker Speech Important?  List […]

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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)

Do you stress out about the start of your presentations? You are not alone. The start of the presentation is critical. It can mean the difference between confusion or clarity, trust or mistrust, and boredom or interest. It’s good to think of your introduction as the onramp to a Highway. You want the intro to […]

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