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How To Make A Presentation Fun, Interactive, and Enjoyable

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Mike’s presentations were always fun and interactive!

Mike was the CEO of the very first company I worked at after college.

Mike knew his material, and he knew how to present it. He made presentations on cancer vaccines seem almost like a scene from Game of Thrones.

As an entry level engineer at the time, I envied Mike. I wanted to be like him. I spent the last ten years of my life after leaving engineering studying the best speakers in the world and as a result collected some techniques […]

2017-04-18T18:04:43+00:00 By |0 Comments

The 8 Qualities All Great Presenters Have

You get evaluated by management and peers every time you speak in front of a group.

To win and to do well, you have to know the qualities they are looking for and the criteria for evaluation.

That’s why when I facilitate executive retreats on communication skills, I start by having the executives write up characteristics of good presenters based on their perception.

I used to think that each organization had their different criteria based on their culture. However, after working with hundreds of executive teams, I realized there is the common criterion that surfaces all the time.

I analyzed the results I […]

2017-04-11T18:33:44+00:00 By |0 Comments

Find Out Your Relationship Status With Public Speaking

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You as a human are in the relationship business.

You form relationships with fellow humans, you develop relationships with pets, and yes you even build relationships with abstract concepts like public speaking.

Just like any other, your relationship with public speaking could be healthy or toxic. If it’s healthy, you want to maintain it and nourish it, and if it’s toxic, you want to heal it.

Improving your relationship with public speaking takes two things.

  • Awareness: Knowing where you stand in the relationship.
  • Work: You have to put in the effort to get good at […]
2017-04-04T11:34:23+00:00 By |4 Comments

How to Disagree Respectfully in a Business Environment

How To Disagree Respectfully

Disagreement is a healthy part of business meetings.

Do you agree?

It’s ok if you don’t (leave it in the comments and would love to read it).

The problem is not usually with disagreement; the problem is with how the disagreement is delivered. You can deliver and receive a disagreement, and both parties benefit, or you can deliver a disagreement and create conflict, mistrust, and unnecessary awkwardness.

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Disagreement can be productive if done right. In the first part […]

2017-03-30T15:57:39+00:00 By |0 Comments

The 7 Ingredients of Self-Confidence

Self Confidence Ingredients
Did you know that anxiety is one of the ingredients of self-confidence?

Self-confidence is a cocktail of emotional states that you feel at a time. A state is a physio-neuro-emotional response ( how you feel, what you think, and how you move). To feel confident, you need anxiety plus 6 more emotional states.

When the ingredients are mixed in the right proportion, you will experience confidence. If you miss a part or over do another, you will not get a sense of confidence.

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2017-04-07T13:41:53+00:00 By |2 Comments

5 “Talking With Your Hands” Rules Charismatic Leaders Use

What To do With your Hands During Public Speaking: Hand Gestures

You are always talking with your hands.

Unfortunately, your hands might be saying the wrong things.

According to a study published in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal: If you don’t use your hands when presenting, or if you use awkward hand movements, your audience will label you as cold and aloof.

On the contrary, if you use proper hand gestures, they will perceive you as engaging and charismatic.

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Because hand gestures […]

2017-04-07T13:41:55+00:00 By |2 Comments

The 7 Questions You Must Answer in All Your Executive Presentations

Executive Presentations and Briefings Ingredients

Executive presentations can be the hardest nut to crack, yet will have the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to your career advancement.

Master the executive presentation, and you will get the visibility and recognition to drive your career upward. The alternative is to fumble and ramble through, and get labeled as “not for leadership” material.

It’s unfortunate because being smart, analytical, detailed oriented will work against you when developing your executive brief, unless, you follow a disciplined approach to clarify and broaden your message.

What is an […]

2017-04-07T13:41:58+00:00 By |0 Comments

The Number One Key to Leadership Communication

Communication is Key To Leadership

The key to leadership communication is flexibility.

Communication flexibility means being able to adjust your communication style to achieve an outcome. An outcome could be getting approval on a new project, getting more organizational resources, getting a promotion, or convincing the executives on a new business direction.

Why is Flexibility in Communication is so Important in Leadership

The reason flexibility is essential because different situations require different approaches. If you just communicate in one style, then you will not get the results you want. Abraham Maslow called this the instrument […]

2017-04-07T13:41:58+00:00 By |1 Comment

3 Ways to Reduce Uptalk To Boost Your Credibility As a Leader

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Leaders Don’t Uptalk. Leaders command the room every time they communicate.

Both men and women uptalk. However, It’s interesting that my female clients recognize that they sometimes do uptalk, but my male clients usually don’t (even though they are just as guilty!).

So what is uptalk?

Uptalk is when you raise your intonation at the end of a declarative sentence. So, you might want to say “Walk all the way to 406 Brannan St.” But it will come out sounding like “Walk all the way to 406 Brannan St.???”

If you do the second version, your listener […]

2017-04-07T13:42:00+00:00 By |4 Comments
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