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Here’s What Your Finger Length Reveals About Your Speaking Personality [Fun]

  Research indicates that you can tell a lot about a person just by studying their hands – specifically the length of their index vs ring finger. The length of the ring finger is determined by the amount of testosterone a fetus is exposed to during the second trimester of pregnancy This exposure has direct […]

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The Top 9 Characteristics of Effective Public Speakers

Public speaking can be terrifying, but when you care about your career progression you need to find a way to get your voice out. Public speaking is how you can share your ideas with a large number of people, stand out from the corporate crowd, and get visibility in your field. Unfortunately, if you’re public […]

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The Biggest “Assumption-Trap” Presenters Make & How to Avoid It

  When you assume, you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me.” This applies to your presentations as well. I learned this lesson the hard way, and you don’t have to. The biggest assumption my clients make when presenting at team meetings or executive committees is this: “everyone knows and remembers the background of […]

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How To Make It Easy For Your Audience To Say Yes To You

Let’s face it: You want more people to agree with you. What you might not know already is that most people want to agree with you impulsively. They want to support you and champion your cause. All you have to do is give them a reason. The reason does not have to be the most […]

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Women In Leadership Program Notes

  Women in Leadership Course Notes The two ways to position yourself as a leader in your organization. 1. Through force; Playing the game of politics and jockeying for position. 2. Through personal change; One of my mentors once said that you could change the world by changing yourself. The organization is an ecosystem, and […]

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How To Make A Big Impression With Numbers

You can stop death by numbers today. Numbers are abstract. The bigger stranger a number is, the harder it is to be digested by your audience. At some point, your audience loses the ability to translate the numbers you spout out into something meaningful. That’s when they check out, lose interest, and give you the […]

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Your Company’s Brand Will Give You Authority and Credibility

  Speaking about your company’s brand is a win/win strategy for you and the brand. The brand gets more exposure and representation in the industry. And you get the association with the brand, which gives you more credibility, impact, and authority. Case Study In Action I thought of this Tip-Tuesday because I attend a series […]

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Influence Without Resistance Using The “It’s Not Your Fault” Formula

  I know something about you. You don’t like to be at fault for anything.  That’s not a secret; no one likes to be at fault. We are trained since childhood to think that being at fault equals punishment. As a result, and as adults, we develop blame avoidance.  Anytime we perceive a blame is […]

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How Long Does It Take To Master Public Speaking?

I get asked all the time: How long does it take to Master public speaking? If I don’t have time to explain I say: It takes a very long time and lots of practice. If I have time to explain, then I say: It takes about 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. However, to advance your […]

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3 Professional Ways to Create Suspense When Presenting

Lots of presentations are boring (especially corporate ones). If you want to stand out from your peers and have the audience anticipate what you will say next, then you have to add some suspense elements to your presentations. Here are 3 practical ways you can apply today. 1 – Express the benefit for each point […]

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