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Three Things That Erode Your Speaking Confidence

Your confidence is your biggest asset as a communicator. If you don’t invest time and energy to protect it, it will erode over time.   Before you invest in building more confidence, start plugging the leaks in the foundation. If you don’t plug the holes, the confidence you add will leak out. I work with […]

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The One-Word That Hooks Your Audience Every Single Time

  Imagine, being able to confidently give presentations anywhere and anytime. Imagine, being viewed as a respected leader in your field. Imagine, having no fear, no hesitation, no anxiety – you ask for what you want and get it. How will this affect you life? How much freedom will that give you? How many career […]

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How to Start a Presentation Effectively Using A Simple Analogy

This blog is a continuation of the “How to Start a Presentation Effectively” series.   As a professional, you speak to influence. Whether you educate, sell, inform, or update, your primary focus in business presentations is to influence a decision or a direction. That’s hard to do when your idea is out of the box. When the […]

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How to Run a Project Kickoff Meeting Successfully

Your ability to kickoff cross-functional team meetings is a key to your success. A Project Kick-off meeting is where you form your project team and where you set the tone of all future interactions. The purpose of the meeting is to have the group meet, set expectations, learn about project background and get on the […]

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How to React to an Unresponsive Audience

So you muster every ounce of courage you have, and you ask your audience a question. And no one answers. What do you do? Do you give up and go back to giving a boring presentation? Or do you try again in a smarter way? Today’s Tip-Tuesday will give you professional comebacks to use to […]

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The One Quality You Need To Boost Your Influencing skills

Do you want to be more influential when you present? Here is the naked truth about influence: Having all the influencing skills and techniques in the universe is not going to help you a single bit if you are not likable. A 2008 study in Management Science demonstrated that people watching a presenter are more […]

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A Simple Way To Make You “Irresistible” To Listeners

  In fact: You are always selling something when you speak to a group. You sell your ideas, concepts, projects, and products/ services. It’s easier to sell a tangible product than it is to sell an intangible one. This means that your ideas are the hardest thing to sell. And if you can sell your […]

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3 Ways To Dramatically Open Your Presentations

  Your goal as a presenter should be to capture the audience’s attention right from the beginning. I covered a few different ways to open your presentations before: And today I will include three more ways that are fit for any corporate talk. You want to learn as many ways as possible to capture the […]

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How To Run Effective Meetings at Work

How to Run More Effective Meetings At Work

Bad meetings have financial and emotional cost to them. We’ve all suffered from them. Others show up late, no agenda, no structure, and no one in charge. No one came prepared, nothing gets accomplished, and you walk out wondering how you are wasting your life. Over the course of 10 years working with C-level executives, I […]

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How to Present Data and Statistics with Impact

Statistics and data are an important part of your presentation. If misused, they can bore your audience to death. If used correctly, they can have a lasting impact. So, how do you present data the right way? Statistics and data are left brain food. They work well to support your logic and reasoning, and they […]

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