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Take a Presentation From Good To Great By Setting Boundaries

  One of the simplest, fastest, and easiest way I know to take any presentation to the next level is to “elegantly” set boundaries and rules during your introduction. Boundaries and rules will tell people how to behave while you are speaking. If you don’t tell your audience how to behave, then they will do […]

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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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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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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 Be More Attractive and Get Someone’s Attention

  If you want to command, respect, admiration, and higher pay, then stop chasing people and learn to attract them. Culturally speaking the person with the higher status is the person that does not beg to get someone’s attention, but it’s the person who elegantly attracts others to him/her. This person is often labeled Magnetic. […]

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The 4 Newest Rules Of Effective Public Speaking

  The old rules of effective public speaking changed forever in June of 2006. That’s when TED posted their first 6 TED talks online featuring presenters like Al Gore, Tony Robbins, and Ken Robinson. The reason that was a pivotal moment in the history of public speaking was that the videos exposed the world to […]

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How to Sell an Idea to Your Team in 30 Seconds

Ramble, ramble, ramble, portal, ramble, technology, ramble, ….. If you’ve tried to sell something to your team (or anyone) and it sounded like that, then you are in trouble. Stringing together product features has never been able to sell anyone. What influences people to buy are benefits to them and their ego. Technical and even […]

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How To Tell A Great Story

How To Tell A Great Story

You are born a storyteller. Like most kids, you probably played with rocks, sticks, toys and created grand narratives before you even could talk properly. You tell stories all the time, and you probably don’t even notice it. You share stories with management, customers, colleagues and direct reports in various situations. Start paying attention, and […]

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