Presentation Effectiveness

How to Align Your Body Language for Success

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May 22, 2015
How to Align Your Body Language for Success

Did you know that your body language can help or hurt your level of success? Surprisingly, your voice inflection, facial expressions and body language comprise up to 90% of your message. Body language or nonverbal communication is extremely important in business given that humans produce over1: 700,000 signs 5,000 distinct hand gestures 250,000 facial...
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Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

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May 1, 2015
Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

The sheer preparation for a speech is stressful, let alone considering how to maintain the audience’s attention for the entire presentation. Millions of people fear public speaking more than anything else. Many cite the audience as the greatest source of angst—will they pay attention? Laugh if a mistake is made? A recent Fortune article...
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How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

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April 16, 2015
How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

Begin with a punch- The most important part of a presentation is the opening because it is during those few seconds that the audience votes—are they going to actively listen or tune out? You must grab their attention in order to engage them. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, however the...
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3 Critical Communication Tactics – Write it Right!

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March 20, 2015
3 Critical Communication Tactics – Write it Right!

The greatest contributor to your success in every aspect of business, social and family life boils down to one thing—how well you communicate. Poor communicators often have low self-esteem and suffer from frustration and confusion. Strong communicators, on the other hand, act confidently and are able to engage, educate, inspire, and lead people. Their...
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Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

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March 4, 2015
Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

Effective presentation skills are critical for knowledge transfer, lecturing, sales, teaching, training and even personal activities such as serving on the board of a homeowner’s association. The power of a presentation is the key differentiator between success and failure when persuading colleagues, inspiring a team and/or presenting an idea to stakeholders. If you’re unsure...
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Employ Effective Verbal and Visual Communications When Presenting

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July 23, 2014
Employ Effective Verbal and Visual Communications When Presenting

Human beings see things differently. Some may gain wisdom or knowledge through verbal means, while others learn more successfully through visual means. However, when someone is communicating an idea or a project with others, their success rate will soar if they employ both the verbal and the visuals when leading meetings and making presentations....
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A Sure-Fire Topic to Hold Your Audience’s Attention

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June 16, 2014
A Sure-Fire Topic to Hold Your Audience’s Attention

Dale Carnegie knew that you may possibly bore people if you talk about things and ideas, but you can hardly fail to hold their attention when you talk about people. Stories about people are what fuel the millions of conversations floating over fences in the backyards of America, and over dinner tables. And the...
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Seven Tips for Using Your Voice to Improve a Presentation

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February 10, 2014
Seven Tips for Using Your Voice to Improve a Presentation

Everyone has experienced boredom by a conference speaker at one time or another. Good presenters, on the other hand, know their voice can make or break a presentation. A well-trained voice can make a huge impression on listeners. And despite how well you know the presentation, there is always room for improvement. To help...
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