Humor in Presentations: Do’s and Don’ts

Should you or shouldn’t you? There is nothing like sharing a good laugh during a serious presentation. And nothing worse than humor that backfires. No wonder so many people shy away from humor altogether. Yet…you want to give it a try. OK, then, here are some guidelines to help you decide when and how to [...]

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Golden Rules for Great Listening

Listening is a huge part of our daily life, both at work and at home. How good a listener are you–really? Because we rarely if ever give it any special attention, we might not be as good at listening as we would like to think we are! Here are some pointers that can help you [...]

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Quick Tips for Better Body Language and Stance

Presenting? Don’t obsess over how to stand and move in order to project confidence; follow these guidelines and you will look—and feel confident when you speak. Stand tall from the ribcage; this looks confident–strong yet relaxed. Keep your head straight but not rigid. Plant your feet, weight distributed evenly between both feet and place your [...]

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Five Simple Tips for What to do With Your Hands When You Speak

Ah the angst–what do you do with your hands. We rarely wonder about them until we stand up to speak and then suddenly it’s all we can think about. In our pockets? Locked up tight? Behind our backs? No, no and no. In case you are wondering, here are the things you should be doing. [...]

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10 Quick Tips for “Owning” Your Presentations

Are you ever tentative about speaking in front of others? Do you fear you will make a mistake or look foolish? Do you ever worry that people will disagree with you? If so, it’s possible that you aren’t completely committed to your own communication. Before you lead another meeting, sales call, presentation or training session, [...]

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