How to Move From Good to Great Speaking

James was a skilled high potential leader who spoke with great composure and strength. These skills had served him well in his previous roles, but now he was moving into “large group” presentations where he needed to provide direction rather than details, and motivate more than inform.  His goal was to add more appeal, more […]

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How to Rock in a Panel Discussion

Joanne was one part excited and one part nervous. She had been asked to speak on a panel discussion, and jumped at the chance. Afterward she realized that she wasn’t sure exactly how to ace this special presentation. Together we came up with the following checklist to help her on her way to success. Before […]

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Ready, Set, Present: How to Prepare for Presentation Success Part Two

Now that you have prepared your content well and have worked on being calm and focused, you are well on the way to feeling confident, focused, and ready for your important presentation. Here is the rest of the story; what to do in the hours and moments before the big event. 1. Walk to calm […]

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Ready, Set, Present: How to Prepare for Presentation Success

People often struggle to prepare themselves for a major presentation. They spend hours reworking their slides, and rehearsing lines in their heads. Yet, they often end up feeling frazzled and unfocused. How can you prepare yourself so that you are ready and able to present your ideas successfully? Read on: Have a clear goal for […]

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How to Become a Natural Born Communicator

Jack* is a natural born people person. And that makes him a natural born communicator. When you first meet him you’ll notice his calm, steady eye contact and his friendly smile. But as you begin a conversation with him, something special begins to happen. He asks a few questions until he finds something you have […]

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How to Rock your Number-Driven Presentation

John was reluctant to present monthly results to his leaders. His heavily chart-laden slides either resulted in sleepy audiences, or in lots of questions, most of them off-topic. What to do? If your presentations are number-heavy, or if you are presenting financial data, you might want to try some of these tips to bring them […]

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