Presentation Effectiveness

Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

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May 12, 2017
Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

Tweet If you’ve ever wondered what it is about popular people that makes them so magnetic, here are five of their key habits. They are present. These days, it’s common to walk into a meeting just before it officially starts to find most participants nose-down staring at their laptop or smart phone screens.  Or...
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Six Body Language Movements That Send The Wrong Message

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December 9, 2015
Six Body Language Movements That Send The Wrong Message

Tweet Many people don’t realize that we communicate with much more than words.  Our nonverbal communication, orbody language, which includes our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and even our voice inflection are critical to message delivery.  In fact, a person’s voice inflection, facial expressions and body language can make up over 90% of their message.  Whenever you...
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Science Says — Five to Prepare for Public Speaking

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December 4, 2015
Science Says — Five to Prepare for Public Speaking

Tweet Public speaking is the #1 fear in America according to the Wall Street Journal.  If you have an upcoming public speaking opportunity, follow these five tips to thwart anxiety and instead, deliver a speech your audience won’t forget—and one you’ll be proud to have given.  Practice until you’re comfortable in front of a crowd.  Dale...
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How to Align Your Body Language for Success

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

Tweet 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...
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How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

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April 24, 2015
How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

Tweet 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...
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Four Steps to a Successful Interview

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April 16, 2015
Four Steps to a Successful Interview

Tweet Prepare for the worst-case scenario. Dale Carnegie said, “Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.” In a perfect world, your interviewer would have had plenty of time to read your cover letter; study your resume; check out your LinkedIn profile and even done a social media scan. In reality, everyone is extremely...
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Three Keys to Capitalize on Confidence

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April 10, 2015
Three Keys to Capitalize on Confidence

Tweet Forbes article, 12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently, cites the results of a recent study at the University of Melbourne where confident people went on to earn higher wages and get promoted faster than everyone else. The article lists activities such as exercising regularly; seeking out small victories and celebrating other people. Here...
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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

Tweet 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...
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A Sure-Fire Topic to Hold Your Audience’s Attention

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June 19, 2014
A Sure-Fire Topic to Hold Your Audience’s Attention

Tweet 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...
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Effective Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Tips

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February 12, 2014
Effective Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Tips

Tweet There are more highly trained people in the business world today than ever before. And with training comes an enormous body of knowledge on all levels of business management, organizational structures, and effective sales techniques. Add to this the readily available supply of new information that can be garnered quickly and easily through...
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