Most presenters know that it is important to vary their pace. If they speak at the same speed for an entire presentation, it can seem monotonous to listeners. But, deciding when to speed up and when to slow down can …

Power up Your Presentations by Varying the Pace at Which You Speak. Read more »

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If you give a lot of business presentations, you will eventually make a mistake. However, the takeaway is not the error; it is how you handle the error. There are two main kinds of presentation mistakes, those your listeners witness …

You’ve Made a Mistake in Your Presentation, Now What? Read more »

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Most speakers are aware that people are a blend of both right brain and left brain skills. Yet, they speak only to the left brain. They present the material with a focus on linear thinking, analysis, facts, and logic; they …

Business Speakers. Use the 1-2 Punch: Connect With Emotion, Follow-up With Logic. Read more »

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When first preparing for a presentation, many speakers will write out the material in the form of an essay. Although it is important to organize the material, they prepare as though their words will be read. They follow all the …

Want a Great Presentation? Throw the Writing Rulebook Away. Read more »

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In our professional lives, we occasionally have to talk about topics that aren’t inherently interesting. The information may be information-dense, dry, dull, or in your mind, boring. Here are my top tips to make your presentation more engaging, Remember, there …

Business Speakers: How To Engage Your Colleagues When the Topic Is Boring. Read more »

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Even after much preparation, speakers can get thrown by the behavior of their listeners. In person (and virtually) they will notice that someone has an angry expression, or another person appears to be doodling, or someone else is tapping a …

Business Speakers, It Is Not About You! Why Your Listeners’ Behavior Should Not Derail You. Read more »

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When giving presentations, speakers assume they convey their emotions through their facial expressions. But, this is only partly true. Studies show that we use our hearing to detect mood even more than we use our sight.  In our virtual world, …

Speakers, Be Aware of Your Tone—Listeners Can Hear Your Mood. Read more »

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At the end of most business interviews, the interviewer will usually ask if you have any questions for them. Always answer yes to asking follow-up questions! By asking follow-up questions, you show you are engaged and you care; you are …

For Successful Business Interviews, Prepare Your Follow-up Questions Carefully. Read more »

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The main issue that terrifies speakers is the fear that the audience will judge them and find them wanting. They assume their listeners arrive ready to find fault with every single word and gesture. This is far from reality. Do …

Start Trusting Your Listeners. They Want You To Succeed! Read more »

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Presenters often call for questions from their team. This is a time to share knowledge, illuminate a topic and add value for the audience.Occasionally, someone will ask a question that the presenter cannot answer. Avoid responding, “I don’t know.”Firstly pause and …

Prepare Your Go-To Responses Before You Start the Q&A. Read more »

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