Most business speakers know the importance of story-telling when giving presentations. We know stories help our colleagues or customers stay focused and pay attention. We also know stories make information easier to remember.  Yet, many times, presenters do not know …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Feedback is guidance that helps the recipient achieve a positive outcome. Prepare: focus on areas that require improvement. What issues did you observe? Why is it important that this be addressed? Anticipate questions. Timing: try to meet sooner rather than …

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All Speaking is Public Speaking.  Most people can start or join a conversation without a second thought. They engage with ease. They may be witty, serious, telling a story, or sharing information. These everyday conversations rarely make people feeling anxious …

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