Layering stories (examples) into your presentations adds detail, creates mental images, and makes dry or remote information more accessible. Studies show that ideas are more readily accepted when put into a narrative structure as opposed to an analytical structure.  Listeners …

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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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When public speaking, you have 30 seconds to get your audience’s attention. Use it wisely!From your first words, you need to connect to your audience by using effective verbal and non-verbal skills. Verbal:Start with a strong hook. Develop an opening …

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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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Why:The quickest way to grow a skillset is to receive effective feedback. Speakers who listen to and then implement feedback can immediately course correct. Instead of repeating the same errors or retaining the same issues, they adapt their performance and …

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Whether you are being interviewed on a podcast or for an article, your goal is to respond as fluidly and coherently as possible.However, many people feel the urge to jump in and respond as soon as the interviewer stops speaking. …

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In public speaking, non-verbal skills are as important as verbal skills, and one of the most important non-verbal skills is effective body language. But how do we show confidence when we are restricted to video conferencing? Dress (almost) how you …

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