Effective speakers and presenters build ‘signposts’ into their speech. They guide their listeners through the information by using words that make it clear what lies ahead, and then as they progress, alerting them to where they are along the way.  …

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Most business owners know the benefits of appearing as interview guests. Whether it is on a social media platform or in more traditional media, these appearances can bring real value to the business. As you prepare for that interview, it …

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Occasionally, business speakers need to give a presentation that will require a lot of time. When faced with an hour-long presentation, they worry about how they will keep their colleagues’ attention.  This is the time to consider building in rest stops; …

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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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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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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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Virtual presentations deprive listeners of the energy they experience when in person. Presenting virtually often drives speakers to adopt a flat, affectless manner. They lack energy, which leads to their presentation (business style, live streaming, or a video) coming across as …

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Many people fear impromptu questions, but they are an essential skill in business.Business meetings usually require the ability to speak off-the-cuff in a concise and coherent manner. For job seekers, it is imperative they have a technique to tackle those …

How to P.R.E.P for Impromptu Questions. Read more »

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