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 …

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Many speakers struggle with choosing the first words to get their presentation started.  They know what to say, but they can’t figure out the opening sentence (or two) to grab their listener’s attention.  A few opening gambits that are well-known …

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Many people see small talk as a waste of time. They would be wrong to do so; small talk is a big deal.  When we meet face to face, we ease into discussions with a little bit of ‘conversational grease,’ …

Small Talk Matters. Top Tips to Get You Talking. Read more »

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Having good diction means enunciating/pronouncing your words clearly. Strong public speakers work on their diction to ensure listeners can follow their meaning and miscommunication is avoided. (Consider how the word winter is often pronounced as winner, or how library is often pronounced as lie-berry.) These top …

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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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Thanksgiving is a holiday made to be toasted. It is filled with family, fun, and food. However, the 2020 version of the holiday will probably be enjoyed around a laptop rather than a crowded table. So how do we give …

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For many business people, making phone calls is a critical part of their day. Some calls are more casual conversations with colleagues or clients. However, a high percentage of calls are important opportunities to reach out to new clients, reassure …

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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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