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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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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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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It can be a lifesaver to have a colleague or friend pre-assigned as a helper when you present virtually. Whether you teach classes, make videos, lead workshops, host networking events, or present to your business colleagues, consider asking someone to …

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Many speakers are eager to share all their hard-gained knowledge with their audience. They know so much about their area of expertise that they want to make sure they get it all across to the listeners. This can result in …

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When undertaking a presentation, we plan for success. We should also be preparing for things that could go wrong. Before you host a virtual workshop, teach an online class, make a video, give a presentation or live-stream, write down all …

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In our virtual world, the use of slides in presentations has sky-rocketed. This overuse has led to bored audiences and messages that are quickly forgotten. For the average presentation of less than 20-minutes, you should be able to speak without …

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