Public Speaking Tips

Effective Communication Skills for Short Meetings

Make the Most of Your Ten-Minute Meeting In response to the questions I received regarding my previous blog about communicating with executives, I’d like to provide some additional guidance on these critical communications.   In order to make your recommendations short, sweet and to the point, consider using the Ten-Minute Solution Process. If you organize …

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Communication Skills: How to Communicate with Executives

When communicating with an E-Level professional, you must be decisive, persuasive and concise. Time is the biggest issue for any executive. So how do you make the most of your meeting? Respect their time. Be early and end on time. Have a prepared agenda. State early on what decisions need to be made and what …

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Presentation Tips: Guidelines for Visual Aids

I often receive questions about PowerPoint slides and how they should be used.  Some people believe PowerPoint is simply an awful tool.  I maintain that the problem is not with the tool or the technology, but rather with how it is used by the presenter. If you cram a bunch of content that your audience …

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Presentation Course: Remember What to Say

What is one of the worst things that can happen while delivering a presentation?  Forgetting what to say!  We’ve all been there.  You’ll be going through your presentation, everything seems to be fine, then BAM!  You have no idea what to say next.  What do you do?  You may start to ramble or begin using …

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Online Communication Skills: Is Anybody Listening?

If you’ve conducted or have been a part of webinars or web meetings, chances are you were less than impressed.  While it’s tempting to blame the technology, the real issue is with the presenter. When communicating during these meetings, the presenter absolutely must adjust their voice to keep their audience engaged.   Because your voice …

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