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No More Non-Words in Business Presentations

No More Non-Words You always want to sound eloquent and professional when you communicate.  But umms and uhhs keep on sneaking into your speech!  Nothing can kill your perceived confidence and credibility like non-words.  Non-words such as ah, like, you know, so, and umm make you sound unprepared and unprofessional.  To eliminate the use of …

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Public Speaking Tips: How to Present with a Lectern

How to Present with a Lectern? Don’t. When you have to give an important talk, you are relieved to learn you’ll present with a lectern.  Not so fast!  Lecterns are good for holding your notes, but you need to make sure that you don’t get trapped behind the podium.  Here are some important things to …

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Use Your Webcam for Engaging Online Communications

Video can be a great way to connect with your virtual audiences during webinars.  By periodically and briefly using a webcam during online presentations, you can capture your audience’s attention and add a personal touch that helps them identify your voice with your picture.  Use the following tips to help your use of video be …

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Telling a Story: Connect, Don’t Distract

Your goal while presenting is to be engaging, personable, and informative.  One of the easiest ways to increase your enthusiasm and connect with your audience while presenting is to tell a story.  But there are some guidelines you should follow to make sure your story doesn’t take you off topic. Relevant.  If your story doesn’t …

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Presentation Skills: Tips to Keep Your Audience’s Attention

Five Tips to Maintain Your Audience’s Attention While Presenting Whenever you give a presentation, you need to keep your audience’s attention so they leave informed and excited, not confused and bored.  Try implementing the following suggestions to keep your audience captivated throughout: Personal Story/Anecdote:  Tell a brief (under two minutes) and relevant personal story to …

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