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Tips for a fledgling speaker

After our first public speaking training session ends, Maria, the chief financial officer of a multinational company, and I chat over a cup of...

Jokes are a slippery slope in public speaking

Feeling nervous? Open with a joke. Want to get the audience’s attention? Open with a joke. Is the audience half asleep? Open with a...
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Tips for creating engaging and effective slide presentations

Have you ever been to a presentation where the presenter turns his back on the audience and reads from the slides? I have. A...
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What did you mean by that? Idioms can be dangerous in...

Idioms, slang, and colloquialisms have their place in presentations, but you want to consider aspects of each. This consideration is indispensable now that videoconferencing...
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Memorizing presentations can lead to trouble

I cannot count how many times I have been asked, “Am I supposed to memorize my presentation?” My standard – and slightly confusing – answer...
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Speak and clients may come

You chose to be a consultant so you could help people overcome obstacles and achieve their objectives, and that’s a worthy and lofty goal....
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Tips to taming your nerves before speaking in public

Your heart pounds. You breathe faster and harder. You begin to sweat. Your blood pressure increases. Your face gets flush. Your mind seems as...
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This soft skill deserves much credit

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson each point to public speaking as the most valuable business skill for building a career. Going even...
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Silence can be a tool in a presentation

When you’re developing a presentation, there’s no doubt that you give thought to the words you will use to convey your message. But how...
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Add impact to your presentation

How many times have you delivered a presentation and known that people were not engaged? Demoralizing, isn’t it? Well, there are numerous elements you...
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