Presentation Effectiveness

How to Get Things Done on Friday Afternoon

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September 10, 2017
How to Get Things Done on Friday Afternoon

Tweet The tendency to check out early around 3:00 pm on a Friday afternoon is more common than you think. In fact, experts say that our bodies naturally release hormones known as melatonin which causes us to feel sleepy around 2:00 pm. That groggy feeling is amplified on Fridays. The people who are the...
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The Dress Code of the New Workforce

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July 10, 2017
The Dress Code of the New Workforce

Tweet A sales professional who began his career in the 1980s may be shocked to walk into the headquarters of Google in 2017 and find the Senior Vice President wearing jeans on a Monday. As new age professionals embrace a more casual corporate culture, things like stuffy e-mails and the 9 to 5 work...
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Your Personal Brand Matters

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May 29, 2017
Your Personal Brand Matters

Tweet Branding is the reason a person may opt for a regular coffee from Starbucks over a latte from the bodega. It’s also the reason so many people choose to upgrade to the latest Apple iPhone even though some competitors may have employed more cutting-edge technology. When it comes to businesses, the power of...
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Why Collaboration Needs Healthy Communication

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May 22, 2017
Why Collaboration Needs Healthy Communication

Tweet Strong workplace collaboration can increase successful innovation by 15%! You’d be hard-pressed to find a hugely successful organization that doesn’t implement some form of collaboration on a regular basis to achieve their goals. But, when your team cannot communicate effectively, business success is shot before it even begins. We’ve all been there. You...
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Becoming an Influential Person Through Public Speaking

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May 15, 2017
Becoming an Influential Person Through Public Speaking

Tweet The adjective “influential” is described by Webster as having great influence on someone or something.  Synonyms include:  powerful, dominant, controlling, strong, authoritative, persuasive, significant, important, crucial, distinguished, affluential. So why are we talking about an adjective?  Because this one word is a deal changer. We’re attracted to influential people. You, me, your coworkers...
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The Strongest Leaders are the Best Communicators

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February 26, 2017
The Strongest Leaders are the Best Communicators

Tweet The best leaders in the world have one thing in common: They are excellent communicators. I would even go so far as to say that one can’t be a top leader without strong communication skills. Many bad communicators have poor listening skills. Instead of absorbing what you are saying, they just wait for...
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Building Trust with TED Talks

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February 13, 2017
Building Trust with TED Talks

Tweet The Oprah Winfrey show was massively successful. It lasted 25 years, won 47 Emmy Awards, and was viewed by 7.4 million viewers every day. Needless to say, her brand was enormous. People tuned in religiously. Once a month, Oprah had a segment called “Oprah’s Book Club” where she reviewed books from her personally...
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How to Turn a Boring Topic into an Engaging Presentation or Conversation

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January 30, 2017
How to Turn a Boring Topic into an Engaging Presentation or Conversation

Tweet There’s nothing more frustrating than an unengaged audience. You went through the trouble of preparing a presentation, forced yourself through your stage fright and now you’re standing before a room full of people who are nodding off or checking their phones. That’s probably because your presentation is boring.
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Authenticity lessons from a dog

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September 16, 2016
Authenticity lessons from a dog

Tweet Recently The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and plenty of other outlets reported on a Hungarian study that explored how dogs understand human language. They scanned the dogs’ brains while their human companions offered them praise, reward, shame, and punishment. The human companions used words and intonations that first complemented and then contradicted...
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Is public speaking truly a fate worse than death?

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September 16, 2016
Is public speaking truly a fate worse than death?

Tweet Of all phobias from the ancient (hydro– or aquaphobia is the first recorded) to the newly minted (iPhobia: fear of the next iOS update), fear of speaking in public is by far the most common. More than 30 million Americans admit to experiencing it, and many more clearly have but won’t fess up....
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