How to Pitch a Presentation Idea

Posted on November 15, 2017

Ask yourself this question: If you could give a presentation on any topic, to any audience, what would it be?   You’ve had an idea for a presentation in mind for quite some time, or maybe you know someone in your company or organization is going to ask you to take the stage in the… Read more »

You Don’t Say (an Oldie, but Goodie)

Posted on November 6, 2017

Usually the Improving Communications emails and posts focus on what you CAN DO to improve your writing or your speaking.  But today we are going to focus on what NOT TO DO.   But do you know the things that should be on the You Don’t Say list? When my daughter came home from her first day… Read more »

The Best Books to Read When Preparing a Presentation

Posted on November 2, 2017

Preparing a presentation can involve a lot of solo work time. There are hours spent planning out the structure on paper, as well as moments spent practicing to an empty room. During preparation time, it’s common to ask for help. That is often done by practicing in front of colleges or friends for a round… Read more »

Beyond Writing and Speaking is Body Language

Posted on October 19, 2017

Communication is not always verbal.  Although unconscious, the audience pays attention to body language. Speaker body language must tell the audience that s/he respects their personal space and is not negative, intrusive, or hostile. Body language (the physical elements of communication) includes: eye contact, facial expressions, posture, and gestures / movement. EYE CONTACT A United States audience translates… Read more »

It’s Time to Think About Your UVP

Posted on October 12, 2017

Your U-V-What? A Unique Value Proposition (UVP) is something that any branding expert or sales coach will tell you that you need to craft to perfection. In its essence, a UVP is what makes your company different from any other. It can be the heart and soul of your business. Simply put, your purpose. In… Read more »