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Avoiding Death by Powerpoint

Stacking the Deck! Many PowerPoint presentation slides used in executive presentations are just awful. Most people cannot read and listen at the same time. ...

Extra Ways to Practice Public Speaking

You have spent time planning out the structure of your speech and organizing your main points so that the audience can properly digest your information.  You have also s...

Rapport (Relationship) – The Essential Ingredients of Leadership Development

In life, how you relate to others is everything. In fact, people are willing to forgive a lot of mistakes, as long as there’s a good connection and understanding as a f...

Stand Up For Yourself

When you are giving a speech or addressing a group and are nervous, it is written all over your body. Your arms and limbs may shake, your shoulders may slouch, or your h...

Practice Makes Improvement

The research is done. The speech is ready. After piecing it all together, now comes the time to spend countless hours learning what to say during the actual presentation...

Communication is a Process

When writing or speaking to others, communicators Need specific goals Successful communication is when you are able to solve problems, provide new information, or persuad...

An Elephant in my pajamas?

Misplaced Modifiers Groucho Marx: “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know” The term “misplaced modifier” mea...

Greeting Your Audience

Before beginning a presentation, you may find yourself with a mind full of anxious thoughts, questioning what you should do first. As you make your way to the front of th...