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What does Public Speaking and James Bond have in common?

Do you remember the scene in Casino Royale where Daniel Craig (aka James Bond) is in the middle of a high stakes poker game with the villain of the movie, Le Chiffre. James is trying desperately to identify the Le Chiffres “give” to know when Le Chiffre has a bad hand and is bluffing.  …

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Improve your Public Speaking by applying these lessons from Apple

Apple keynote presentations and product launches are some of the best presentations in the world. They exhibit the best public speaking skills and techniques available. In this short video I share that those best techniques are, and how you can apply them so you improve your public speaking skills….

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Learn Public Speaking with these 4 lessons from Twitter

Want to know how Twitter can help you improve your Public Speaking Skills? Check out this video to find out more… Add your comments below. We love to hear your feedbaack.

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DJ’s, Techincal Issues, and your presentation

This morning I dropped my daughter at school and was driving to the office. I had the radio on, listening to the second largest breakfast radio show in Sydney. The presenters (Jonesy and Amanda) were talking away (as radio dj’s tend to do too frequently) and were about to play a Michael Jackson song. Unfortunately, for them, there was a technical “glitch” and their computers froze and the music wouldn’t play…

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Packaging your Presentation

When the iPad was launched Steve Jobs spent countless hours fussing over the details. Not only the details of the iPad but also the details of the packaging of the iPad. He wanted to ensure that the customer enjoyed the experience of buying Apple products from the moment they lifted the box off the shelf, through taking the iPad out of the box, to using the device.

You can leverage the lessons from Apple to package your presentations to ensure your audience enjoys the experience of your presentation. There are three elements to packaging a presentation; they are your appearance, your slides, and your delivery.

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How to develop Executive Presence

Many leaders look to improve their public speaking skills in order to develop Executive Presence. The successful senior leaders in most organisations have a presence about themselves. When they stand in front of a room, they command respect even before speaking.

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The Art of Communication

How well do you really communicate with your audience? Communicating with an audience is more than delivering a coherent speech. To communicate effectively your need to understand how your audience absorbs information.   There are four different ways that audience members assimilate information.  They are:  visual, auditory, auditory digital, and kinaesthetic.  While the members of…

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How to determine your speaking rate

The rate at which you speak influences the effectiveness of your presentation. Too fast or too slow and your ability to influence your audience is compromised.  The question is – how fast are you speaking? Once you know how fast you are speaking you have the ability to determine how many words you need to…

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25 Essential Skills every Public Speaker should have

Andrew Dlugan has created a comprehensive list of skills that every public speaker should have. As you review the list there will be some skills that you will feel are more important than others, and that’s fine. Take this list as a guide, and identify the skills you don’t have and find a way to…

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Six Communication Barriers – How you can break through them!

The only reason anybody stands in front of an audience and delivers a speech is to communicate something important. Too often the message the speaker is trying to share fails to reach the audience because one (or more) of the communication barriers below impedes the speakers effectiveness.  Sadly, most presenters are not aware that these…

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