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How to Give feedback – so it has a positive impact!

I know plenty of people who are prepared to share their “thoughts” and “opinions”. Not many of them know how to provide their counsel in a constructive way. They often wonder why their feedback doesn’t have the desired impact. And, in many cases, the result is the direct opposite of what they expected or wanted…

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Top 10 Public Speaking mistakes in 2014 (and how to avoid them in 2015!)

Over the last twelve months many, many presentations have been delivered. Most of them were disappointing for audiences. All of them could have easily improved if the presenter had avoided making some simple mistakes. In most cases the presenter was oblivious to the mistakes. After reviewing the list below you will know what the mistakes…

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Why you should use Stories in your Presentations

Almost all the presentations delivered in the corporate world are dull and boring. As a result they fail to inspire or persuade the audience to purchase the product/service on offer or modify their behaviour. This is something that can be easily rectified by the presenter.

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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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How to incorporate statistics in your sales presentation

Seamless incorporating statistics into a presentation is easier said than done. Often the result is a presentation that confuses and confounds an audience. In the video below Mark shares some simple public speaking tips that will enable you to add statistics to sell your ideas whilst keeping your audience interested and awake!

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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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5 reasons you need great presentation skills

In almost every job description there is the requirement that the person filling the role must have “excellent communication skills”. Unfortunately in many cases the communication skills of the employee are average at best – it is the reason why there are so many courses and books on improving your public speaking and presentation skills.

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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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How can leaders better inspire an audience

For any leader, public speaking is about the art of inspiration. The higher you climb up the career ladder the greater your ability to move and inspire groups of people needs to be. Yet too many visionaries of business, government, and technology fail to embody THE key leadership skill: selling their vision while moving an…

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Structures used by the great Communicators

For your audience to effectively understand your message you need to ensure that your speech is structured in such a way that your audience can digest what you are saying. In the video below, Nancy Duarte, the author of Slide:ology describes the speech structures utilised by the worlds best communicators. Enjoy! How will you use…

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