Presentation Effectiveness

How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

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May 1, 2015
How to Deliver Dynamite Presentations

Tweet Begin with a punch- The most important part of a presentation is the opening because it is during those few seconds that the audience votes—are they going to actively listen or tune out? You must grab their attention in order to engage them. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, however...
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Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

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April 24, 2015
Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

Tweet The sheer preparation for a speech is stressful, let alone considering how to maintain the audience’s attention for the entire presentation. Millions of people fear public speaking more than anything else. Many cite the audience as the greatest source of angst—will they pay attention? Laugh if a mistake is made? A recent Fortune...
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3 Critical Communication Tactics- Write It Right!

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March 13, 2015
3 Critical Communication Tactics- Write It Right!

Tweet The greatest contributor to your success in every aspect of business, social and family life boils down to one thing—how well you communicate. Poor communicators often have low self-esteem and suffer from frustration and confusion. Strong communicators, on the other hand, act confidently and are able to engage, educate, inspire, and lead people....
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Set Your Worries Sailing—Live in Day Tight Compartments

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March 6, 2015
Set Your Worries Sailing—Live in Day Tight Compartments

Tweet While on a cruise ship merely minutes after disembarking, the cruise director implores all guests to, “Leave their worries behind and have a FUN time!” This is easy to do while on vacation sailing the Caribbean seas, but challenging to do during our habitual professional and personal lives. Dale Carnegie said, “If you want to...
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Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

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February 13, 2015
Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

Tweet Effective presentation skills are critical for knowledge transfer, lecturing, sales, teaching, training and even personal activities such as serving on the board of a homeowner’s association. The power of a presentation is the key differentiator between success and failure when persuading colleagues, inspiring a team and/or presenting an idea to stakeholders. If you’re...
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Developing Public Speaking Courage and Self-Confidence

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August 29, 2014
Developing Public Speaking Courage and Self-Confidence

Tweet Since 1912, more than five hundred thousand men and women have been members of Dale Carnegie’s public speaking course. Many of them have written statements telling why they enrolled for this training and what they hoped to obtain from it. While the phraseology varied, the central desire in these letters—the basic “want” from...
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Summarize Your Points Even in a Short Speech

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June 27, 2014
Summarize Your Points Even in a Short Speech

Tweet Even in a short talk of three to five minutes a speaker is very apt to cover so much ground that at the close the listeners are a little hazy about all his main points. However, few speakers realize that. They are misled into assuming that because these points are crystal clear in...
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A Sure-Fire Topic to Hold Your Audience’s Attention

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June 20, 2014
A Sure-Fire Topic to Hold Your Audience’s Attention

Tweet Dale Carnegie knew that you may possibly bore people if you talk about things and ideas, but you can hardly fail to hold their attention when you talk about people. Stories about people are what fuel the millions of conversations floating over fences in the backyards of America, and over dinner tables. And...
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4 Tips for Just Being Yourself on Your Next Job Interview

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May 29, 2014
4 Tips for Just Being Yourself on Your Next Job Interview

Tweet Job interviews can be a stressful ordeal. Before you even walk into the interview room you’ll likely be wondering if the employer will like you, if you’re wearing the right clothing, if you’ll say the right thing, or if you’ll just flub the whole thing. Most interviewees claim they did not get a...
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Four Tips to Giving a Great Speech

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May 14, 2014
Four Tips to Giving a Great Speech

Tweet When it comes down to oratory skills, even if you don’t have a speech impediment you may find it challenging to speak in front of a group of people. Whether it’s simply stage fright or the occasional stutter, if you’re giving a presentation at work, chances are you’ll need to brush up on...
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