If you have watched a presentation, you have heard these things. But just because you’ve heard them, doesn’t mean you should say them! If you want to be more effective in giving your presentations, avoid these words.
Most of us, when facing a speech, want to be as prepared as possible, planning, rehearsing and practicing for days (or weeks) in advance. And unfortunately, the impromptu speech doesn’t allow for this preparation. So today, I’m giving you four steps to help you prepare for that next impromptu speech that if you haven’t faced […]
We have all sat through many presentations in our professional lives. Unfortunately far too many of them are, shall we say, “less-than-awesome”. Unfortunately, we see some of the causes for failures over and over. In other words the wrong things get repeated by those who aren’t thinking, or don’t know any better. With that in […]
Have you ever found yourself in a situation like these? You are sitting in the meeting, when your boss’ boss asks you – “what do you think?” Or you are asked to stand and share your thoughts on a topic you haven’t considered before or weren’t prepared to discuss. If you have, you’d likely agree […]
Ask most anyone to think of a great leader and on their short list you will find someone considered to be a great orator or powerful public speaker. Ask anyone to list the skills of a great leader and communication skills or public speaking skills will invariably make the list. The reasons are clear and […]