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6 Ways to Say 'I Don't Know' With Confidence, Credibility and Class

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Many professionals fear speaking to their boss or a roomful of strangers not because of the planned presentation, but for the unplanned: what if they ask me a question I can't answer?

The Art of Nonverbal Power Dynamics

Janet Odgis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

Amy Cuddy, an associate professor at Harvard Business School and a renowned TED speaker, recently gave a talk at the Women Presidents' Organization Conference 2016 on the topic of nonverbal power dynamics, also known (outside of academic circles) as body language.

Mom's Advice Was Right... and Wrong

Karen Hough | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Karen Hough

With Mother's Day around the corner, we're reminded of all the great advice our moms provide -- and a couple of ways she may have missed the mark! Specifically, we'll share ways your mom was right when communicating with confidence.

Millennials Who Move Up and Those Who Move On

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Let me start with some definitions: By "up," I'm talking about increasing responsibilities and earning power -- either within the same organization or at a different organization.

5 Questions to Ask Before Speaking in Public

Joe Boyd | Posted 03.06.2016 | Business
Joe Boyd

Call out the elephant in the room ASAP. If you're speaking to sell something, tell them. If you're going to ask them for money to support a cause, tell them. If you have a political agenda, let them know. Get it out of the way so that you can authentically move forward.

Want to Crush Your Next Presentation? Think Like a Juggler

Rob Jolles | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Rob Jolles

Almost forty years ago, I decided to enter a talent show at the University of Maryland. With shaky legs and my juggling balls in hand, I juggled my way to a win! Little did I know that my approach to putting that show together was one of the key reasons why I won that talent show.

9 Phrases to Drop from Your Presentation

Jonathan Li | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Jonathan Li

After interviewing some of the most successful speakers in the world, I have discovered that once speakers have some aha moments, they never go back t...

Everyone Has Butterflies - Make Yours Fly in Formation

Karen Hough | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Karen Hough

Pre-Presentation Nerves Aren't a Bad Thing. Everybody gets nervous. If you feel ill and nervous, have an upset stomach, a dry mouth, or shaking hands...

The Honest Guide to Public Speaking

Christopher Weir | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Christopher Weir

At college, I had to deliver a group presentation to an audience of about 75 people. I had seen it listed as a requirement of the semester and felt m...

5 Essential Reads on Public Speaking

Toby Nwazor | Posted 02.24.2016 | Books
Toby Nwazor

We've all been there: hours, minutes, maybe even moments away from giving a presentation or speech to a large audience. Maybe you've done this a few times before, maybe it's a completely new thing -- but regardless, you're probably feeling some nerves.

The "C" Revolution: Personal Communication

Sylvia Gomez | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Sylvia Gomez

In 2016, communication is a meme of its own. And if you don't manage it well, you're toast. Being clear and presenting yourself well at all levels, is in fact, a revolution.

Break This Presentation Rule: Your Purpose Is to Give a Good Presentation.

Karen Hough | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Karen Hough

You have more potential to be an authentically engaging, and impressive presenter than any polished fake. The key is to break the rules that keep you hamstrung and reconsider what's important. Yes, we're going to break rules! And then find out how to get to the passionate, effective presenter I know you can be.

Out of Time in a Business or Sales Presentation? Do's & Don'ts

Dianna Booher | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

It happens to the best of keynoters, business presenters, and sales professionals. No matter their experience or how often they've rehearsed, the unex...

5 Public Speaking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Meetings and presentations are one of the main requirements of being an entrepreneur. It just comes with the job. You will need to stand in front of f...

10 Quick Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Li | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

As entrepreneurs, we need to give presentations regularly. We give sales presentations to potential clients. We deliver pitches to prospects.

Was a Famous Executive the Victim of Bad Media Training?

Bob Berkowitz | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Bob Berkowitz

Not that long ago, I was watching a CEO of a major retail chain being interviewed by Jim Cramer on CNBC. Every time the guest answered a question, he ...

5 Actionable Tips for Public Speakers

Adam Davis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

The first time I walked on the platform to deliver a public speech, my stomach was rumbling and I was a little nervous, to say the least. At the time, It had been nearly a decade since I stood in front of a crowd as large as this one, but this time, it was for a good cause.

7 Secrets to Speaking With Confidence

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Is there a shortcut to becoming a confident speaker? Oh yes!

TEDx Speaker Combats INFObesity in New Book "Got Your Attention?"

Joe Kutchera | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Joe Kutchera

Over the years, I kept finding myself recommending POP! to friends and colleagues in marketing. While I have given away (or forgotten about) many other business and marketing books that I read, I have held onto my copy of POP! So, when Sam's new book came out, I was excited to read it...and review it.

Political Debates, Network News, and Communicating With Skeptics

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Unsupported generalizations tend either to push people to the opposite extreme or drag them along screaming. Consider generalizations the careless person's habit of writing their "facts" rather than researching them.

Build a Team of Workplace Teachers

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

"[Y]ou must know what you want to achieve, be certain of your aims, and have these goals constantly in mind... You must educate your (people) ... And ...

Speaker Introductions: Rousing, Rough, or Ruinous?

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Sooner or later, you'll be called on to introduce someone -- at an industry meeting, a client event, or a community gathering. And you don't want to be that person who confuses the crowd, disappoints the speaker, and embarrasses yourself.

Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.

BlackBerry's Bizarre Product Launch Exposed a Crippling Weakness

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

BlackBerry's awkward unveiling of the company's new Android smartphone exposed a long-held belief that continues to restrict the company's performance.

Tell Yourself This Little White Lie to Become a More Confident Presenter

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Aristotle once wrote: "The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold." When it comes to presenting to an audience, he's right ...