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Presentation Skills.

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Marcia Liss | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Key to a Successful Presentation Most People Ignore

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

The biggest worry of all should be the most important person in the room. The reaction of that one person to your presentation is probably going to be the biggest factor in whether or not your presentation will be successful at accomplishing your goal.

5 Important Questions to Ask About Your Audience Before Your Next Presentation

Ellevate | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Every presentation should be built with the audience in mind. In order to do that, you need to be armed with some important information about them. Here are five key questions so ask of whoever invited you to speak.

Why the "F" Bomb Backfires as a Communication Tool

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

After the shock value wears off, repeated use becomes boring. Such repetitions become as irritating as other word fillers you often hear speakers use: "Uh." "Okay?" Hmmm." "Right?" "You follow me?" "You know what I mean?" "Been there, done that."

Why Your Sales Presentations Are Bombing

Ellevate | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Begin your presentation with your audience's picture rather than your own. Speak in language they can easily understand. Tell them only about your product or service as it has relevance to them and their problem-solving and/or goal-conquering.

Design For Everyday: How To Make A Great Presentation

Lynda Decker | Posted 12.20.2014 | Small Business
Lynda Decker

As entrepreneurs, we craft the unique offerings of our companies, their brands, their culture, the people we hire and the products we offer. Most of us can and should design all of these things better--doing better doesn't have to be expensive. It simply requires thought.

5 Things Successful Presenters Do

Ellevate | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Successful presenters don't think about themselves.They know they matter very little to the success of their message. What's most important is their audience, so they turn their focus to them.

5 Must-Dos If You Want to Persuade

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

As leaders, we usually end up at that crossroads where we have that one opportunity to close the deal, to persuade -- the meeting with our boss, the presentation to the Board of Directors, or the pitch to our customer.

Improvise - Great Leaders Say Yes First

Karen Hough | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

When leaders exhibit improvisational behaviors (such as flexibility, positivity and humor) people connect with them. Leaders build trust with their teams when they are positive, and those teams in turn, engage and want to perform.

Seven Steps To Manage Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Suzannah Baum | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Suzannah Baum

Have you ever avoided a career or business opportunity because it required you to speak in public? Did you ever have a great idea you wanted to share in a group setting but didn't because of your fear of speaking in front of a group of people?

4 Common Myths About Being a Great Speaker

Dianna Booher | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

This may sound counter-intuitive, but to be considered an engaging speaker, you have to stop talking occasionally. Today's audiences want a piece of the action.

How To Unlock The Confidence You Never Knew You Had

OWN | Posted 07.24.2014 | OWN

Does your stomach drop the moment you find out that you have to give a presentation? In school, at work or outside the office, many people feel a dist...

Presentation Rules to Break: Picture the Audience in Their Underwear

Karen Hough | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

I've tried it, and I've even had test subjects try it. It's distracting, makes you go blank, and leaches energy away from your passion and funnels it to a stupid technique. And there's always someone in the first row whom I really don't want to visualize in underwear. Ick.

Are Spanx Causing Vocal Fry?

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Olenizcak

I've been teaching presentation skills to professionals and educators in NYC consistently for the past few years. During every class my students need ...

How to Give a Near Perfect Presentation (And Why It's So Hard for So Many)

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

If you fear, dread, or simply hate giving presentations, there may be a fundamental principle you're missing that's holding you back.

Presentation Rules to Break: Practice in Front of a Mirror

Karen Hough | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

The real way to practice is out loud and on your feet. And don't aim for perfection. Modern audiences would much rather see a real, slightly quirky person over a slick, perfect shell.

10 Tips on How to Deliver an Engaging Speech

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Whether you regularly give presentations or are getting ready to share one for the first time, there's one universal law: a successful speech takes planning, careful scripting and practice.

What the Hell am I talking About?

Bob Berkowitz | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Bob Berkowitz

One of the best ways to speak clearly is to truly understand the people you are talking to. Who are they? What do they care about? How deep is their knowledge of your subject matter?

Moderating a Panel: 8 Ways to Run an Excellent Discussion

Karen Hough | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Panels are a great way to look at a subject from several viewpoints. Unfortunately, they can also become slow, boring torture when panelists and moderators adopt the "speak-only-when-spoken-to-or-questioned" attitude.

The Gifted Speaker -- Throwing Yourself Under the Bus

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

Knowing where you can go wrong will help you to watch for these pitfalls. With everything positive you are attempting to put into your presentation it's good to look at what you can avoid and what may pull your speech down.

The Gifted Speaker -- 5 Keys to Comfort in Front of a Crowd

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

Your comfort level is primary to getting the job done. After all, you are going to present yourself best if you are calm, confident and comfortable. So, how do we build this confidence?

The Gifted Speaker: 'Like, Um, Like, Like, Like, You Know, You Know' -- Filler Overload

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

I have many students who have struggled with this problem. All of them have been able to conquer it with some success. Most important though is consider where you are and what you are trying to say. There is a time and place for everything.

The Gifted Speaker: Why Are You Growling at Me?

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

The Raspy Growl, The Fry -- Ouch! We've all heard it, the sudden drop in the voice, the raspy sounds connected to barely audible words. Have you been ...

Pitching a Book? Three Considerations

Karen Hough | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Many of us have considered writing a book. There are so many choices now between self-publishing and commercial publishing, it can be daunting to figure out how to "get your book out there."

Gaining Confidence to Be Heard - Always Ask a Question (Part 2)

Karen Hough | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Speak up and ask a question, even if you're terrified. You can do it, and something great will come from it.