Did you know that in the corporate world, people spend up to 40% of their time trying to convince other people? Communicating with greater authority and leadership depends not only on voice and body language but also on the very words you choose. Certain terms and tenses convey power and others imply weakness on the […]
2017 has come and gone. I’m sure that you made some good presentations and some that could have gone better. So what is the secret to great presentations in 2018? Attitude: what is THE 1 BIG IDEA you want to communicate? Formulate it, create a baseline or slogan for it, focus on it and communicate […]
You can use a complicated term as a technique to catch interest. It wakes people up and makes them wonder. But then, you need to make sure that everyone is on the same page by explaining any jargon or complex items. Be careful, failure to explain jargon leads to confusion and a loss of concentration […]
What’s the outcome I want to achieve by making this presentation? When you get clear and honest with yourself about the desired outcome, it then becomes so much easier to craft the right message. And the flip side is that it’s the best question to ask your audience too.
To really shine during your next presentation, get mentally prepared. To be good at speaking in public, do what all world-class athletes do – visualization. Imagine the state of mind you want to generate. See yourself cool, calm and collected in front of the audience of your choice. Imagine making the great start you have […]
In the corporate world, many people admit that they spend one or several hours preparing their PowerPoint slides and little or no time planning how they are going to verbalize and articulate their messages. This is a big mistake. To augment your success as a public speaker, you must plan: 1) The first two words you […]