Brilliance

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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 […]

Luck

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There is nothing about successful public speaking that comes down to luck. It is a matter of first knowing what you want to talk about and then, practice, practice, practice. LUCK = Labor Under the Control of Knowledge. It takes a lot of hard work to be ‘natural’ when speaking in public. Or as famous […]

The right tone of voice

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To maximize your impact when speaking in public, the single most important thing is tone of voice. The first question you ask yourself is, “What is my intention?”. Then, you generate the quality of sound that corresponds to that intention. Practice doing this and you’ll quickly see the results. “10% of conflicts are due to […]

What is your story?

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Being able to persuade is the linchpin of business.  If people don’t buy in to what you do or what you sell at an emotional level it will be much more difficult to clinch a deal. In spite of the importance of persuasion, many executives get bogged down by ‘biz-speak’.  Communications are hampered by jargon, […]

Am I repeating myself?

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A lot of presenters are afraid to repeat themselves but repetition is truly the art of pedagogy. To ground your leadership and show direction in your presentations, make sure that you find ways to repeat your key messages. “Repetition is the only rhetorical figure useful to the man of action.” Napoleon Bonaparte