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Category: Presentation Skills

Communications Equation

How Communications Works, Step by Step

Stages Examples The Problems After you jump down, use the blue Return to Top button at the bottom right-hand corner of your device. The Communications Equation is an end-to-end sequence
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How To Tell If Your Messages Are Right

How To Say The Right Thing

Communications has been my entire career, and much of that career has been spent writing messages for someone else to say. At the time, I never knew how to saw
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Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

Whether speaking to a large group in a public setting, or presenting to a remote audience through technology, overcoming your fear of public speaking isn’t easy, but it is manageable.
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On-Camera Presentation Tips

It used to be that tips for improving on-camera appearances were exclusive to people giving media interviews. But today, any employee might find themselves with a camera lens in their
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Most Common Body Language Mistakes

So much of presentation skills focuses on the messages and its delivery (rightly so), but it’s never a bad idea to remind ourselves of the easy-to-make errors in body language
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Reasons Why People Reject Ideas

At some point, selling an idea means there’s a chance you may not win. The  client – a loose term I use to define the person who will approve your
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22 Rules of Storytelling

Here are Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling by Emma Coats, Pixar’s story artist. This is great stuff, just as relevant for developing stories in business presentations as it is for
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What You Need to Tell a Good Story

One of the simplest – if not best – ways to engage an audience is to tell a good story. Storytelling is as old as the world itself. They were
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Death by PowerPoint

How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

Back in the day, “12most.com” used to be a great website boiling down topics into 12 steps, tips or suggestions. One post in particular – “12 Most Pleasant Ways to
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Gestures actually help your audience listen better

Gestures: Dramatizing Your Words

This post is #6 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction to
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