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Category: Presentation Skills

Stick Your Neck Out

This post is #10 in a series from a presentation on Creative Slip-Ups: The 11 Most Common Mistakes in Brainstorming. The introduction to the series is . The slip-up:  People avoid
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Ten Qualities of a Brainstorm Facilitator

When someone invites me out for coffee (literally or figuratively), it’s usually followed by the statement: “I want to be a brainstorm facilitator.” Like any occupation, facilitation is a valuable skill
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The Simplest Public Speaking Tips

Usually I conduct workshops for senior experienced executives. Next month however, I have an unusual group: a large group of ‘regular people’ who only need the simplest public speaking tips
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Should You Ban PowerPoint?

“Let’s ban PowerPoint in our meetings.” What a common reaction, yes? On one hand, it is understandable but clichéd. On the other, it’s pointing the finger at the symptom, not
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What Makes a Good Communicator Good?

At a client workshop in Seoul (see picture right, many moons ago), I had 14 mid-level managers who were part of a Top Talent group of excellence. Of the six
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How to Break Your Presentation with Conversation

This post is #5 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
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The Rule of 3s in Communications

The Message House Explanation Download It’s one of the oldest rules in communications, simply known as The Rule of 3s. In 1956, psychologist George Miller at Princeton University concluded from
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Self-Talk

This post is #3 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
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Three Types of Audiences

This post is #2 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
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Get To The Point

This post is #1 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
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