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Posts about Message Development focuses on articulating, organising and prioritising what the writer or speaker wants to say, and how to deliver them effectively and memorably. Check out Communications as a general category, as well as feel free to use the Search bar to scan for relevant tags.
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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Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle

Aristotle’s Influence on Communications

Lots of people know of the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, but if my workshop participants are any guide, what’s less well known is his profound influence on communications. Nearly 2,400
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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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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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Presentation Skills: A Strong Speaking Voice

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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How To Prepare a Presentation in Six Questions

From an earlier post – What’s the secret of a great presenter? – I’m adding more detail on how to prepare a presentation in six questions. Notice the word prepare.
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Key Principles of Good Communications

A client whom I’ve worked many times over the years asked if I had a list of key principles of good communications. Maybe they aren’t principles per se, as much
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The Rule of 3s in Communications (The Message House)

Explanation Instructions This post is #4 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
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Self Talk, or The Voice In The Back Of Your Head

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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