We’ve all heard the phrase “New Year, New Me”, but what does a “new me” look like? Odds are you’re already doing a lot of things well, so instead of reinventing yourself, trying focusing on improving the skills
Answer Questions with Clarity
Have you ever been asked a question and find yourself answering with overwhelming data and details to the point where your audience has a hard time following your message? We call this a “data dump.”
This occurs when we try
Light Up Your Virtual Meetings
Leverage The Power of Vivid Examples
Did you know people are 22x more likely to remember a fact when it has been wrapped in a story?
When crafting a story, we know we need to establish a beginning, middle, and end. What can often be
Diving Into Deliberate Practice
Practice makes permanent for most presenters. When you practice your presentation beforehand, the goal is to learn and improve through repetition. But how do you know if you are practicing in a way that will make you better?
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Improve Your Vocal Presence
Have you ever listened to a presentation and found it impossible to pay attention to the speaker? There are many reasons this might occur, but one big factor is the speaker’s vocal presence.
Vocal presence is the use of voice tone, color,
Hybrid is Here to Stay
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we communicate across the world. Conducting all events in person has become a thing of the past, and companies and employees have adapted to using virtual technology. Although virtual meetings may become less
Speak Up and Stand Out
Being heard is not about trying to communicate like someone else. Being heard is about harnessing our best self so our ideas get a seat at the table.
Happy International Women’s Day! As we celebrate the many contributions women have
Give Thanks and Remember Your Strengths
Find Out What You Bring to the Table
Last month, we discussed how to give feedback to others. Although it’s always helpful to seek new perspectives, it’s also important to incorporate the knowledge and feedback of another key person: yourself
Developing Confident Presenters
"Good is the Enemy of Great" - Jim Collins
While practice may make permanent, practice and repetition doesn’t always bring about improvement. Whether we deliver presentations and messages frequently or only occasionally; we need to be confident that our messages