Presentation Effectiveness

The ABCs of Dramatic and Effective Communication

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February 18, 2015
The ABCs of Dramatic and Effective Communication

Tweet Think back to a recent important conversation you had or presentation you viewed. Can you recall at least 50% of the information? Were you focused on the person speaking and listening the entire time? If you answered ‘no,’ do not fret. You are not alone. Human memories are inherently complex because they are...
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Tips for Giving Effective and Persuasive Presentations

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February 22, 2014
Tips for Giving Effective and Persuasive Presentations

Tweet One of the most common types of business communication is presenting to persuade. From sales representatives persuading customers to mid-level managers persuading workers and upper management, we spend almost every business day involved in some form of persuasive communication. No matter our role, improving our ability to persuade others is vital to our...
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Improve A Presentation With Just Your Voice

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November 25, 2013
Improve A Presentation With Just Your Voice

Tweet No matter how interesting the subject matter, a boring conference speaker can quickly alienate his or her audience. Good presenters know their voice can make or break a presentation. A well-trained voice can make a huge impression on listeners. And it does not matter how well you know the presentation, there is always...
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The Secret of Harnessing Reserve Power

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June 25, 2013
The Secret of Harnessing Reserve Power

Tweet Whether you’re preparing to sell a product, give a presentation, or write the next great American novel, the secret to success is collecting more material and more information than there is any possibility of employing. Collecting an overwhelming amount of facts and statistics regarding your subject matter will give you additional confidence. It...
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How to Open a Talk

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January 29, 2013
How to Open a Talk

Tweet In all truthfulness, there are many effective ways to open a talk. But Dale Carnegie was especially fond of opening talks with a story. His reasoning was audiences like to hear a speaker relate narratives from his or her own experience. In his book How to Develop Self Confidence & Influence People by...
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4 Tips for Successful Webinar Sales Presentations

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June 21, 2012
4 Tips for Successful Webinar Sales Presentations

Tweet In this modern age, many businesses are choosing to present information in a virtual format via online webinars. This type of medium is ideal for many different types of presentations from general informational to sales promotions. Yet, just as other kinds of sales presentations, a webinar poses special challenges. If you are planning...
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Pack Your Audience to Elicit Better Responses

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June 7, 2012
Pack Your Audience to Elicit Better Responses

Tweet As a public lecturer, Dale Carnegie frequently spoke to a small audience scattered through a large hall in the afternoon, and to a large audience packed into the same hall at night. He found the responses he got from each group to be interesting: The evening audience laughed heartily at the same things...
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Stopping Your Listener From Nodding Off

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February 27, 2012
Stopping Your Listener From Nodding Off

Tweet No matter how masterful a presenter you are, there will be times when you notice the energy in the room is fading. A number of factors can play into this, not the least of which is you! It’s not that you’re a bad presenter, but it may be that you’re speaking to a...
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Tips for Overcoming Speaking Jitters

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February 23, 2012
Tips for Overcoming Speaking Jitters

Tweet Public speaking is a huge fear for a lot of people. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of forgetting your speech.  Fear of saying something that you may be judged on.  Fear of failure. However, depending on your job and your role within the company, you may be asked to step up to the podium...
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Three Questions Create Facilitation Success

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January 25, 2012
Three Questions Create Facilitation Success

Tweet Way back in the early 1980’s, an organizational phenomenon was taking place across a good part of America and much of Indiana. Much like the early 2010’s, the economic situation was very similar back then. Consumer confidence was down; unemployment was a problem, and the cost of food and fuel had risen. If...
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