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Repeat After Us: Audience, Audience, Audience

 

Your presentation, proposal, or talk will only be as good as the quality of your audience analysis. 

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On Balance and Investing in Dreams

 

Keeping Dreams Alive:  Carrie Beckstrom, PowerSpeaking CEO, talks about finding a balance between workaday detail and working toward dreams.

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Q&A Sessions: Your Chance to Shine

Q&A Sessions: Your Chance to Shine

How you handle a question-and-answer session during or after a presentation can boost your credibility and reinforce your message—or not.  We have techniques to help.

Listen to Master Facilitator Sarah Palmer talk about two common mistakes presenters make when trying to address questions:

 

 

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Sharing Light on the Path

The magic of the many:  PowerSpeaking CEO and Chief Learning Officer, Carrie Beckstrom, shares some thoughts on learning from each other in new and creative ways.

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Confident Women Avoid These “Talk Traps”

Women who are powerful, inspiring speakers have a way of employing what we call the “3 Cs” of effective communication:  clarity, confidence, and courage. For some, the journey to mastering those 3 Cs has meant learning to overcome the most common language habits that tend to undermine women’s credibility in the workplace.

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How to Be a CEO: Six Habits of the Highly Successful

Uncovering trends among what makes executives successful is useful for anyone climbing the corporate ladder. It helps to see what paths lead to success and what skills are needed to get there. The trouble with successful CEOs is that a large number don’t fit the mold for the stereotypical expectation. However, there are some qualities that explain how these people become leaders of their organizations. Recently we interviewed  top Silicon Valley executives and together with feedback collected at the New York Times, compiled a short list of habits everyone can use to ensure their leadership skills. Read on to learn which six qualities CEOs need to be highly successful.

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Breaking Through 'The Real Glass Ceiling': Executive Power Culture

 

For decades, people of all backgrounds have sought to break through what they consider a "glass ceiling" to live up to their full potential at work. Often referring to the struggle for highly qualified women to break through an invisible, unspoken barrier and achieve the highest echelon of executive leadership, the question is what gets in the way. 

There are multiple reasons that quality candidates aren't promoted when they should be. While this glass ceiling may be in response to socially held prejudices and misconceptions (relating to gender, race, sexuality, and background), the basic obstacle that stands in the way of the promotion of many to senior and executive positions is simply the culture of power that permeates the highest levels of business leadership.

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Five Game-Changing Principles of Presenting Slides

What drives you bonkers with slide presentations? What are your three top frustrations?

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"A Shining City on the Hill" How A Metaphor Can Touch your Audience

FAMOUS METAPHORS:

"All the world's a stage." (Shakespeare)

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Master Tough Questions in Four Steps

 It probably has happened to you during one of your presentations: a difficult question you did not expect, asked in a challenging tone. 

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