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Top 5 Tips for Holiday Toasts

 

Whether you're raising a glass with family at a holiday meal or with friends at a virtual happy hour, an artful, heartfelt toast makes the moment even more memorable. Here are a few tips to make the most of holiday toasts...

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PowerSpeaking, Inc. Owner Wins “Spirit” Award

 

We know she’s rock a star—and so does everyone who connects with her. Recently, PowerSpeaking, Inc.’s Owner and President Mary McGlynn was awarded a prestigious and heartfelt “Spirit” award for her work with ISA/The Association of Learning Providers.

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Wisdom for Women: Make Yourself Heard

 

We answer your questions, Part 3 of 5:

“Can you share some tips on how to make the female voice stronger?”

PowerSpeaking, Inc. Master Facilitator Sarah Palmer has wisdom to share.

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Tap Into the Power of 1:1 Coaching

 

We answer your questions, Part 2:

“I’ve never tried 1:1 coaching before.  How does it work?

PowerSpeaking, Inc. Master Facilitator David Binder describes the process and the benefits.

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When English Isn’t Your Native Language...

 

We recently surveyed our blog subscribers about their presentation and communication training needs. They gave us some great feedback, and also asked some good questions. We answer them in a six-part series starting with this blog.

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What Makes You Unique?

 

When you have an opportunity to introduce yourself in a business setting, do you do it in a way that sets you apart and makes you memorable? Or do you simply state your job title along with a bit of job-description language? In this video blog PowerSpeaking, Inc. CEO Carrie Beckstrom and Master Facilitator Isabel Walker talk about a winning approach to articulating your “Unique Value Proposition.”

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Before You Flash That “Thumbs Up” Sign...

 

You want to show your team you think they did a great job, so during a virtual meeting you give them an enthusiastic “thumbs up” gesture.  Whoops. You may have just insulted half of them.  Common gestures in one country often mean a completely different thing in another.

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Courageous Women, Powerful Speeches

As women continue to be more prominent on the world stage, we find powerful lessons in their inspirational speeches. PowerSpeaking, Inc. CEO Carrie Beckstrom introduces three women who demonstrate how to move an audience and have an impact.

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Courageous Women, Courageous Work

For most of us, the Labor Day weekend merely marked the unofficial end of summer (back to school!  back to work!). But of course, the holiday has its origins in much more serious issues about the workplace and workers’ rights.  Today, it’s meant to honor the value of labor and laborers—no matter what the work entails.

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Who Gets Heard—And Why

Immediately after the recent U.S. Democratic debates, newspapers and social media ran commentaries observing how much more often the male candidates, vs. the female, interrupted other panelists and the moderators (especially on the first night). Because of those interruptions, the men commanded much more airtime over the course of the debates. The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Inc. Magazine were just a few media we read that took a closer look at that gender phenomenon. Then there was the Los Angeles Times, which didn’t mince words with this headline: “Democratic debates mirror life: Men yell and interrupt. Women (mostly) wait their turn.”

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