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.
The sound of your voice and the feeling you convey with it have a huge impact on your audience. Listen to PowerSpeaking, Inc. Marketing Strategist and voice coach Donnie Hill talk about how you can overcome two common voice mistakes: delivering in a monotone and using “up talk.”
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:
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.
International Women’s Day is coming up this Sunday, March 8, and I’m thinking about how often we women try to “go it alone” in the workplace, and in building our careers.
Despite the roadblocks we still face, why do we still insist on finding our own way, alone? Not showing “weakness” by asking for help? And even when we do feel the need for guidance, we often feel like we don’t know how to find or ask for the help we need.
Have you noticed that when you make a presentation or give a talk, you tend to lose audience attention quickly or get challenged frequently? If you don’t have a strong belief in yourself and what you have to say, your audience isn’t likely to take you seriously. Through your body language and/or the way you present your content, you might be inadvertently sending a message that says, “What I have to say here is not that important.”