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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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Where in the World Are You Speaking?

Think you can use phrases like, “a needle in a haystack” or “it’s like herding cats” in your presentation anywhere in the world? Think again, and listen to Master Facilitators Chris Brannen (Asia), Anshu Arora (India) and Sarah Palmer (UK and Europe) give some pointers on how to tailor the three key elements of presenting—Staging, Substance and Style—depending on where you are on the globe. Read on . . .

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Business Storytelling: Collecting, Cataloging, and Calling Forth a Narrative

At the core of every insightful presentation is a story. Human beings naturally seek out a narrative.

But the process of becoming a storyteller doesn't start with writing and rehearsing the presentation; it begins in observations of everyday life.

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PowerSpeaking eBook Preview: Narrative Evidence and Analytical Evidence

Coming soon, PowerSpeaking will be releasing its latest eBook "Narrative Evidence: Bringing Your Data to Life with Storytelling." The eBook is designed to act as an introduction for subject-matter experts to the importance of constructing a compelling, engaging narrative to aid in presentations. In anticipation of the eBook's release, we wanted to explore one of the central concepts of both the eBook and our HighTechSpeaking® program: the value of narrative evidence to support the value of anecdotal evidence to provide greater understanding and meaning of dense data.

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Avoiding Tough, Idiom-Filled Business Clichés

“We have the best b2b killer app on the planet. It is to die for. In my face time with customers they said this is a no brainer.

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Walk the Talk: What’s the problem with that phrase?

During his all-hands meeting on a visit to Beijing, a VP repeated the message of his presentation many times: “Walk the talk.”

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