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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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We’ve Got You Covered—Virtually

By now you’ve probably received at least a dozen emails from companies and organizations that want to let you know how they’re taking care of business and their customers during this scary Coronavirus reality. While a flood of emails is usually annoying, we’re beginning to view the flow as heartwarming. It feels like community, like all of us trying to take care of each other, to keep the world as we know it, turning.

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Does Your Voice Tell a Good Story?

Think of a storyteller who had you on the edge of your seat.  Now, consider why that person was so engaging.  Yes, the story itself was probably interesting, but likely, he or she made the story come alive in the telling, with a captivating voice.

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The Power of Mentors—and Paying it Forward

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.

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Believe in Yourself First. Then They Will.

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.”

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Speak Your Truth, Make a Difference

PowerSpeaking executive and Chief Learning Officer Carrie Beckstrom shares some thoughts on courageous truth-telling, on what would have been civil rights activist Rosa Park’s 107th birthday.

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