It’s a new day, a new year, and I’m wondering, where do you want your career journey to take you? I ask not so much with your “technical” skills in mind, but rather, your human skills.
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:
How often have you seen public figures like politicians and entertainers trip over words, suffer awkward pauses, or make it obvious they’re reading a script while on camera? Yes, even seasoned speakers and presenters can bungle a talk if they’re not in sync with the words scrolling on that teleprompter screen.
Here’s the scene: Eight business people sitting around a conference room table. Half of them are heads down, checking their smart phones. One is flipping through paperwork, and another is doodling. A couple of them are talking to each other. And there you are, standing at the head of the table, halfway through your presentation. Ouch.
Capturing and holding people’s attention is a science and an art form that can be learned. Read on for our best tips. . .
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.