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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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Women Learning from Women: The “3 Cs” of Powerful Communication

In the process of developing Confident Speaking for Women, we interviewed dozens of women in leadership roles to learn how women can become more successful communicators and leaders at work. From that research, three lines of thought emerged, which are at the core of Confident Speaking for Women. We call them the “3 Cs” of powerful communication: Be Clear, Be Confident and Be Courageous.   Listen to women executives like Shannon Brayton of LinkedIn and Yvonne Lin Liu of Genentech talk about how important it is to “Be Clear.”

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Women, Make a Powerful Entrance

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’d like to share some recent research we’ve conducted among women leaders in business, science and government—and then, get some insights from you. Read on to hear some sage advice about how to make a powerful entrance to a meeting, then tell us about what you’ve experienced

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