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Engage Your Audience

I always get a kick out of so-called presentation skills trainers who say if you’re nervous just talk to the wall in the back of the room. Why not just turn around and talk to the wall behind you. It’s actually closer. You’ll have the same amount of audience  contact. Surprisingly some presenters do that […]

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Just Words? Hardly…

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” – Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, June 12, 1987. “We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.” Winston Churchill in a […]

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Make Sure You Are Understood – Communication Skills Tips

It’s one thing to be a subject matter expert (SME) in a particular field and able to discuss it with colleagues; it’s quite another to communicate that subject matter to someone who does not have your background or professional expertise in that particular area and have them fully comprehend what you are talking about. In […]

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