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by Brenda C. Smith
Have you been asked to repeat yourself, to speak up, or to be talked over at meetings? The sound of your voice can be enhanced so your listeners are not only …

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Is Anyone Hearing the Sound of Your Voice?

by Brenda C. Smith
Have you been asked to repeat yourself, to speak up, or to be talked over at meetings? The sound of your voice can be enhanced so your listeners are not only …

Executive Communication Skills: Know What to Do With Your 15 Minutes of Fame
Executive Communication Skills: Know What to Do With Your 15 Minutes of Fame

by Dianna Booher
Sooner or later, you’re going to get caught in the spotlight: You excel on a big project, and you’re invited to claim your accolades in front of a group. You lead a team …

Use Your Body Language to Feel Confident and Improve Your Personal Impact
Use Your Body Language to Feel Confident and Improve Your Personal Impact

by Chelsea Elm
Most people learn about body language with two main aims. One is to understand people better or perhaps spot liars. Another aim is to manipulate their own body language to appear stronger, more …

The Ten Pillars of Effective Public Speaking and Presentation
The Ten Pillars of Effective Public Speaking and Presentation

by Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin HSC
At some point in our careers, education or social life, we all have to get up and speak or make a presentation of one kind or another. So, the next time you …

Gestures to Avoid When Speaking in Public
Gestures to Avoid When Speaking in Public

by Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, CCL Training
1. The Frozen Elbow
This occurs when your arms are folded besides your waistline in such a way that the elbows remain in the same position on the side of your body …

Developing The Speaker Within You: Don’t Lose The Plot, Or The Audience
Developing The Speaker Within You: Don’t Lose The Plot, Or The Audience

by Neil Findlay
I’m sure we have all sat through one of those addresses where the audience was left wondering just where is this speaker going? Or worse, after the event asking what was that all …

Body Language That Sabotages Your Success
Body Language That Sabotages Your Success

by Lauren Still
Body language communicates a great deal to others around us. Much of our body language may be subconscious rather than conscious, and some of the non-verbal signals we give off through gestures, facial …

Presentation Excellence – Part 5: Practice Makes Perfect
Presentation Excellence – Part 5: Practice Makes Perfect

 This is Simon Parker‘s final article in a five-part series that focuses on giving strong, effective presentations. Simon offers valuable information that will enable you to tailor your presentations so you have the most impact …

Presentation Excellence: Part 4 – Presentation Audiences
Presentation Excellence: Part 4 – Presentation Audiences

This is Simon Parker‘s fourth article in a series of five which focuses on giving strong, effective presentations. Simon offers valuable information that will enable you to tailor your presentations so you have the most …

Presentation Excellence – Part 3: The Inevitability of Presentations
Presentation Excellence – Part 3: The Inevitability of Presentations

by Simon Parker
This is Part 3 of a five-part series. You can read Part 2, Presentation Excellence: The Purpose of Presentations,by clicking here.
You will have to make presentations. No ifs, ands, buts, or maybes. In …

Presentation Excellence – Part 2: The Purpose of Presentations
Presentation Excellence – Part 2: The Purpose of Presentations

by Simon Parker
This is Part 2 of a five-part series. You can read Part 1, Presentation Excellence: Secrets to Great Presentations, by clicking here.
When you make a presentation you generally have one of two goals. …

Presentation Excellence – Part One: Secrets to Great Presentations
Presentation Excellence – Part One: Secrets to Great Presentations

by Simon Parker
What my students have taught me about presentations.
Since 2005, I have taught at a number of post-secondary institutions in Vancouver. Over the years I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of students’ presentations. At …

The Best Presentation Opener
The Best Presentation Opener

The first few seconds of your presentation either capture the audience’s attention or make it drift away.
Beginning your talk by saying, “Let me tell you a bit about myself” and then restate your name, your …

Improve Your Body Language, Improve Your Confidence!
Improve Your Body Language, Improve Your Confidence!

The way that you move your body and walk has an enormous effect on the way that you feel and your confidence levels.
Let’s start with an exercise.
Imagine there are two people standing in front of …

Giving Confident and Powerful Presentations
Giving Confident and Powerful Presentations

You can deliver confident and powerful presentations! All it takes is a little preparation, some practice and a winning mindset.
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t like presenting very much so read on for …