Who’s great at procrastinating?

Improve your public speaking and presentation skills. Small Hinges Swing Big Doors Have you ever been faced with a task that you know you’d be personally and professionally better off once you’ve finished – but dilly-dally getting it started? You are certainly not alone!   Studies show that currently, 20% of [...]

How adaptable are you?

Improve your public speaking and presentation skills. What is your "Adaptability Quotient"? The first month of any new year is usually all about change – the promise of a great year, new resolutions, and the optimism that comes with a fresh start. For me, one major area I’ll be laser-focused on [...]

Going up? ⬆

Improve your public speaking and presentation skills. Chatting in elevators I love riding in elevators, and if you’re like me, you experience a lot of rides every week. It’s something we take for granted and really don’t give it much thought. But for me, it’s an endless study in how people [...]

A smile is the universal language of connection

As December marks the beginning of many festive celebrations around the world, we all look forward to spending times with family and friends. We always hope there will be much laughter, plenty of great food and many smiles.   Did you know that researchers have categorized over 50 different kinds of smiles? Everything from a [...]

Ask your audience for help!

It’s happened to all of us. We are in front of a group of people talking and suddenly….our brain goes blank! What most people don't think of is to ask your audience for help to break the ice.   We can’t think of that word, or phrase or punchline to that great joke we just [...]

By |2024-02-10T14:14:20+00:00November 29th, 2018|Presentation Skills, Public Speaking|0 Comments

Million Dollar Statements (begin and end with Practice!)

You’ve heard me talk before (or read in my newsletters) about the benefits of keeping your introductions and presentations clear, compelling and concise.   I was happy to hear Andrea Zurek speak recently – she was one of the first 100 employees at Google and Co-founder of XG Ventures, and she validated that point. Speaking [...]

Public Speaking Hand Gestures | What hand gestures do you use?

An important component of effective body language is the proper use of hand gestures. If you don’t use enough, you look stiff and uncomfortable; use too many and you look out of control and it’s distracting.   There are countless movements people make with their hands; one of my favorites that I love sharing is [...]

6 Great Logistics Tips For Speaking

The normal focus when you are giving a presentation is on the content of the speech itself, and your body language. Another important area to pay attention to is the logistics involved. Here are some logistics tips for speaking that will set you up to deliver a successful presentation: Work with the hosts beforehand, if [...]

By |2024-02-10T14:21:43+00:00November 1st, 2018|Presentation Skills, Public Speaking|0 Comments

So, how do you differentiate yourself?

Many people struggle with this question – their mind goes blank, they stammer for the right words to say, and then either don’t sound convincing or say something so generic that it doesn’t really answer the question.   I remember listening to several Project Managers a few years ago who were seeking employment, and they [...]

By |2024-02-10T14:23:30+00:00October 25th, 2018|First Impressions, Presentation Skills|0 Comments
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