Speaking

7 icebreakers for new connections

May 29, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

When you meet a co-worker, employee, customer or other business associate for the first time, ask these questions to break the ice and build instant connections.
When you’re working on a project that involves a great deal of data, it can be difficult to figure out how to effectively share the numbers. Use these tips to do it right.

How to always say the right thing

May 8, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

10 rules for presenting yourself with perfection.

Perfect your presentations

March 4, 2015 Categorized in: PresentationsSpeaking

Knowing how to deliver a polished, effective presentation is an important skill, says Jonas Altman, a partner at Social Fabric.

8 things successful people don’t say

February 18, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

To become more successful, start thinking and speaking like a successful person, says Sujan Patel of employee scheduling software platform When I Work.

4 conversation ‘fillers’ to banish

January 28, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

Here are four conversation “fillers” that all of us have used at one time or another. They simply have a way of escaping our lips—trouble is, they tend to be used in all the wrong places.

Engage an audience conversation-style

January 12, 2015 Categorized in: PresentationsSpeaking

If you have to make a presentation, use conversation-style tactics to keep your audience engaged, suggests leadership expert George Bradt, who says he avoids lecture-style presentations as much as possible.

4 tips from a Toastmasters champion

November 27, 2014 Categorized in: Speaking

To get tips on giving great presen­­tations, Business Insider reporter Richard Feloni turned to one of the world’s greatest public speakers, Sri Lankan HR consultant Dananjaya Hettia­­­­rachchi, who Toast­­mast­­ers International crowned World Cham­­pion of Public Speaking earlier this year.

How to speak like a leader

August 14, 2014 Categorized in: Skills CheckSpeaking

The words you speak tell others about who you are and what you value. Anita Bruzzese shares how you can use your words to sound like a leader.
Many misused words and phrases have be­­come so common they’re now in­­cluded in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here’s a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.

How to give a great presentation

July 15, 2014 Categorized in: PowerPointSpeaking

Public speaking can be a great way to boost your career. Deborah Jacobs combines her own expertise with that of lawyer Conrad Teitell to offer six tips for giving a great presentation.

Brevity could save your career

July 3, 2014 Categorized in: AdvancementSpeaking

Less is more when it comes to building a successful career, especially concerning communications, says Joseph McCormack, author of Brief: Make a Bigger Impact By Say­­ing Less.
Research shows workers waste an average of more than 2½ hours a week in unnecessary meetings. The reason is Parkinson’s Law: the amount of time given for a task is the amount of time it will take. If given 30 minutes to give a presentation, it will take 30 minutes.