Speaking

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.
When it comes to small talk, some people get it and some people don’t—or do they? Here are the five stages of conversational intelligence.

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.

Stop using these buzzwords

March 21, 2014 Categorized in: Speaking

Using buzzwords to sound smart can leave you looking ridiculous, says Mike Periu, Economic Education, who offers five to nix.

Use language that demonstrates leadership

March 17, 2014 Categorized in: Speaking

Rather than spout opinions or give unsolicited advice (as in, “If I were you, I’d …”), speak with understated power.

The power of your voice

March 10, 2014 Categorized in: Speaking

It’s important to speak with authority on the job and in other professional settings, but it isn’t always easy to do. If that’s something you struggle with, take these tips from Practically Perfect PA’s Nicky Christmas.
People draw conclusions about your competence and professionalism from the way you speak, so make sure these four things don’t come out of your mouth.

How to give a smashing speech

January 30, 2014 Categorized in: Featured ArticleSpeaking

Public speaking can be a real challenge, but these five tips can make your next presentation a smashing success, says Dave Carroll, a singer, author and speaker.