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Spice Up Your PowerPoint Presentations

Blog bites: PowerPoint as a visual aid, not a script aid Reveal your ideas slide by slide Create colourful presentation drawings Include less information on fewer slides We see it far too often: someone standing in front of an audience, lazily clicking through a 30 slide PowerPoint presentation compiled on a mundane corporate template. And …

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How To Be A Powerful Participant

Blog bites: Adopt a powerful posture Possess passion and playfulness Use your voice to influence others Did you know that you can be incredibly influential, even when you’re not in a position of power? It’s true! How often do you see people sitting in meetings, slouching and passively participating? It gives the impression that they …

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Are You A Confident Presenter?

Blog bites: Be a champion for your audience Adopt a confident physiology Bring your energy and enthusiasm Banish your inner critic When we ask people what one quality they wish they had more of, the answer is almost always ‘confidence’. Whether you want to sell an idea to your colleagues, influence a senior leader or …

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Is Your Voice Losing You Business? – Negotiation Ninja (Part 2)

Blog bites: Vocal tone + hand gestures = negotiation success Use the 3 Ps: projection, pace and pitch Recently, we watched a woman try to negotiate with her child as he stood screaming in the street. “Please be quiet Tommy!” she pleaded with her hands open and palms facing up. You’ll remember from Negotiation Ninja Part …

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How To Create Interest and Capture Commitment

How often have you presented a great initiative only to have it fall on deaf ears? Too many people think features and benefits will sell their idea. Features and benefits help…. but there is a magic step that has to happen first. Let’s explore this idea together…. The one question in every person’s mind when …

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