Should You Take Drugs to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking in Public?

Yes, you read that right. Some individuals have such bad stage fright that they are resistant to coaching. This post is not meant as a prescriptive that everyone take “something” to calm their nerves. Most people, with presentation or media training, can overcome their anxieties. They are content experts, but not experts at presenting themselves.

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Controlling the Q&A

How to Maintain Control of the Q&A Following a Presentation

You’ve just delivered a great presentation. Now it’s time for the Q&A and the first person to raise her hand asks: “Can you give me more details about this new technology?” and you’re left speechless. You don’t have the answer. Bring a Content Expert The Q&A following a presentation can be more important than the

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Even Content Experts Need Presentation Training

It is always impressive to be at an industry function and learn something new from expert speakers that you can use in your business. You might well wonder just how they can master so much complex information. But That’s the Problem You also wonder sometimes just exactly what they’re saying.

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Did You Forget to Answer My Email or Were You Just Being Rude?

We’re all swamped with emails, but do you routinely ignore your business correspondence? Am I not important enough for you to respond in a timely manner, or do you just treat everyone rudely? What’s Timely? If you’re in the client service business, then it’s advisable to establish the ground rules for emails. Discuss an acceptable

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Don’t Eat the Microphone When Delivering a Presentation

You slaved over preparing your talk, practiced hard, and no one in the audience heard you. Sometimes it’s the simple things that will trip you up when you’re delivering a speech or presentation, like not using a microphone. And it is pretty easy to create the same problem in a virtual presentation where you are

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Without Communication Skills You Can’t be an Effective Manager

Many individuals are elevated to manager without knowing what it takes to be a manager. When organizations cut budgets they frequently consider alleged “soft skills,” like management and communications training, to be expendable. However, the truth is that this type of training could be more essential to the success of a manager and his organization

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Overcome Your Fears and Learn to Network Like a Pro

Even extroverts suddenly turn shy when they enter a room full of strangers. You’re not alone if you’re ill at ease when networking. Most people feel uncomfortable when they find themselves with no one to talk to at a networking event. But you can present yourself in the best light by learning a few simple

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Does Style Trump Substance in a Presentation or Media Interview?

Style or substance? Is it your style that will make you a memorable speaker? Or is substance more important in a presentation or media interview? There isn’t universal agreement, although both are essential qualities for leaders to express their authority and command of their topic. Make it Look and Taste Good A speech is like

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