What do you think of when you know you have to sit through another business presentation? It’s not shocking to realize that the images that come to mind are likely a bit bleak. After all, at some point in your career, you have you’ve had to sit through your fair share of monotonous meetings and discussions, the last thing you want is to be the one delivering that snooze worth presentation. Let’s face it, a
We find more and more reminders that the standard for effective communication by corporate leaders is extremely important. With each of these reminders, there is a nudge for individuals and communications teams to seek professional help from a public speaking coach. Regardless of your specific goals, a speaking coach can help you gain new skills and increase your assurance that you’ll be heard and respected whenever and wherever you are speaking. What Is A Public Speaking Coach Speaking coaches assist their clients in achieving
What happens when the words you speak and your body language don’t match?  Audiences will ultimately believe body language every time. Our minds are naturally constructed to surmise intent from our unconscious reading of other people’s body language. With that said, our unconscious minds are very good at reading the intent of the people by what it sees. When people speak to us, we unconsciously compare their words and body language. When they’re not aligned,
You have taken the time to assess your audience, you know your goals, you know the information that you need to present.  However, now comes the hard part of figuring out what communication barriers can hold you back from your ultimate goals in your career or business. The truth is that no one is perfect at communicating and we all should actively take the time and engage in reflecting on our own communication skills and barriers
Tips For Creating The Perfect Power Pitch Your pitch is the single thing that could either get your business off and running or plunge your idea into eternal depths extinction. In other words, it matters. By definition, a “pitch” in the business world has nothing at all to do with an amazing fastball; rather, it describes the way that presenters “throw” or deliver information at prospects. Creating The Perfect Power Pitch Timing is everything. Keep your ideas
Presenting to one of your higher-ups or an unknown audience may rank as a nerve-racking experience, but it can be the perfect time to stand out. Audiences expect presentations to be fluid, natural and accompanied by well-designed slides. The goals of public speaking are to entertain, inform, inspire, and to urge the audience to take action. Tips For Dazzling Your Audience Be Concise. Your presentation should have a defined beginning, middle, and end. If using PowerPoint it
Improving Your Public Speaking Voice   Does your voice carry confidence and conviction when you speak? Or does your voice need some training? When you speak, your voice is your most important tool. It influences the impact of your speech and can make or break its success. People naturally listen to the quality of your tone and can make quick judgments about whether you’re strong or weak, assertive or compliant, respectable or negligible, all from the sound of your
6 Benefits Of Eye Contact When Speaking Publicly If there is one easy but extremely powerful thing you can do to enhance your impact as a presenter, to persuade your audience to see things as you see them, and make it more likely your audience will understand and agree to your idea, it is without a doubt purposeful eye contact. Having eye contact helps you build rapport with your audience and will keep them engaged with your presentation. It also gives
A pitch deck is a presentation deck that is used to pitch your idea or company to any number of audiences, generally investors. It is a brief presentation, utilizing slides, powerpoint, or Prezi etc… to provide your audience with a quick overview of your business plan. You should strive to find a perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality to ensure that your presentation is easy on the eye but full of beneficial information. Your pitch deck
I’m sure most of us have had to do some form of public speaking before. Whether it was for a class presentation, an elevator pitch, or giving a speech. Regardless of when you had to use your public speaking skills, there’s a chance you experienced some sort of anxiety beforehand. This anxiety can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. But don’t worry, you’re not alone! Most people aren’t comfortable with public speaking,
3 Important Body Language Tips When Giving Presentations   Body language is comprised of our gestures, stance, and facial expressions. These are even more important when the eyes of an audience are upon you. When you are presenting, strong, positive body language becomes an essential tool in helping you build credibility, express your emotions, and connect with your listeners. It also helps your listeners focus more intently on you and what you’re saying. Effective body language supports your message and projects a
6 Common Pitching Mistakes To Avoid
6 Common Pitching Mistakes To Avoid Let’s be honest, pitches can be difficult.  When presenting to an audience that has seen and heard a myriad of pitches, it can be incredibly difficult to make a great impression. As presenters, we are in the privileged position of being able to share our knowledge, experience, and passion with an audience. With this privilege comes responsibility, a responsibility to our audience to ensure that our message is relevant and
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Why Does Public Speaking Provoke Anxiety? Public speaking is a very common source of stress in the modern workplace. Whether you work alone or with a sizable number of people, there is a high probability that you will need to speak in public at some point no matter how much you might wish to avoid the experience. If your career goals include taking a leadership role in your organization, you will almost certainly need to speak
5 Tips For Engaging Your Audience
5 Tips For Engaging Your Audience We’ve all been a victim of a painful presentation. The speech that was far too long, took too much effort to sell to you and was frankly boring. The presentation that demands that the audience should endure this by being passive participants listening to a speaker who hopes to persuade, convince, and push to get their point across. Exceptional public speaking is never about the one delivering it but
Tips For Presenting Your Brand
Tips For Presenting Your Brand Branding your business is key to communicating with your customer what your products and services stand for. How you communicate your brand to the masses can impact your effectiveness and decides if a customer recognizes and is impacted by your message, or chooses to ignore it. Once you have developed your business brand, it is important to present it using the best methods. Presenting your brand in the perfect way can be