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 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
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 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 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
Building Confidence Before A Presentation It’s completely normal for most speakers, beginners and proficient speakers alike, to readily admit to feeling nervous in the moments leading up to a big speech or presentation. Public speaking is not easy, it can be very stressful. It takes a whole lot of energy and confidence to do well during a presentation. Thankfully, confidence is not something you have or don’t have; it is a quality that can be learned and polished.
What Is An Elevator Pitch And Why Does It Matter You’ve accidentally bumped into a former client at the airport. After exchanging a hello, they ask you what your new company does. You open your mouth and then pause. Where on earth do you start? Scary? Absolutely. But it could happen to you at any time and you’ll want to be prepared. The aptly named “elevator speech” or “elevator pitch” is a concise, compelling introduction that can be
Simple Tips To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking Does the thought of speaking in front of a group evoke the feeling of panic, make you sweat, and get your heart pounding? Glossophobia or speech anxiety is the fear of public speaking. Fear of speaking publicly is very common, with almost 1 in 4 people reporting being anxious when presenting ideas and information in front of an audience. The truth is, being a good public speaker is an important skill that
7 Tips For Creating A Valuable Persuasive Speech Persuasion is very powerful and when you do it well, it’s a win for your business, audience, and a win for making the world a bit better one presentation at a time. A persuasive speech is a speech intended to convince the audience to do something. These speeches are an effective way to sway your audience. Whether you want to get people to go vote, stop
Why Creating A Buzz Around Your Brand Matters The concept of creating “buzz” for your brand, in order to get the attention of consumers and the media alike, is suddenly a popular one. If your business is going to be a success, it is vital that you get people talking about your brand. This is an extremely effective way for you to generate sales and to stand out from your industry peers. In a competitive
Good day everyone! December sure snuck up on some of us, didn’t it? For entrepreneurs, small business owners and those looking forward to starting or growing their business in 2019, preparation is key. The truth is that 2018 is not over, giving you ample time to reflect and decide to do one to three (1-3) new things with intention for next year. Remember, 2019 is the year of possibility, hope and tenacity. So when I
Two women in Harlem have boiled down the secrets of their budding business success to a single, one-word mantra: Mission. Denise Adusei, the founder of the Harlem’s newly opened Peartree Preschool, dubs herself a “mom on a mission.” Precious Williams, the founder and CEO of Curvy Girlz Lingerie, says she is a “full-figured diva on a mission.” The two businesswomen have never met. But they have a great deal in common: Both are 34-year-old dynamos,
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