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How to Appear Wise

In the Descendents, George Clooney's character, when dialoguing about how much money he wanted his kids to have, he said " I want them to have enough to do something but not enough to do nothing."   That is one of those lines that stops you because it is insightful, profound and easy to wrap your brain around.  [...]


2020-02-25T08:18:54+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Training, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leadership Development: The Zen of Trust

According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, only 39% of respondents say they trust business to do the right thing.  That was done from 58% from the year before.  With all of the Ponzi schemes popping up it is no wonder that fear is rampant and trust at an all time low. I was recently coaching an [...]


2018-06-18T19:34:31+00:00Categories: Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Training, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs|Tags: , , , , |

How much should I move, and how does body language affect my message?

There is not one pat answer to this since the amount of movement depends largely on what comes naturally for you. If you are a person who tends to be more dry and straightforward, you are usually better off with minimal body language and movement. If you are a person who tends to be more dramatic [...]


2018-06-19T18:36:03+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Corporate Sales Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Training, Leadership Presentation, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Solutions, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How to determine when it might be time to interject a group activity or discussion, if for instance, the group seems like they're losing interest

If your presentation is straightforward, has clarity, and is of value to the audience, you will find they rarely lose interest. But if they do lose interest, here are a few techniques you can use to rally the troops: 1.  Ask a question that you wish them to explore with a few other people near them. [...]


2011-11-18T07:42:29+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Corporate Sales Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Training, Leadership Presentation, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Solutions, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Reading the audience’s body language and interpreting their tone of voice

If your audience is pulled away from you with crossed arms, pursed lips, and glaring eyes, they're telling you that they don't like what they're hearing or that they don’t want to be there. If your audience is leaning forward but firmly planted in the chair, they are letting you know they're eager to hear what [...]


2020-02-25T07:55:15+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Corporate Sales Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Solutions, Leadership Development Training, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Solutions, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How to make sure your facial expressions, posture, and body language enhance a presentation rather than detract from it

Body language is an essential part to how people hear your message. According to Ray Birdwhistell, noted anthropologist, 60% to 90% of a conversation is interpreted through body language. The easiest way to make sure your facial expressions, posture, and body language enhance your presentation is to videotape your presentation so you can see it from [...]


2011-11-07T10:13:59+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Corporate Sales Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Training, Leadership Presentation, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Solutions, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How Can I Improve My Comfort Level When Presenting?

  You become uncomfortable because you focus on how you think the audience will perceive you and whether you actually know more than they do. This makes you feel that the audience is there to judge you. There are several things you can do to improve your comfort level when presenting. 1) Speak to your audience [...]


2011-11-02T11:30:40+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Corporate Sales Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Presentation, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Solutions, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Regaining The Audience’s Attention After A Break Or A Difficult Question

The easiest way to regain the audience's attention is to briefly recap what was discussed and then move on to the next point on the agenda. If you're in a large group setting, you can appoint someone to be the group moderator. Their responsibility will be to signal when it is time for a break, when [...]


2018-06-19T15:28:44+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Corporate Sales Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Training, Leadership Presentation, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Solutions, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When To Fill Dead Space And When To Remain Silent

If you're asking your audience to do some serious thinking, you’d better be comfortable with lots of dead space. The more complex your information, the more time your audience will need to process, digest, and then engage. If you are doing question and answer, you will always have a long stretch of dead silence, so be [...]


2011-10-21T10:37:09+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Corporate Sales Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Training, Leadership Presentation, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Solutions, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

How Can I Create A Presentation That Tells A Story?

A good story captivates you right away and takes you on a journey. For the presentation to tell more of a story, you need to start in a way that draws in your audience. Think about an example, a situation, or personal story that exemplifies what you want the audience to think about. Once you have [...]


2011-10-19T09:05:19+00:00Categories: Corporate Leadership Training, Corporate Sales Training, Executive Presentation Skills, Leadership Development Training, Leadership Presentation, Negotiation Skills Training, Presentation Skills, Presentation Skills Seminars, Presentation Skills Solutions, Presentation Skills Training, Sales Training Programs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |