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It’s Time To Raise Your VQ – Your Virtual Intelligence
At the beginning of our shared shut-in status, everything was forgivable. It was a given that none of us were prepared for the sudden shift. But now that things have settled just slightly, one aspect of the new normal is starting to become apparent. Your presentation in a virtual space is your crucial first impression.
The Impact of Speech Coaching On Leadership
We all know when we’re in the presence of a true leader. They are the ones who lead us in the charge, but they are also the calm in the storm that we can count on. This trust comes from knowing that a leader is committed to their words and authentic in their actions. Anything that stands in the way of delivering that sense of authenticity has to be addressed and corrected.
Gain More Confidence With Speech Coaching
Your voice is a very effective public speaking tool that you have more control over than you realize. While you can’t exactly change the sound of your voice, there’s a lot you can do to make it the best it can possibly be, particularly in public speaking situations.
Power Strategies For Fighting Imposter Syndrome In Public Speaking
We are all familiar with imposter syndrome — that feeling of exposed inadequacy, although we really do know our stuff. Whether the potential exposure happens in front of one person or many observers, it is a public thing. And the biggest “I don’t know what I’m talking about” moments often happen when we’re public speaking.
5 Public Speaking Tips To Exude Executive Presence
We all know when we see or hear someone who exudes “executive presence.” It’s not just that they exemplify good grooming or fashion sense, or even that they have highly developed intelligence or street smarts. More than that, their executive presence comes from a sense of confidence and clarity of thought.
HuffPost Interview with Speech Coach Paul Geiger
If I had a nickel for every lousy presentation I was forced to endure, I’d have quite a few nickels. I’ve seen in my years from countless speakers no shortage of horrible slides such as this one, ridiculous business jargon, and a general lack of concern of whether an audience was even paying attention.
The Advantages of Public Speaking? It’s How People Do Business
There are many benefits to improving public speaking ability. They are advantages because public speaking is a part of all business communications. The ability to consistently speak with clarity and authenticity is an advantage in meetings, presentations, networking events, job interviews, and sales calls.
The Mindfulness of Speech – Part One
How we communicate reflects how we feel about ourselves personally and professionally. It is the basic need to relate and be understood. Anything that stands in the way of us speaking is, at best, frustrating and, many times, haunting and dreadful.
Your Best New Customer Strategy for 2020? Learn How They Listen – and Use It!
It doesn’t matter who you are as a seller or a buyer. We are all beholden to basic human listening behaviors. No innovation or AI breakthrough will allow you to leap over this truth. Your best strategy for 2020 is to recognize these behaviors and leverage them to your advantage.
Presentation Skills You Need to Own For Continued Business Success
Presentations are the business communication scenarios where you have the most control and the most time to prepare. They also carry the most responsibility and the highest expectations. You not only have the responsibility of setting the tone for the presentation,…
Resolve to Fear No More in 2020 (Harness Your Fear of Public Speaking)
All speech for business is public speaking. The fear of public speaking can put an unnecessary ceiling on your business success. This fear is unnecessary, but it feels very real and very intense. It should because a fear of public speaking is real, and social anxiety…
People Skills – The Next Big Thing in 2020!
The biggest hiring trends of 2019 that will carry into 2020 are focused on company culture fit, empathy in the workplace, and interpersonal skills. Now that you know what companies want, what do they all mean? And how do you show employers you’ve got what they’re…