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Engaging Your Audience

1.     What would you say is the best way to start a presentation? How quickly do you get into the main topic?

The beginning of the presentation is your prime real estate. It’s when your audience decides if you are worth paying attention to or not. In my workshops, I call this the HOOK. You can do this by either asking a question, making a bold statement or telling a story that relates to your topic.

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Emotional Intelligence is Profitable!

Daniel Goleman is a psychologist and author widely recognized for his groundbreaking work on emotional intelligence (EI). He is the author of several books on the topic, including the bestseller “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.”  So how can you increase yours? In my workshops, keynotes, and coaching, I provide tips and techniques to elevate your overall EQ.

Firstly let’s understand this often-used term.

Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to recognize,

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How big is YOUR blind spot?

Have you ever had the scary experience of changing lanes on the highway and, hopefully, just avoiding side-swiping a vehicle in your “blind spot”?

I’m guessing you are all familiar with that term, but did you know that we also have personal “blind spots”?

Your Blind Spot

Your “blind spot” is defined by psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in the often referred to Johari’s window as things that you are not aware of,

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Presentation Skills To Persuade & Influence

Enough of “umm, you know, like, and right”: reduce filler words for greater impact.

In every presentation skills class, at least one participant asks how to get around their tendency to use filler words. Also known as “crutches” and “disfluencies”, they are words  like “umm”, “you know,” “like”, “ I think”, and “right?”.

While there is nothing wrong with the occasional verbal filler,  especially because it can make the speaker more relatable, excessive use of fillers is usually a sign of  inexperience and nerves, and their effect can be both distracting and even irritating.

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Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate

Engaging Your Audience

1.     What would you say is the best way to start a presentation? How quickly do you get into the main topic?

The beginning of the presentation is your prime real estate. It’s when your audience decides if you are worth paying attention to or not. In my workshops, I call this the HOOK. You can do this by either asking a question, making a bold statement or telling a story that relates to your topic.

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Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate

Could Your Presentations Have More Power?

Powerful presentations can persuade, influence, and inspire your audience.

In addition, the ability to present information in a compelling way and develop your overall presence is critical to your career advancement.

Here are seven things to think about every time you share information with an audience of one or one hundred.

1. Who is my audience?

2. What do I want them to THINK,

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How high is your ATAQ? (Ability To Act Quotient)

No one changes the world while playing catch up; that is why cultivating the agility to act swiftly and smartly in any given situation is one of the keys to managing the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. I know from personal experience how hard it is to find a balance between thinking a situation through and acting too quickly. Indeed, overcoming “analysis paralysis”  is easier said than done. Nevertheless,  developing the agility to transform rapidly increases the likelihood that you can withstand and even thrive in the face of whatever comes your way.

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My 23 Favorite Words of Wisdom for 2023

We, humans, are a social species, and that’s why words and how we communicate have the power to shape our emotions. With that in mind, I have gathered together 23 quotes that I believe will inspire and fortify you for whatever 2023 may bring. They are the words of iconic leaders like Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy, the poet and author Maya Angelou, holocaust survivor and psychotherapist Viktor Frankl, and the Toltec sage Don Ruiz Miguel.

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