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.
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,
How Communication Mastery Adds to Your Sex Appeal
If sex appeal has connotations of being desirable, attractive, and aspirational, mastering your ability to communicate skillfully is very sexy!
So, how do you go about being irresistible and elevating your communication skills into the realms of desirability? Here are 12 things you can do every day:
1) Communication skills mastery starts with self-awareness.
- And the ability to slow down the reactions mediated by your reactive limbic system so that you respond to situations rather than react out of anger or frustration.
Are You Adapting to Thrive?
Just over a year ago, our lives were changed forever by a force over which we had no control. We found a need to adapt to our new environment.
Our living rooms became our offices, and our webcams became our means of connecting. Each day brought a new challenge of juggling the forced integration of work and home and adapting. Camera on! Camera off.