Great Presenting Style Starts with Strong Eye Contact

Category: Facial Energy Sometimes I feel like telling people that they should physically grab their listeners by the shirt and say, “Pay attention to my presentation! I want you to understand these ideas because they can help your business succeed. So listen!” Of course you can’t do that. But that’s why eye contact is so [...]

Great Presenting Style Starts with Strong Eye Contact2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

Public Speaking Advice from JFK

Category: Tips from Celebrities “Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.” With political conventions still fresh on everyone’s minds, John Fitzgerald Kennedy certainly stands out as a great speaker, including his 1960 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in L.A. And his observation above underscores a mistake [...]

Public Speaking Advice from JFK2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from Abraham Lincoln

Category: Tips from Celebrities “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.” Those are the words of Abraham Lincoln. His words are a nice reminder that the economy of ideas is important. We want to give as much value as possible in as little time as possible, [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Abraham Lincoln2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers

By Joey Asher Category: Content Everyone that uses data knows how easy it is to twist numbers to reach a biased conclusion. So how can you make people believe your data? How about telling the story of how your data was compiled? Here is an excerpt from a presentation by a client that wanted to [...]

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

How Can a New College Grad be Successful? Rehearse Your Presentations

Category: Content, Practice Let’s say that you’re a recent college grad. And you could ask Warren Buffet, the billionaire business guru, what is the single most important skill for business success. Here’s what he’d say: communication skills. And let’s say that you were to ask us here at Speechworks what is the single thing [...]

How Can a New College Grad be Successful? Rehearse Your Presentations2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Advice from Mister Rogers

Category: Tips from Celebrities “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” On May 22nd, Rhode Islanders will celebrate Neighbor Day. It’s no coincidence that the date happens to fall on the anniversary of the premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood back in 1967. Much more than just a loveable [...]

Public Speaking Advice from Mister Rogers2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Simplify Your Data-Driven Message with Three Key Points

Category: Content Data-driven messages can be complex. They can ramble through spreadsheets. Worse, they can fail to make points. But you can eliminate these issues by focusing your message on three key points. Picking three things to focus on isn’t hard. Just ask yourself, “What are the three things that my listeners must remember?” [...]

Simplify Your Data-Driven Message with Three Key Points2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Hunting for an Internship? Sales and Communication Keys to Set Yourself Apart

Category: Networking It’s internship hunting season. All across the country, college students are donning suits and fanning out to land the perfect summer gig. And they should! According to an annual survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 95 percent of employers said candidate experience is a factor in hiring decisions. Many [...]

Hunting for an Internship? Sales and Communication Keys to Set Yourself Apart2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden

Category: Tips from Celebrities “If there's anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned ‘winning’.” As this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament winds down, we’d be remiss not to remember the famed head coach of the UCLA Bruins, John Wooden. Wooden is considered to [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Take Questions at Any Time During Your Presentation

Category: Q&A When I was practicing law, I attended a training session where the facilitator didn’t like taking questions out of order. If you asked a question that he was going to cover later, he would say, “Let’s put that question in the parking lot.” And then he would go write the question in a [...]

Take Questions at Any Time During Your Presentation2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00
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