Positive Side of Conflict

Conflict is an unavoidable part of existence. Inevitably everyone experiences some form of it in work or in life. Conflict can be a drag on people and organizations, effecting both efficiency and effectiveness – or it can lead to breakthroughs and positive transformations. Conflict can… Continue reading

Is Public Speaking a Soft Skill?

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We live in a world rife with misconceptions and misunderstandings. More often than not, these arise from myths, lack of exposure to facts or general lack of knowledge. Public speaking & leadership are no exception to this rule. In my more than 20+ years in… Continue reading

Leading Effective Webinars

Leading Effective Webinars

Web conferencing or webinars are virtual conferences made possible through Internet technologies. They are used for meetings, training events and presentations. Webinars require careful planning and effort, but it’s not rocket science to deliver successful ones. Herein we’ll explore a few efforts that will prime… Continue reading

Public Speaking Myths

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Almost any field has its myth’s that persist despite the efforts to dispel them. Public speaking is no exception to this rule. As a learning path, public speaking is riddled with myths that hurt beginning speakers. Herein we’ll explore some of the myths that persist… Continue reading

Voice Tips for Speakers & Leaders Part II

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Beginning speakers & leaders often make vocal mistakes that effect their communications outcomes. Herein we’ll explore a few of the most common vocal mishaps novice speakers make and how to avoid them. Like most other skills, our habits often drive our outcomes. Often beginning speakers… Continue reading

Voice Tips for Speakers & Leaders Part I

Public Speaking - Climb the Ladder of Success

Beginning speakers often make mistakes and its no fault of their own. Mistakes are a part of the learning process and furthermore most people are simply unaware they are even making these vocal mistakes. Herein we’ll explore a few of the most common vocal mishaps… Continue reading

5 Myths of the Emotional Intelligent Leader

What is Emotional Intelligence

Like many areas of scientific study, EI or Emotional Intelligence has its detractors. EI is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and… Continue reading

Time Management for Speakers

Time Management for Public Speakers

Beginning public speakers often fail to realize the importance of time management. Often, they don’t realize the amount of content they will deliver should be carefully considered to match their allotted speaking time. Most novice speakers think if they have 1 hour they need to… Continue reading

5 Body Language Mistakes Public Speakers Make

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Public speaking can be a difficult skill to master but its far from insurmountable. One of the key issues we see with the 1000’s of students we have trained in our public speaking and leadership courses is a lack of awareness of body language fundamentals.… Continue reading

How Not to Close a Speech

How Not to Close a Speech

Ever wondered how to close a speech? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Closing your speech with confidence, vigor and enthusiasm can mean the difference between a powerful impression or the lack there of. Many speeches fall flat due to their final lackluster close.… Continue reading