• Oct 24
    2018
    When you give a presentation, are you truly taking advantage of your opening remarks? You have the highest amount of interest at the beginning and the end of your presentation, which means that you must open and close with memorable techniques. Here are just a few tried and trusted methods to reel in your audience from the very beginning: Try Storytelling – One of the most useful and easiest speaking ...
  • Oct 12
    2018
    Over the weekend, we were doing some unpacking from our recent move and came across an old VHS tape from my student teaching days. Before my sales career, I was a high school teacher and as part of our teacher education program, we had to video record ourselves. It was a really interesting exercise. Unfortunately, I no longer have a VCR to be able to watch this, but I vividly ...
  • Oct 11
    2018
    Do you want to be a truly effective communicator? Something that may be holding you back is exhibiting common communication “barriers.” Whether it is an individual or a large audience, these issues can actually cause static with whomever you are trying to communicate with. This can not only make your communication methods ineffective, but also undermines what you are saying with how you say it. Here are a few examples ...
  • Sep 17
    2018
    The ability to communicate in an effective manner is an essential one for any and every healthcare professional. From communicating with patients and their families to engaging with colleagues, support staff, and administration, you must know how to present information to people of different knowledge bases. In school or initial training, you are instructed on how to talk to your patients about their diagnoses and medical problems, but being a ...
  • Aug 08
    2018
    Leaders of the modern business world are failing to build a sense of trust and loyalty with their employees. Nearly one-third of employees say that they do not trust their company’s management nor do they feel empowered in their current position, but it does not have to be this way. Managers and leaders who exemplify great leadership traits not only foster a sense of trust with their employees, but also ...
  • Aug 06
    2018
    You’ve done the research and carefully crafted your presentation to be effective, well-timed, and poignant – then a rogue question throws you off your game. There are countless ways to answer questions in any situation in life. When giving a speech in a professional setting, questions may come up that catch you off guard or set a bad tone for the audience. This means that it is even more important ...
  • Jul 24
    2018
    Visual aids, such as PowerPoint presentations, are a rather controversial topic in the world of public speaking. While some professionals will advocate for their use and benefits, others claim they are distracting and should be eradicated from the practice. What is a presenter to do? Use visual aids or abandon the practice? Visual aids and PowerPoint should be thought of as tools that are available to assist you in getting ...
  • Jun 27
    2018
    Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is one of the more common fears out there. It is estimated that approximately 75% of people actually experience some degree of glossophobia or anxiety when it comes to speaking in front of an audience, while some people even rate their fear of public speaking over their fear of death. There are thankfully ways to help overcome this paralyzing fear of public presentations ...