Tuning into your audience

Are you tuned into your audience?

A well-prepared presentation given to the wrong audience can have the same effect as a poorly prepared one given to the correct audience. They can both fail dismally.

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Dealing with interruptions during a presentation

Tips: Dealing with interruptions during a presentation

When pitching to a new client, speaking at a seminar or conference, or leading a team meeting there is always the possibility of an interruption. How you deal with any interruptions reflects on your professionalism and can even be used to your advantage.

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The power of the pause

Have you ever listened to a presentation where the speaker constantly used fillers such as ‘um’ and ‘ah’? Many people don’t realise that they’re using fillers until it’s pointed out to them. Once they’re aware of them they can then work on reducing or even eliminating them altogether.

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The power of a simple word

Do you have a pet-hate word? Mine is the word ‘just’. It seems to be an excuse for some people to not perform to the best of their ability in tasks that they undertake within their organisation.

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Do you waffle?

Have you ever found yourself mid-way through a document and then realised that you had waffled on without covering your key points? Were you sure as to what you wanted to achieve?

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High performing team

What does TEAM mean for you?

Here is a snippet of a day I worked with a management group looking at how they could promote team effectiveness in their workplace. During the workshop, one of the participants developed an acronym for the word TEAM.

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Listening tips

Listening tips

How well do you listen? At school we’re taught to read and write yet we’re not taught to listen … it’s assumed that we can all do it.

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