Speaking Tips

5 Simple Steps to Outline The Most Engaging Presentation

When it comes to presentation prep, do you ever feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed?  Maybe you know exactly what you want to convey, but you struggle with structuring your message in a way that’s engaging, persuasive, or easy to follow… Maybe you get hung up on what’s most important to include, and what…

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Awkward Silence: Is It Your Job to Fill It?

Picture this: You’ve just given your colleagues a status update about something you’re working on and then…  *Crickets* – an awkward silence. You think to yourself:  ➡️ Should I keep talking? ➡️ Do I ask a question? ➡️ Who is responsible for continuing to fill the noise? As women, we often take on the responsibility…

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How To Build Rapport Using These Listening Techniques

Let’s be honest, when it comes to communicating with confidence, speaking and listening require two essential skill sets.  We talk a lot here about what it takes to speak impactfully, but it’s about time we talk about what it takes to listen impactfully.  Not just because listening is the kind and collaborative thing to do,…

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How to engage an audience and show up at your best (on-camera or in-person)

Now that we’ve been working virtually for over two years, chances are you know the importance of showing up with good lighting and a clean background for your Zoom meetings… …The thing is, turning on all your lamps and putting your laundry away does *not* magically translate to a calm and confident presence once you…

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When you need to think and talk at the same time – remember this!

Ever felt that wave of panic when you’re asked a question and you need to think about how you want to respond while you start responding at the same time? You’re not alone. You might feel the pressure to speak immediately without taking a moment to think – “quick, don’t waste people’s time, spit it…

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The key to dealing with speaking nerves

Have you ever looked around the room during a big meeting, presentation, panel, or group interview and thought: I’m the only one here who seems nervous! I must be doing something wrong… Everybody around me seems so confident and at ease, but I can’t shake the jitters that crop up every time it’s my turn…

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