Is your body saying the right things about you?

The most powerful way we communicate is not with our words but our body. Body language or non-verbal communication is your gestures, facial expressions, body position and eye movements. Our brains evaluate all these things and come to a conclusion about the speaker in a nano-second. When you speak, you want your body to say …

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Cave painting offers clue to better presentations

A mere 32,000 years ago, man understood how to use PowerPoint. Cave drawings were our first form of communication. When our ancestors saw a picture of a Woolly Mammoth trampling a person, they knew what it meant. Since then our brains have grown, we’ve created symbols, given them meaning, and discovered the ability to parse …

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The hastily-scribbled lines that echoed round the world

Just three lines scribbled on a piece of scrap paper helped turn Jacinda Ardern into the embodiment of how a politician should respond to a crisis. New Zealand’s Prime Minister found herself thrust into the international spotlight after the massacre of 50 people in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15. …

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3 essentials for engaging your audience

How do you really connect with an audience. You can be articulate, polished, perfectly groomed, have the best stage-craft… and still not make that magical and all-important connection with your listeners. Let’s face it, you want your audience to respond enthusiastically to your call-to-action. You want to persuade them to do something: to think or …

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Ctrl, Alt, Del: time to reboot your presenting style?

Spring is in the air; the time of spring-cleaning, de-cluttering, fresh starts. If you give presentations, or make speeches, this is a great time to think about freshening-up the stuff you have grown comfortable with, maybe even deleting some old habits and trying out some alternative ideas. Maybe it’s time for you to hit Ctrl, …

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