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Are you ready to try the charisma checklist? charisma leadership Apr 14, 2021

How’s your charisma? A team of university researchers in Switzerland have come up with what amounts to a checklist for charisma.

They’ve identified 12 elements that could be at play in a charismatic performance. Nine of the qualities...

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Four days of free tips to ramp up your resilience Apr 14, 2021

If your leadership skills have been tested by a tough 12 months, it’s time to ramp up your resilience. And you can, at a free, four-day virtual summit starting on Monday, April 19.

Organizer Ravi Tangri says the Ramp Up Your Resilience...

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Amber Mac on why 'expectation of engagement' matters Apr 13, 2021

How are you managing your audience’s ‘expectation of engagement’ in virtual encounters? It’s a big deal for anyone who wants to be better-than-average in online presentations and speeches. It’s a question that global...

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Leaders know generosity should be a hand up, not a handout Apr 10, 2021

By Suzanne F. Stevens

Pre-pandemic, consumers demanded organizations take more responsibility to address social gaps. According to Nielsen Research, 40 to 55 percent of buyers in 60 countries, across generations, will pay more for a product or...

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Virtual speakers need to embrace more production values Apr 10, 2021

If you want to be a leader in the virtual space, you have to do more than simply turn up for a Zoom call and sit staring at the camera. According to one of the global leaders in online communication, many of us are simply not making the most of...

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Why story is 20 times better than bare facts Mar 18, 2021

The power and effectiveness of story lies in its ability to forge connections - between people, and between people and ideas. Stories are a great way to communicate shared values and aspirations. And there’s science to prove the...

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The complete speaker toolkit - all in one place Mar 10, 2021

Twenty years ago I took a gamble. I setup my website - podiumcoaching.com - and started delivering in-person coaching sessions in presentation skills and media skills.

Then people wanted to learn at home. So I created my signature online video...

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Delivery tips for slideshows presentations Mar 10, 2021

If you’ve been following this series of four related blogs, you’ll know we’ve talked about leaving the slides until the very last thing you create. Don’t rush to build your deck.

We also talked about reducing the...

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Replace words with images in your slide decks slide decks Mar 10, 2021

Now, at last, finally… you get to create your slides. I’m sure some of you have been itching to get creative but, believe me, it’s worth delaying the slide building process until you’ve really focussed your ideas.

And...

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5 steps to successful slideshows powerpoint Mar 06, 2021

In my previous blog I looked at the mounting evidence that the way many people use PowerPoint is doomed to failure.

Today I want to examine how you construct your slide show so it enhances your presentation and gets that precious buy-in from the...

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Live or virtual, bullet points don’t work powerpoint Mar 05, 2021

“…when you throw up bullet points and then run through them, you're guaranteeing that whatever you say will be quickly forgotten. Not because you're bloody boring, but because people can't read and listen at the same time.”

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Racism in Canada: “some leaders still don’t understand” Feb 14, 2021

Helping young Black entrepreneurs cope after the killing of George Floyd; being a well-known community leader and still being pulled over by cops for ‘driving while black’; and being surprised by how some prominent business leaders...

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