Posts Tagged ‘communication skills’

It’s Not What You Say, it’s How You Say it That Counts

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts. And even that’s not enough for you to be fully understood. There’s a big difference between what someone says as opposed to what they’re really saying. And this is where emotional intelligence comes into play. How sharp are your skills in reading the […]

Women Should Start Talking and Keep Talking

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Women Should Start Talking And Keep Talking. There Are Many Benefits Of Speaking Aloud. Giving sound to ideas can provide you with an objective view of your content. Practicing and recording presenting your ideas with your mind, voice, and body in sync provide you with the ability to shape and reshape your ideas and words. Having a […]

Spectator or Participant – Which are You Face-to-Face?

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

When I wrote “Face-To-Face Is the Ultimate Social Media” a few years back, I didn’t realize then the extent of the impact of technology and social media on face-to-face conversations. Are you a spectator or participant? Today, I Realize That Technology Has Turned Too Many Of Us From Participants In Life Into Spectators. Once upon […]

Clinton/Trump debate presentation skills Score Card

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Watch the Clinton/Trump Presidential debate tonight and score the following for each candidate on scale of 1-10. 10 is the highest score possible. Mind, voice and body were in sync Clear and articulate statements Great vocal variety Authoritative non-threatening posture Great listening skills Answered the questions No over-talking Stuck to the time limit Factual statements […]

The new lost Art of Conversation

Friday, September 9th, 2016

What is a conversation? A week ago I was reading a book listing 100 definitions of a ‘conversation’. I’ve been thinking about many of the responses in that book and how we define conversation. A short definition of ‘conversation’ in the Oxford dictionary is “the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words.” The Wikipedia definition […]

How to Engage Your Audience at Their Level

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Successful communication/presentation skills are based in part on how well you perceive, incorporate and engage your audience. Whether your audiences are one-on-one or thousands you need to engage them in dialogue —no monologues, no oratory. Because your goal is to connect with your listeners, to get them to listen, and to get them to want more. […]

How to get audience attention every time you pitch!

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Grabbing Audience Attention is Step 1 How do you get your audience’s attention? Next, how do you engage your audience? Finally, how do you get them to want to hear more? The rules apply if you’re selling, pitching, or speaking regardless of the situation. The most common opening used by over 80% of people pitching starts […]

The Left Brain Needs the Right Brain

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Wake up and Smell the Roses Here’s a tip on how to wake up and smell the roses for all the left brain dominated, innovative geniuses dedicated to improving the human condition. Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts is considered a hub of innovation — if not THE hub of innovation in the Boston area. A hub […]

Effective use of Media in your Presention – KISS

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Keep Those Slides Simple, K.I.S.S.! The K.I.S.S principle is your best formula in creating your slides if you have to use PowerPoint. K.I.S.S is the acronym for Keep It Simple Stupid. When you’re presenting — in spite of a popular belief we can multitask — your audience is either listening to you or reading your […]

How to Pitch a win/win for Scientists and Researchers

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Know your audience to pitch for a win/win. To successfully pitch for a win/win you need to know your audience and what they are looking for. Don’t make the mistake one pitch fits all. Your opening remarks — your metaphorical story — your WHY— should address the needs of your specific audience.       […]