Posts Tagged ‘Face-to-Face’

Find and power your authentic voice – Lesson 7- Volume

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Once you train and find your authentic voice you need to be sure that everyone in your audience can hear your authentic voice. Your volume needs to be loud enough to be heard by the people in the back row. If you are practicing lessons one through six — breath, pitch, pace, resonance and melody […]

The key to a great first impression

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The key to a great first impression is not what you think it is. Remember, you don’t get a second chance. You’re being judged the minute someone lays eyes on you. More important than clothing and grooming, setting that first impression is your posture. I don’t care what your profession is. I don’t care if […]

Are you just a talking head?

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Basics you need to know before presenting face-to-face with your audience. Spend the necessary time to analyze your audience. Don’t just be a talking head. Who are they? Why did they come to your presentation in the first place? Did you learn what your audience might want to take away from your presentation? How can your […]

To be understood or not?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

To be understood or not. That is the communication, presentation question more people – especially leaders – need to ask themselves on a regular basis. The old adage “tell’em what you’re going to tell’em; tell’em; then tell’em what you told’em” doesn’t work anymore. This is the conundrum faced by executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and public speakers […]

Spectator or Participant, Which are You?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

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 […]

Master the Art of the Pitch

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

How do you emotionally connect with your audiences? Pitching is the new catchphrase for business development/sales.

How to communicate in the blurring world of physical and virtual communication

Friday, November 13th, 2015

A major challenge for organizations in this blurring world of physical and virtual communication is building a collaborative culture. To overcome that challenge organizations must find a successful mix between virtual and face-to-face communication. The ultimate goal is not just to get people to interact more; it is to get them to interact more fully. […]

Do You Possess the Number One Skill Set Most Desired by Business and Industry?

Friday, October 30th, 2015

It is time for a reality check. Do you have the required skill? The number one skill set. Schools don’t teach it at any level, Kindergarten through PhD. It’s the skill business and industry rarely spends funds or the required time to properly train people in. Yet, it’s the skill rated number one when making a […]

How To Connect in Our Digital World

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Richness and Complexity of our Digital World The complexity of this wonderful, digital, social media world has made it easier and at the same time more difficult and time consuming to connect with someone else. How to connect in our digital world just became multi-layered. Long gone are the days when there were only two […]

Tips to improve your communication and presentation speaking skills

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Why do you need to learn how to communicate authentically, passionately and persuasively? According to Carnegie Mellon, “85% of your professional and personal success is based on your communication, presentation and speaking skills”. Pew Research reports the number one quality companies seek for leadership talent when they hire or promote someone is communication skills. This is why […]