Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

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However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. On the other hand, the same survey indicates that the number of engaged employees reached 38% of the total workforce — the highest since 2000. So What is Employee Engagement? Mature HR practices.

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Practice your speaking skills with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach

PowerPoint Tips

You can be engaging, lively, and informal. One of the best techniques to improve your delivery is to practice, but how do you get feedback on how well you did? Or you can use Presenter Coach, a PowerPoint tool that lets you practice your delivery and then gives you feedback.

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Practical Audience Engagement Ideas For Public Speakers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Do they lack audience engagement ideas ? Do you lack audience engagement ideas? Set a deliberate intention to engage your listeners. Engagement starts with your desire to engage. Understand the different levels of engagement. In simple terms, engagement is when the people listening to your presentation do something as a result of your speech. In this post, I’ll outline some powerful audience engagement ideas that anyone can use.

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How to Become Great in Public Speaking: Presenting Best Practices

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We talk to the public anytime we engage in a discussion with someone else. Pre-written speeches and practiced ahead of time. So practice public talks, and practice a lot. Hence, be sure to practice your posture and gestures too! Practice breathing and hand gestures.

How to Use the PMBOK Guide in Practical Project Management

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The PMBOK Guide includes terminologies, guidelines, and processes that the PMI considers best practices for managing projects. How is the PMBOK Guide Practical for Real-Life Project Management? A Practical Guide to the PMBOK Process Groups.

Public Speaking Best Practices from My Clients

DeFinis Communications

I had several interesting calls this week which revealed tips to fit nicely into a “Best Practice” list. I haven’t practiced the 3, 4, & 5 syllable word drills you gave me.”. Understand the audience and use techniques to engage them. Use engagement questions such as, “I know what you’re thinking” and “You’re probably wondering.”. Practice by giving the presentation out loud and not just reviewing it in my head.

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Imagine having an audience truly engaged from your first word to your last, because you know without a doubt that you’re delivering the information they find most useful. While some people may think that having technology front and center during a presentation (aside from PowerPoint™) would be too distracting and hard to manage, there are technology tools that make engagement much easier. Need more audience engagement?

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How to Use Two Factor Theory to Improve Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement has finally come to the forefront of the business world. Businesses with engaged employees enjoy lower rates of employee turnover. A study conducted by the American Psychology Association revealed that 89% of employees working at organizations with engagement and wellness initiatives are more likely to recommend the company as a good place to work. Further, engaged employees are more productive and demonstrate 21% more profitability.

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Engage: How to avoid becoming a human tranquilizer by Paul B. Evans

PowerPoint Tips

Evans and thought it provided practical yet inspiring advice for speakers. The post Engage: How to avoid becoming a human tranquilizer by Paul B. Content Delivery audience engage I came across this short video by Paul B. What do you think? What advice do you have to keep the attention of your audience? Connect with them? Make an impact? Leave a comment! Did you find this post useful? Get my free ebook "From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint." Need training?

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How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

Lackluster openings bore audiences, but there is a way to begin your presentation that will make audiences take notice: skip the formalities and say something that immediately engages them. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” Imagine opening your presentation by immediately engaging your audience. The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais.

2014 180

October 12for12 Challenge: Increase audience engagement

Speak Schmeak

Build your "confidence muscles" with monthly challenges designed to help you get out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a variety of settings that will prepare you for your upcoming speaking engagements! You have a whole month to practice! Now, for our tenth challenge: Increase your audience engagement. If there's one thing you've read on my blog over and over, it's "engage the audience." 12for12 Engaging the Audience

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Imagine having an audience truly engaged from your first word to your last, because you know without a doubt that you’re delivering the information they find most useful. While some people may think that having technology front and center during a presentation (aside from PowerPoint™) would be too distracting and hard to manage, there are technology tools that make engagement much easier. Need more audience engagement?

2014 143

PRACTICING WHAT I PREACH

Professionally Speaking...

The presentation went extremely well, the audience was very engaged and I have a hot lead as a result!]. Tags: Commentary Alltop business presentations effective presentations Guy Kawasaki practice rehearsal I am pleased to have been listed in Alltop 's Best Speaking Blogs. Alltop, the brainchild of Guy Kawasaki , has been described as an "online magazine rack" of popular topics. Check it out! .

Public Speaking Best Practices from My Clients

DeFinis Communications

I had several interesting calls this week which revealed tips to fit nicely into a “Best Practice” list. I haven’t practiced the 3, 4, & 5 syllable word drills you gave me.”. Understand the audience and use techniques to engage them. Use engagement questions such as, “I know what you’re thinking” and “You’re probably wondering.”. Practice by giving the presentation out loud and not just reviewing it in my head.

2014 141

Conference Best Practices: The Tech Policy Summit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The recent Tech Policy Summit at the Silverado Country Club in the Napa Valley was a well organized and engaging event. Too many conferences are painful to attend; lengthy keynote speeches in windowless hotel rooms, rubber chicken and endless PowerPoint conspire to dull the senses. This event was an exception. Here’s a list of the [.]. Business Communication Technology #TPS2012 Tech Policy Summit

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

The problem here is not the handout, it’s that your presentation is not engaging enough. Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation. It’s an important part of the total experience for the audience: But most of us focus on preparing what happens during the presentation, not what happens afterwards. Here are the benefits of having handouts: Benefits for the presenter.

Engage in the Power of Negative Thinking

More than PowerPoint...

Instead, I try to spend some quality time every day engaging in negative thinking. But I can’t take it as a regular practice. Engage in a little negative thinking. I’m a cheerful person. And I don’t like positive thinking. It makes me cringe. For me, it’s a joyful meditation. What’s the worse that could happen?” is a question I ask myself every day. And then, I imagine it. I take some time to meditate on my own set of personal worst-case scenarios.

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5 Easy-to-Use Solutions to Boost Your Audience Engagement

Presentation Guru

Practice, and cracking a few jokes will help, but that’s not all of it either.… The key to a good presentation isn’t knowing all the facts. It’s not even putting all the facts into a shiny, pretty PowerPoint or whizzy Prezi document. … Performance Software Technology Audience Connection featured Hook your Audience Interaction presentation technology Questions

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Lessons in engagement from Flight of the Conchords

Presentation Zen

Of course you prepare well and practice. In the clips below what stands out is their naturalness, their self-deprecating nature, their body language, and their ability to simply and without complication engage with their audience as they paint pictures with their lyrics and subtle humor and use their guitars and wit to make visceral connections. Watch Jemaine and Bret below keep an audience engaged and following their words even when it's a story "about nothing" at all really.

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For the New Year - Ditch Goal-Setting, Resolve to Totally Engage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, just commit to be totally engaged in your little life. Instead, they simply totally engage with the box. Then, it turned out that he hated his practicing law.   Takeaway: Engage. Success usually comes in through some back door. Not from careful planning of goals and then methodically tracking them. The same goes for happiness. That's why it would be a useful experiment not to set goals this New Year.

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eLearn: Best Practices

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Just as you would in a live presentation, tell stories and give specific examples-but in a webinar youll need even more visuals to engage the audience. After the grabber slide, its up to you to engage the audience immediately with a powerful and relevant hook that includes the word "you." Emotion comes from engaging the listeners imaginations, involving them in your illustrative stories by frequent use of the word "you," and answering the unspoken question, "Whats in this for me?"

Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Purpose and Repartée

Kate's Voice

Intention Public Speaking conversations engagement networking personal brand practicing vocal power Is there method to your madness? Recently, a client asked me how to prepare to network at an upcoming conference that she will be attending. She is somewhat reserved and doesn’t enjoy small talk. We discussed lots of the basics, but in the end, her strategy wasn’t clear until she understood her intention for talking […].

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There's no such thing as a dry topic, only a dry speaker

Speak Schmeak

A client once told me that part of her problem around creating an engaging presentation is that "It's just a job." At the same time, you have people like me telling you to make your topic engaging and interesting for the audience.

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7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

As a speaker coach and trainer, I can tell you that the one thing I always recommend is the same thing my trainees rarely do: Practice, and lots of it. I don't just recommend practice for your speech or presentation because it sounds good. I know there are seven secret advantages--some of the best advantages in public speaking--reserved for speakers who practice. And by practice, I don't mean flipping through your slides an hour before the presentation.

Using Word Clouds to Increase Audience Engagement in Presentations

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Immediately your presentation will become more memorable, engaging and easy-to-understand. Beyond that, adding word clouds to your presentation delivery can help you elicit more emotions from your audience – an important factor contributing to the overall audience engagement. 5 Audience Engagement Strategies Featuring Word Clouds. Asking the audience questions is a well-known technique for steering engagement. Plus, they are fun to study and engage with as a viewer.

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Lose the Grocery List

Kate's Voice

Content Public Speaking engagement practicing presentations public speaking tips storytellingHave you ever noticed that many people treat the first part of their presentation as if it’s merely a list of what you need on a camping trip? …and every statement is spoken with “up-speak?” This approach is attributed to Aristotle, minus the up-speak, who said, “Tell them what you will tell them, tell them, […].

How to Use a Story to Engage Your Audience

Pivotal Public Speaking

Preparing your speech and writing appropriate stories can be a challenge at the best of times, but the real challenge is in using and writing those stories in such a way that they really engage your audience. Look for areas of improvement and practice… because practice makes perfect. Tags: audience in public speaking public speaking speech writing speeches storytelling audience engagement

5 ways to improve your micro-presentations

Speak Schmeak

While this may not be ideal for your topic OR your audience (many event organizers have no idea how long it actually takes to give a certain amount of information while also being engaging and interactive and persuasive), it's reality. However, scripting REQUIRES practice. Practice.

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How Stories Can Help Your Virtual Presentation Come Alive!

DeFinis Communications

Keeping an audience engaged on a screen, when your listeners have many other things around them competing for their attention, is definitely a challenge. When you develop an engaging plot line, your audience will never forget it. Audience Engagement Content Development Storytelling

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Speaking Science: Practice out loud with others to sharpen persuasion skills

The Eloquent Woman

And according to two Columbia University education researchers, practicing out loud with others--in mock Q-and-A sessions or debates-- might be the best way to sharpen your persuasive reasoning skills, all the more reason to build time into your prep for out-loud practice sessions. The students who talked it out were much more persuasive when it came time to write an essay on a new topic, despite having less writing practice than the traditional group.

From the vault: 7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

As a speaker coach and trainer, I can tell you that the one thing I always recommend is the same thing my trainees rarely do: Practice, and lots of it. I don''t just recommend practice for your speech or presentation because it sounds good. I know there are seven secret advantages--some of the best advantages in public speaking--reserved for speakers who practice. And by practice, I don''t mean flipping through your slides an hour before the presentation.

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engage your audience with new media

The Eloquent Woman

From the start, this speaking engagement posed a number of challenges. It was the dreaded after-dinner talk, meaning I needed to be super-engaging. The crowd was due to number close to 100, ensuring extra work to keep that size crowd engaged. I also used some tools I'd use in any talk , moving into the audience during both question time and my own presentation, which helped to keep the large audience visually and personally engaged.

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Your audience needs you - now

Speak Schmeak

My workshop " 8 Steps to Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection " will set you up for speaking success with 8 actionable tools that you can put into practice immediately. Engaging the Audience Presenting for Humans Products Programs Taking Risks

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4 Proven Tips to Increase your Ability to Engage by 87%

SpeakerSue Says...

Increase your ability to engage without words and you can count on more persuasive presentations, more successful conversations and greater influence in everything you do. 4 Proven Tips to Increase your Ability to Engage by 87%. Based on combined research from MIT and a slew of others, you can increase your ability to engage when you: 1. They can focus more on what we have to say and are more comfortable engaging.

2012 61

Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

They say slides are boring, prevent engagement, and distract the audience away from the speaker's message. If you're unwilling to learn and use best practices for visuals, like cutting down on text and complex graphs, using more images, and letting slides be the background and enhancement to your presentation, please don't inflict your slides on audiences. Slides can be part of an engaging, fun and creative presentation. Many of my speaker colleagues reject the use of slides.

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A clear, engaging guide, not only for those speaking to the business world.

Pivotal Public Speaking

Through entertaining and insightful examples, Morgan illustrates a practical, three-part process—focusing on content development, rehearsal, and delivery—geared toward engaging an audience on every level: emotional, intellectual, and physical. Working the Room. by Nick Morgan.

Toxic Leadership at the Workplace: What Makes a Leader Toxic?

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Toxic leadership occurs when an individual in a leadership role abuses his/her authority by violating the leader–follower relationship through unfair practices. Such individuals engage in strong lobbying, often at the cost of the well-being of the organization and its employees.

2020 105

10 Reasons to Practice Active Listening | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do 10 Reasons to Practice Active Listening by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on February 28, 2010 If you listen to our podcasts now and then, Roger and I will bring up ‘active listening’ as one of the most important aspects of communication.

7 Reasons Why You Should Always Arrive Early for Your Talk

Presentation Guru

In this article John Zimmer gives us 7 good reasons why he always arrives early for his speaking engagements and why you should to. … Performance Working practices featured preparation Presentation Delivery Presentation Hardware Technical ProblemsDelivering a speech or presentation is a stressful enough experience for most people, and anything we can do to reduce those anxiety levels and raise our confidence can only help to improve our performance.

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Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Managing Subordinates

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There are a number of ways the Leader-Member Exchange Theory can be put in practice. This arguably points towards an underlying issue with applying the Leader-Management Exchange Theory, i.e. the organizational culture, capacity, and practices that might affect the way managers work.

the speaker's wish list: practice tools

The Eloquent Woman

Calling someone a "practiced speaker" is a compliment that recognizes the work involved in becoming a smooth, eloquent presenter, interviewee or speaker. But even speakers who invest in training need to spend time practicing on their own. With holidays approaching, here's a wish list for some tools and gadgets that can help you practice on your own to reach specific speaking goals: I need to keep my remarks brief or fit them into a specific amount of time.

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The Secret to Being a Great Presenter: Continuous Learning

DeFinis Communications

In terms of learning related to improving presentation skills, the top things to work at are: Become a consumer of speaking: One of the most important ongoing best practices for sustaining your skills as a public speaker is to become a “consumer of speaking.” What are these speakers doing that engage or distract you? Commit to daily practice: One easy way to quickly expand your speaking skills is by using your everyday meetings and social events as opportunities for skill practice.

2012 190

Marketing Through Speaking Engagements - Nolo's Legal Marketing Blawg

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Nolos Legal Marketing Blawg Published by Home Website Practice Areas Contact Us « Previous | Home | Next » Jan 14, 2009 Marketing Through Speaking Engagements Virtually every guide on marketing a law firm recommends speaking engagements as an effective way to generate clients. So thats the focus of this weeks post: How to make the most of speaking engagements to market your practice.