Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

PowerPoint Tips

The National Association of Colleges and Employers does a survey of employers each year, asking the most important skills they want from new candidates. They make this information available to colleges so colleges can teach those skills. I want to shout this from the rooftops!

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Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Uncategorized ipad work iphone work making technology work mobile at work mobile etiquette phone etiquette remote office remote work smartphone work technology at work technology in work wireless workplace work emailTechnology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on. Smartphones, net books and tablets have enabled our ability to work faster, cheaper, more efficiently and often more productively.

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How to convince executives that presenters need presentation skills training

PowerPoint Tips

Keep an eye out for failures that might be related to poor presentation skills. Content Delivery Design principles convince executives presentation skills training I hear it all the time. It usually comes from people in the Communications or Marketing department.

Professors and Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

Matt Eventoff

In a university setting, public speaking and presentation skills are just as crucial for faculty and professors as these skills are for students. I have been fortunate to regularly lecture at colleges and universities around the country and am writing this post at 30,000 feet on a red eye flight returning from Boulder following a lecture at a conference at the University of Colorado.

Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

Manner of Speaking

I just came across a recent article by Ruth Mantell in the Wall Street Journal entitled Must-Have Job Skills in 2013. The four skills are personal branding, flexibility, productivity improvement and … clear communication (which is listed first).

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5 Really Simple and Cheap Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills

Presentation Guru

… Build Your Skills Performance Confidence credibility featured Practice preparationPresenting better than the norm gives you a clear competitive advantage in your field. If you present slightly better than the norm in your industry, firm or profession, you’ll tend to stand out.

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

Storytelling Presentation Skills Matter. If you want to build your storytelling presentation skills, you should keep the following rules in mind: 1. In the special world, the hero gains skills and insights – and then brings them back to the ordinary world as the story resolves.

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The Ultimate Collection of Books to Improve Your Skills

Presentation Guru

Some people think that great presentation skills come naturally, and certainly some aspects including body language and confidence may, but that doesn’t mean you can rule yourself out if they don’t.… … Build Your Skills Inspiration Resources books featured inspiration

5 Presentation Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs


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Executive Presentation Skills: Motivate Your Team

Matt Eventoff

. “How can I motivate my team when I speak?” ” “How can you motivate your team more effectively?” ” “How can I be more inspirational when I present?” ” I am asked some semblance of these questions on a regular basis.

What employers really want: Communication skills

Speak Schmeak

Industry surveys are regularly published regarding desirable skills for new hires or ongoing training needs identified within industries, and oral and written communication skills are becoming more common at or near the top of these lists.

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Listening: A Core Communication Skill

DeFinis Communications

I’m sure she believes she’s using effective active listening skills and showing others that she is involved and interested in the conversation, but from the other side of the table it is a turn off. ! What constitutes “good” listening skills?

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Presentation Skills – The Gentle Art of Moving Minds

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Why do we find people with well-developed presentation skills so captivating? Presentation Skills Tip 1 – Start where your audience are. Presentation Skills Tip 2 – Know your destination. Can you see how you could use these ideas to improve your presentation skills?

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Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted

Duarte Blog

Storytelling Presentation Skills Matter. If you want to build your storytelling presentation skills, you should keep the following rules in mind: 1. In the special world, the hero gains skills and insights – and then brings them back to the ordinary world as the story resolves.

A New Presentation Skills Infographic

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I was recently invited to take a look at a new presentation skills infographic. That being said, If YOU like infographics, then you’ll almost certainly find this presentation skills cheat sheet really useful. To access this presentation skills infographic click the image on the left or this link [link]. Presentation Skills Public Speaking Now, to be honest, I am not normally a fan of infographics. It’s not the premise behind them I dislike.

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Common Presentation Skills Myths Debunked

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Are your beliefs about your presentation skills holding you back? In this short article, I’d like to challenge you to question your beliefs about the public speaking and presentation skills. They also seek constructive feedback from their peers so that they can build upon their existing skills and address any bad habits. Public speaking is a skill that anybody can master with practice. Presentation Skills

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3 tips to improve your speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I received a question: A financial advisor asked me how to improve his speaking skills. He knows that better presentation skills will boost his business. Public speaking is a skill: […]. He says he does well one-on-one with clients, but his group presentations fall short. My advice has three parts: 1. Speak as often as possible. Career info International speakers Professional organizations

Are Your Presentation Skills Your Hidden Strength?

DeFinis Communications

Interestingly, there’s one skill set in particular where women outshine men almost every time—that is, communication. . They’re in senior level positions and want that promotion to the C-level, but their poor communication skills are holding them back. These senior leaders have excellent credentials, advanced degrees, and strong professional experience but when it comes to their presentation and communication skills, they can fall flat. It’s a man’s world.

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Seven tips to improve your public speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

How good are your public speaking skills? Yet good public speaking skills are essential to any career. Career info Presentation skills Social mediaMany writers are more comfortable at their keyboards than at lecterns. Many executives are more comfortable speaking one-on-one than speaking on a panel. Many authors are more comfortable writing a book than doing the book talks. It’s the […].

Improving Communication is Key to Closing Millennials’ Workplace Skills Gap

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Despite being highly educated and armed with technical skills, many millennials lack the soft skills to compete in the workplace. A survey by the Hay Group revealed that 80 percent of employers are struggling to find graduates with the soft skills they […].

Presentation Skills: Handout Tips

Great Public Speaking

- USE A LARGE FONT. It makes more impact and is easier to read. It also makes you handout larger which makes it appear more substantial. LEAVE LOTS OF WHITE SPACE. I had a complaint recently that said there was not enough space to write notes.

What I Learned About Presentation Skills From My 3 Cats

Professionally Speaking...

And for all the toys, cat food, prime window spots, kitty climbing trees and love I shower on them, they pay me back in countless ways, including demonstrating some truths about presentation skills. Presentation Tips and Techniques presentation skills

A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

So let me get this straight: A member of Congress who speaks at a grade level that most Americans can understand, using shorter sentences and shorter words, gets the lowest rating of speaking skills in all of Congress?

5 new webinars in June! Get high-value training in presentation skills

PowerPoint Tips

I invite you to join me for 5 Wednesdays in June, when I’ll do live training webinars on high-interest topics: June 1: How to Use Animation for High-Impact Communication. June 8: How to Create Clear, Professional Charts and Diagrams. June 15: 19 Steps to Prepare for a Successful Presentation.

Speechwriters and speakers: When you develop your research skills, you develop your professional clout

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Presentation skills SpeechwritingYour speeches and presentations can only be as good as the research you use to write them. Over the next few weeks, watch this space. I’ll share tips and techniques for doing better research in less time.

Presentation Skills - Clothing

Great Public Speaking

Fun presenters can wear fun clothing but within the limits of your industry. I'm not going to pretend to be Mr. Clothes Horse (I've been accused of looking too corporate), but I will offer a few tips that should help you out.

Vocal, Visual, and Verbal Skills for Executive Presence

Speaking Freely

The post Vocal, Visual, and Verbal Skills for Executive Presence appeared first on Speaking Freely. By Self-Expression Center Staff A commonly held misconception about executive presence is that it is all about dressing for the part. While appearances are important, your presence is more comprehensive than merely the clothes that you wear. Most people won’t be convinced about your leadership until you demonstrate the ability to communicate in a sophisticated […].

Let Your Public Speaking Skills Age Like Fine Wine

DeFinis Communications

But he also savored the unique opportunity to consciously practice his public speaking skills over and over in a relaxed venue as he gained experience, skill, and control with each new group. Presentation Skills Sales Presentations Speaking Tips daily practice Practice Ridge Vineyards

The 18-Minute Rule and More Must-have Skills for Public Speakers


The post The 18-Minute Rule and More Must-have Skills for Public Speakers appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. You’ve studied for years to become an expert in your field and now you’ve been called to deliver a keynote address to a conference of your peers.

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Another Great Presentation Skills Infographic

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Despite having said in an earlier post that I am not a great fan of Infographics, I wanted to share a new presentation skills infographic that was sent to me by Clem Lepers. Infographics Presentation Skills Public Speaking Speech Writing

Wanted: Person with Poor Communication & Presentation Skills

Executive Speech Coach

Have you seen a job ad asking for poor or mediocre communication skills? You've probably seen many job ads asking for good, advanced or superior communication skills. Skills of any type are developed. Skills are not natural. You need to develop skills.

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25 Interpersonal Skills

The Communication Blog

Here is a list of 25 skills of interpersonal communication--25 things a competent interpersonal communicator should know how to do--that I used on the inside cover of my Interpersonal Messages book. interpersonal skills Interpersonal Communication competent communication

How to Improve Communication Skills – Avoid These Common Mistakes

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I first got interested in how to improve communication skills almost forty years ago, when I started working for a large corporation. In this extended article, I’ll look at how to improve communication skills. I’ll cover the primary reasons for the continuing lack of good communication skills and share many of the lessons I have learned to minimise misunderstanding. How to improve communication skills.

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Three Great Presentation Skills that Make the Winning Difference |

Speaking Freely

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Use the Power of Practice to Build Your Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

During these practice sessions, ask people to comment on specific things you want to improve, such as vocal skills, gestures, eye contact, etc. Utilizing small, everyday interactions to practice key skills. At dinner, practice your storytelling skills.

The speechwriter’s skill set: More tips for better listening

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Remain silent while a client finishes telling you his account. Then paraphrase your client: “Now, let me make sure I get your priorities straight. First, CSR needs to …” At this point, you should get some feedback from your speaker. Feedback usually falls into two categories. A speaker might say: * “That’s it! That’s exactly […]. International speakers Speechwriting

5 Ways to Keep Your Sales Team Focused on Improving their Presentation Skills

DeFinis Communications

He wanted a presentation skills “refresher” for his salespeople because their presentations were getting “sloppy” again. Granted, they were still “pretty good” in terms of their skills. I recommend having everyone on your team create a three-month presentation skills action plan.

Podcast: Sales Communication Skills

Communication Steroids

Improve your communication skills in a sales setting. Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon and Roger Pike discuss the benefits of good sales communication skills – and help show you how to develop those skills.


An essential skill: slide layout

PowerPoint Tips

If you want your slides to be clear and professional-looking — and of course you do — you need to know how to lay out the elements on your slides. But many people have difficulty doing this if they don’t have any design training.

Executive communicaton skills land top UK job

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A report in today’s Financial Times notes that the newly appointed governor of the Bank of England, Canadian Mark Carney, was chosen for his communication skills: As Jennifer Jeffs, president of the Canadian International Council, a think-tank, puts it: “He doesn’t speak like an economist; he speaks like a human being.”