Remote Meeting Facilitation: 3 Tips for Assertiveness and Management

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In this video I cover 3 simple ways you can convey more assertiveness and leadership during remote meeting facilitation. Right now countless people are running meetings remotely over video conferencing like Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts or other apps. How can you project competence, keep your meeting organized and focused, and avoid unnecessary interruptions or disruptions? … Read more

4 Ways to Make Your Call to Action More Appealing

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The “call to action” is a classic tactic in marketing, sales, advertising and other fields. In public speaking and presentations, we are encouraged to provide a call to action to our audience. It’s something that focuses the audience on a specific task, and helps them understand how to put your ideas and recommendations into practice. … Read more

3 Ways to Get Better at Presenting Technical Information (video)

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Here are three strategies that you can use to improve your technical communication abilities, especially when speaking to non-technical audiences. This is a frequent challenge I see with data scientists, BI analysts, financial experts, and others from a variety of different technical fields. Many of these individuals have to present to non-technical people among senior … Read more

Why Your Speaking Speed and Pacing Matters (video)

When I start working with a new client, their speaking speed and pacing are two of the first things I look at. People speak very fast when they’re presenting because they’re nervous or they feel under pressure. They have an urge to just get information out as quickly as possible. But if you speak too … Read more

Um… Uh… A Public Speaking Coach that Uses Filler Words?! (video)

I recently had an interesting conversation with a very successful business man. We were talking about some work that we’re doing together. At one point while I was talking, he interrupted me and said “You’re using filler words! You’re a speaking speaking coach. Why are you using filler words?” And the topic of filler words … Read more

How and Why to Become More Concise When Speaking

Concise speaking is a frequent challenge I see with clients and students. Concision is hard because professionals have lots of information to convey in a very limited time. Important decision-makers are usually very short on time, and have a limited attention span. You have to get your point across quickly and efficiently. Another reason it’s … Read more