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8 Tips For Facilitating Better Meetings

Facilitating a meeting is part art, part science. The best meeting facilitators have a quirky blend of charm, insights, humor and charisma. Some are …

How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new …

APIs

The hidden power of smiling

Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long …

Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — …

Public Speaking

5 Simple Ways to Own The Room Even If You’re Less Experienced

I’ll be honest, I have never sold a business I started for more than $10 million. But, I recently walked into a meeting with a group of six …

Start with why -- how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek | TEDxPugetSound

Public Speaking

Avoid Death by PowerPoint with 3 Tips From the Top TED Talks | Inc.com

Humans are visual creatures. MIT Neuroscientists have found that the brain can recognize images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. In fact, web pages with images draw 94 percent more views than text-only sites. How can a speaker take advantage of this powerful way that the brain operates?<p>That's …

Public Speaking

The Best Way to Communicate Absolutely Anything? Steal This Idea From Hollywood | Inc.com

I know what you're thinking: What does glamorous Hollywood have to do with IT services, internal programs, accounting or whatever else I have to communicate?<p>As it turns out, no one is better than Hollywood's movie studios at distilling a product into just a few words, and at making that message …

Film Posters

How to Nail the First 30 Seconds of Your Presentation | Inc.com

It was a Thursday afternoon and I was catching up with friends during a rare happy hour. One friend, Shelly, is an expert in her field and has just started speaking at conferences in her industry. The visibility has meant excellent growth for her business, but for someone who never considered …

Public Speaking

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the …

Do Your Slides Pass the Glance Test?

An audience <i>can’t</i> listen to your presentation and read detailed, text-heavy slides at the same time (not without missing key parts of your message, …

UI Design

Do These Four Things To Make Your Boring Presentation Sound Interesting

All that data needs to be in there—what can you do? Well, this.<p>Let’s be real for a second: You don’t have a monumental bit of news to report every time you have to give a presentation. Maybe the third Tuesday of the month has just rolled around, and it’s time to update your team on the latest batch …

Top Tips for Effective Presentations

How can you make a good presentation even more effective?<p>This page draws on published advice from expert presenters around the world, which will help …