Trina Ballard

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Demonstration Speech Topics: 100 + demonstrative or 'how to' speech ideas

100 + demonstration speech topics: plus how to develop and deliver a successful demonstrative or 'how to' speech.

The Secrets of Body Language: Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform the same …

16 Surprising Secrets to Win Any Argument | Inc.com

Whether it's the design of the new product, the message of the new ad campaign, or the strategic direction of the company, hackles can rise--and feathers can get ruffled. What can you do to persuade people to go with your idea?<p>Often, you face a rival in these showdowns. A Moriarty to your Sherlock. …

Communication Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs | Inc.com

Everyone communicates and occasionally misspeaks. But the best leaders, the greatest bosses, and the entrepreneurs we admire the most are the ones who take great care with their communication.<p>Here are some common communication mistakes we are all guilty of and it would be best to</b> …

The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

You've probably heard this advice before: Don’t use bullet points in your presentations. But do you know why presentation design experts are so adamantly opposed to the bullet point format?<p>Here's the simple, but perhaps surprising, explanation to why bullet points are bad for presentations: <b>Bullet</b> …

10 Tips For A Powerful Elevator Speech

An elevator speech (ES) is becoming an important item in the toolkit of most people. It doesn’t matter if you are a job seeker, business person, or …

Public Speaking

3 Beginner-Friendly Data Visualization Tricks

Statistics and data validate your presentation. Many times, showcasing numerical research is the main point of a presentation. But charts and graphs are overused formats, and as a result they are easily forgotten and often completely ignored by audiences.<p>As easy as it is to drag and drop a chart …