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5 Conversation Habits Of Charismatic People

Charismatic people manage to be interesting regardless of what they’re saying. Here’s how to copy their conversation style.<p>There’s a reason Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most popular actresses today. It isn’t just that she’s smart and talented—she’s also charismatic. Even when she fell at the …

What Your Survival Instincts Know About Pitching Ideas

So you have a big idea—or maybe your team does—and the time has come to put it to the test. Specifically, the test of <i>The Pitch</i>, that distressingly …


Does body language help a TED Talk go viral? 5 nonverbal patterns from blockbuster talks

Hand gestures might make a talk feel more compelling. In a poll that asked volunteers to rate TED Talks, there appeared to be a correlation between …

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How to Present to Millennials

If you find yourself giving a presentation anytime soon, there is a large probability that a significant part of your audience will be comprised of millennials. These are individuals who were born between 1980-2000, and this group recently surpassed Boomers as the largest and likely …


Michael Bay's stagefright has done us all a favour

By publicly showing their vulnerability, the likes of Bay, Scott Stossel and Allison Pearson are helping to break wider taboos<p>The gags were inevitable. Within minutes of Transformers director Michael Bay's panicked exit from a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – apparently …


What to do when you’re losing your audience

Your audience’s attention will fade over time unless you take specific steps to keep them engaged. Here’s a graph showing the attention of university …

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6 questions that will change how you approach live online training - EventBuilder

Many of us are old enough to be tempted to say, “If I had only known back then what I know now…,” and fewer of us were wise enough to get a mentor to …

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Q&A Highlights with Nancy Duarte and Garr Reynolds

In July, Duarte hosted an Eat & Meet event with Nancy Duarte and special guest Garr Reynolds.<p>Nancy and Garr discussed what makes a great communicator, the importance of listening, and how to embrace constraints to create compelling presentations.


The way you stand can make you more successful

Photo Gallery<p><i>Editor’s note: ‘Thinking Business’ focuses on the psychology of getting ahead in the workplace by exploring techniques to boost employee</i> …

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How Bill Gates Radically Transformed His Public Speaking And Communication Skills

Bill Gates has returned to the company he co-founded, serving as product and technology advisor to newly appointed Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. In this new position, the public might see a very different communicator than the leader who left his day-to-day role at Microsoft in 2006. I’ve watched …

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How to Design a Conversation of Impact

We all have our fair share, most of us probably agree that there must be a more productive way to run many of them, especially since they occupy a …


10 tips for Improving Your Presentations

In September of this year, I was asked back to the TEDxKyoto stage to give a few words regarding tips from storytelling as they relate to modern …


The Brand Called You

Big companies understand the importance of brands. Today, in the Age of the Individual, you have to be your own brand. Here’s what it takes to be the CEO of Me Inc.<p>It’s a new brand world.<p>That cross-trainer you’re wearing — one look at the distinctive swoosh on the side tells everyone who’s got you …

Get the Boss to Buy In

An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …

Workshop: What goes into a TED-quality talk, 15 April in Cambridge, UK

I'm delighted to announce my newest and next workshop for speakers and speechwriters: <b>What goes into a TED-quality talk</b>, set for 15 April in …

How To Stand In Front Of A Room Full Of People And Tell A Stellar Story

Whether it’s a board room or a banquet hall, speaking to an audience can be intimidating. Beyond imagining everyone in their underwear, how can you get past the stage fright to tell a riveting story?<p>It happened 18 years ago, but Kevin Allison remembers the moment like it was yesterday. He was up on …

460: Understand How People See You

Keep it human


How to Present like a Pro: 10 Public Speaking Tips from the World's Best Storytellers

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Six Habits Of Confident People

Fearless children often turn into insecure adults. How do people manage to stay confident in the face of failure?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>When my son was four, he wore a superhero cape. All of the time. …

How to Act Like the Most Powerful Girl in the Room

Activity for talking about good (and bad) presentations

This semester I'm teaching three classes on presentation for undergraduates at my university in Japan. On the second day, I have students share with …

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What Type of Presenter Are You?

Knowing the answer to that question is the key to presenting your idea in the best possible light.<p>Over the last 10 years we’ve worked with thousands …