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Presentation Skills

Reviewing a video of her making a presentation, an executive and her coach identify six specific behaviors she can amplify in order to enhance her executive presence.

A leader knows he’s a muddled communicator. To help him fly in sync with others, his coach begins to shift his focus from communicating about his ideas to learning the concerns of others.

Tom tells about working with Ken Blanchard, celebrated author and speaker. From his observations, Tom takes away lessons in how to make your audience lean in. He shares those in this episode.

“Death by PowerPoint” is an all-too-familiar experience. Break that cycle with the eight tips in this episode to create slides that will engage your listeners and illuminate your content.

Stories render our ideas indelible. But storytelling is a craft, honed over years. This episode teaches two skills to add to your repertoire to help make your stories sticky.

Three leaders need communication boosters. One needs clarity. One needs emotion removed from feedback. The third needs a direct report to take responsibility. Each one gains a tool.

Can you name an action you perform that is at its peak the very first time you do it? Probably not. But does rehearsing make you stale and stilted? Your rehearsal questions answered!

Essay questions are a trap waiting to be sprung on the unaware. This episode will teach you techniques so you don’t ramble your way through an unfocused essay answer.

This episode contains the most transformative communication tool you can adopt. Want to sound executive? Smart? Compelling? Memorable? Learn to sort and label your material.

People often worry they talk too fast. In fact, it’s not humanly possible to talk faster than our brains can process your words. This episode has three concrete tips for managing fast talking.

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