Five Reasons People Stop Listening to You

Five Reasons People Stop Listening to You

Whether or not you give presentations, you need people to listen to you. And yes, this is almost universally true in nearly every profession. Doctors need patients to understand their diagnosis. Lawyers need clients to understand their legal rights. Accountants need...
Good Listening is Good Business

Good Listening is Good Business

Good listening is often easier said than done. But when it’s done right, good listening can prevent costly business errors, strengthen relationships, and can even save lives. Here are four pillars for listening effectively. The Four Pillars of Good Listening Undivided...
2 Essential Keys To Presenting To Executives

2 Essential Keys To Presenting To Executives

Presenting To Executives Over the course of your career, you will likely give dozens (if not hundreds) of presentations to all kinds of audiences. However, few events induce the same levels of fear and anxiety as presenting to executives. And with good reason. Why?...

Foggy Speaking – Listeners Sleeping

Which of these sentences will likely make you sleepy? It is a scientifically derived fact that thinking complex thoughts need not lead to prolonged expression typified by extreme length of utterance cluttered by inane expression and, we illustrate a variety of...

To Make Your Point Stick – Tell a Story (Part 2)

Part 1 of this article described how one of the best ways to capture attention and keep your listeners listening, is to tell a story. Here’s a brief recap from Part 1. Stories hold the key to making memories and lasting impressions because they stir emotion. They...

To Make Your Point Stick – Tell a Story (Part 1)

Whether you’re tucking your child in or competing in a cut-throat job interview, one of the best ways to capture attention and keep your listeners listening, is to tell a story. Stories hold the key to making memories and lasting impressions because they stir emotion....

How to Answer Questions – Build Bridges

One part of a presentation often feared by presenters is the Q&A session, or when it’s time to answer questions. “Are they trying to make me look bad?” “What if I don’t know the answer?” “What if I answer questions incorrectly?” “Are they testing me?” What...

It’s Okay to Raise Your Voice!

It’s okay to raise your voice? Hmm, we don’t often hear that phrase. What we more often hear is “Don’t you dare raise your voice to me.” Well, that’s probably true. Raising your voice during an argument will ensure that your adversarial partner will hear you, but not...