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Welcome to IMPACT – workforce development magazine

  Welcome to IMPACT My training company The Global Institute of Training and Presenting (GITP) published a quarterly workforce development magazine. It's filled to the rim with stories, articles and tips from expert contributors across the globe. You can enjoy the magazine here and you can subscribe to your complimentary subscription so you don't miss another issue. Enjoy the read…

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3 Must Read Tips to Help You Overcome Your Public Speaking Nerves

No need to avoid presenting any longer [caption id="attachment_1365" align="alignright" width="174"] No need to avoid presenting any longer[/caption] You have been asked to present at your next industry conference. Woohoo!! Or maybe not. The thought of standing in front of 400 people is terrifying and the self-talk starts in your head. I have no idea how to put together a…

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10 Big Presenting Mistakes to Avoid

10 big presentation mistakes to avoid if you want to nail your next presentation We've all been to those presentations.  The ones where we stare in horror at the presenter who lacks any presenting skill or worse, the presenter who just doesn't know how to behave appropriately from the platform, boardroom or training room floor. Yes, that same presenter who has been hired to inspire, educate or…

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Does your audience remember your presentation? The primacy and recency effect.

A quick and easy tip to help you plan your next presentation. The most critical parts of your presentation are your opening and closing. Apart from your presentation opening needing to grab the attention of the audience right from the start, you need to ensure your critical key messages are communicated at the beginning of your presentation or very close to…

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The Pros and Cons of Training and Presenting

The results are in from the Great Training and Speaking Debate I am a little bit obsessed with quality training and presenting. For the past 30 years I have been helping trainers and presenters to step up, step out and share their expertise through a variety of different modalities. It is my belief that you owe it to your participants,…

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