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Presentation Skills – Executive Speaking – Yes it’s Scientific

Presentation Skills - Executive Speaking - Yes it's Scientific Do you want to get the boardroom addicted to your story? How about your staff or your clients? Thanks to the latest findings in Neuroscience we now know what brain chemicals make us stop and pay attention. So, can we use this information to engage our listeners and make them pay…

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Science of Presentation Skills - Paula Smith www.paulasmith.com.au

It’s time you ‘Spiced It Up’

Spice up your Presentation Skills How many boring meetings, boardroom pitches or training sessions have you been to? I am sure you are running out of fingers on your hands to count by now. It’s very easy to ‘Spice It Up’. I am amazed that people still go into meetings, pitches or training unprepared or with little or no skills in this…

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Train The Trainer - Spice Up Your Training and Meetings Boardroom

7 Presentation Myths That Need to Die

Presentation Skills Myths You may have been to many public speaking courses over the years and received some great advice. Getting tips and advice from other professionals is a fantastic way to grow your knowledge and skill base but what about all the advice that hasn’t serviced you well? Here are a few presentation myths that if used on the…

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When a speaker cancels at the last minute

Presentation Skills - what would you do?  I used to always joke that I hoped a speaker cancels at the last minute so I can jump up and say 'I'm ready, pick me' but when it happens Oh My Goodness. On Monday night about an hour before our big launch one of the 6 speakers  decides after 2 months of…

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Valentines Day is nearly here!! Noooo

Business Planning - How Early is too Early Wow, it's January 8th, everyone is still recovering from  the Christmas and New Year celebrations and there on the radio some business is talking about Valentines Day.  Noooo!!! please let me recover from Christmas were my first thoughts but then another thought entered my head.  I am on holidays until February 1st, then…

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