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8 Master Strategies For Public Speaking

The best speeches may seem effortless, but they aren’t. Here’s what it takes to make them feel that way. By Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield Your legs wobble as you approach the podium. Your hands tremble as you adjust the microphone. Your head throbs. A wail builds deep inside you and threatens to escape. It’s showtime—and the feelings are primal. Evolutionary biologists tell us that in the presence of a presumed threat, we go into...

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13 Ways You Can Attract Success by Living Life to the Fullest

Read. Ferociously. Everything you can get your hands. Join a book club. Imbibe books about personal development, communication, achievement, biographies, leadership, success, marketing, sales, business, entrepreneurship. You’ll do many things you may regret, but you will never ever regret spending time reading. Good sources of reading lists are Quora, blogs (Google 10 best books for …), Amazon (look for recommendations in categories, popular books with high ratings). Accept uncertainty. This comes from The Seven Spiritual...

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September Art of Prezi Workshop with The Henderson Group

We have a couple of seats left for the Sept. 22-23 Art of Prezi in San Francisco.  We’re also beginning to fill upcoming Art of Prezi workshops.  Please contact Chuck at 415-292-7587 or send us a message at the bottom of this post for more information or to reserve a seat. Art of Prezi with Terry Gault and Summer Thommen in San Francisco, CA. Prezi is quickly becoming the preferred alternative to stale and tedious...

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17 Reasons People Aren’t Listening to You

Do you feel sometimes like you are talking to a brick wall? Perhaps you are guilty of one or more of these offenses. Everyone wants to be heard. Sometimes it can be hard to get people’s attention, or get above the noise. There’s nothing worse than having a conversation with people and feeling like you are the only person involved. If you often feel like you are talking to yourself in conversations and meetings, it’s...

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8 Habits of Highly Accountable People

Often you may be responsible but are you accountable? Here are the ways people will really trust you to get things done. It’s a common story. You end a strategic meeting. There are several initiatives on which everyone agrees are important to complete by the end of the quarter. Everyone at the table says they will contribute to get it all done, but when the end of the quarter arrives very little of the list...

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How to Take Your Presentation to the Next Level

Intro by Terry Gault of The Henderson Group Another blog post on storytelling?!? You bet! Because storytelling is a topic that never gets old, in our estimation. The only point they make in this piece from Inc.com that needs some clarification is bullet 1: “Ask permission before telling a story.” I am not convinced that this is necessary. Asking for permission can backfire in certain settings. If you ask permission (“Can I tell you a...

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7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart? It has increasingly become accepted that emotional intelligence is an important factor in our success and happiness, not only at work, but in our relationships and all areas of our lives. So what sets emotionally intelligent people apart? Here are seven habits that people with high EI have: 1. They Focus on the Positive...

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The “Filler” Word Effect (Part 1 of 2)

by Chuck Kuglen of The Henderson Group I’ve been speaking with (and hopefully soon working with) a newer vendor in the market who uses some interesting call recording technology in their solution. If you’ve ever done any work with The Henderson Group, you’ve probably heard one of us talk about “verbal filler” (in presentation, demo, sales – various components of how you represent yourself). And we too record virtually everything we teach and coach too....

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