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5 Spots Opened Up – Finding Story Workshop Oct 11, San Francisco

Speechless is excited to invite you to our Finding Story workshop this October 11th, 2016. It will be a four hour session that will introduce you to how Speechless can work for your organizational goals around storytelling. Come experience what one client said “…was honestly the most beneficial speech training workshop I have ever taken and the most fun, by far!” Space is limited to twenty attendees by invitation only. WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9am-1pm WHERE: 55 Hawthorne St., San Francisco — Make-a-Wish, Suite #800...

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What The Heck Should I Do with My Hands?

by Terry Gault This question often comes up in my conversations with clients. Speaking in front of a group of people, it’s easy to feel exposed and self-conscious—which tends to exacerbate any anxiety we may feel about how we represent ourselves or how we feel about the strength of our content. The main goal is learning to be self-aware (so that we know how we are representing ourselves) and can make choices in the moment....

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Five Practices To Prepare For Your Next Presentation

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tim Zonca, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Jive Software Recently my team and I were preparing to deliver a series of keynote presentations on a big stage, under a cascade of lights, on a screen that dwarfs most movie theatre screens and in front of an audience that included hundreds of our colleagues and coworkers. Frankly, I love presenting in settings like this. I feel at home, safe...

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Speaking Quickly is KILLING Your Power

by Terry Gault Ramit Sethi shares his view (which aligns with ours) about speaking too quickly: “You can almost guess how old someone is by how fast they talk.  It’s a HUGE red flag when you are trying to communicate and convey experience …”  He is the author of the NYT bestseller, “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” and studied technology/psychology at Stanford. You’ll see the before and after results.  After a little bit of...

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10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking

by Terry Gault Having coached clients on presentation skills since 1997, I’ve noticed some clear patterns in the behavior of inexperienced presenters. The list follows with detailed explanations below. I’ve included suggestions on how to be more effective. • Using small scale movements and gestures • Speaking with low energy • Playing it safe • Not preparing enough • Not practicing enough • Preparing too much material • Rushing • Data centric presentations • Avoiding...

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6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

We really liked this post from Fast Company by Amber Rae and want to share it with you, our readers.  Enjoy! Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started. It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d both agree that this is one of the...

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Presentation Tips for Audience Mastery

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Victoria Labalme The best presenters are also the best strategists. Of course, they’ve mastered the basics—confidence, eye contact, light humor, excellent and instructional images (that they thoroughly explain), and a focus on a simple and clear message. These basics make a presenter competent. They don’t make her brilliant. Brilliance is a quality reserved for the presenter who really gets inside the heads of her audience members. She...

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Upcoming Workshop Dates

Once a quarter The Henderson Group holds a “By Invitation Only” Complete Communicator and Art of Presentation workshop in San Francisco, led by our VP of Services, Terry Gault.   Complete Communicator June 21-22, 2012 in San Francisco   Art of Presentation May 31-June 1, 2012 in San Francisco   Apply now or Contact us for more information

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