public speaking skills

Are people listening to your voice?

by  Terry Gault Our voice is a very important part of how you speak.  If you are not using your voice effectively, your audience may not be listening. As a trained actor, I spent years learning how to use my voice effectively. Sound and communication expert Julian Treasure, in his talk at TEDGlobal imparts genuine wisdom on what makes an effective speaking voice that will be heard.  

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“Last moment” story shifts how client represents himself at major conference

by Terry Gault of The Henderson Group Nishanth Anil is a Bangalore-based Developer Evangelist at Xamarin, one our clients. Xamarin provides their customers with 3 capabilities for mobile software: Build: A platform for cross-platform mobile application development that delivers native apps and reuse of 70% of code. They promise: “Create native iOS, Android, Mac and Windows apps in C#. Xamarin apps look and feel native because they are.” Test: A cloud-based testing service to ensure...

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Target store manager goes 300 to get team fired up for Black Friday invasion

by Terry Gault This is a fun video that ended up on the web page at Fast Company. A Target store manager gives his team a pep talk before opening the doors to the store moments before the hordes overrun the store for Black Friday sale. While the presentation coach in me was distracted that he had happy feet, I thoroughly admire his chutzpah, spirit of fun, and energy.  

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Upcoming Dates for 2015 Henderson Group Workshops

February 19-20, 2015 – Complete Communicator with Terry Gault San Francisco, CA. Over 95% of the workforce must interact with others in order to do their jobs, and communication skills are the number one factor affecting employee relationships with customers, superiors and colleagues. The Complete Communicator work combines communication techniques in an intense, highly individualized, skills development program. Employees learn to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups, standing before large audiences, and over the phone...

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New Prezi Survey: 70% Say Presentation Skills Are Critical

by Terry Gault Just saw this piece and felt it was worth sharing with our readers.  What’s surprising is that the survey revealed that 20% of respondents would rather lose the respect of colleagues than deliver a presentation.  That’s a sad statistic.  ;-( Seventy percent of employed Americans who give presentations agree that presentation skills are critical to their success at work, according to a new Prezi survey. My first reaction? The other 30% don’t know...

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