Archive for 2008

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Presentation Skills: Setting The Scene With Warmth

Posted in Presentation skills by Matt

November 28th, 2008

Setting the scene by estalishing a natural, human connection is so important. Here we explain why.

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Handling Conflict at Work

Posted in Leadership by Matt

October 5th, 2008

I remember a time I lost my temper at work. It was 1998, and I was a salesman working at an advertising agency. One of the sales team was bullying everyone else out of leads by declaring that every sector was his, and that every client had been contacted by him in the past. You [...]

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How aroused is your audience?

Posted in Presentation skills by Greg

September 1st, 2008

In Mindwatching – Why we behave the way we do, Hans Eysenck proves that shy or introverted people have higher habitual levels of mental arousal than extroverted or outgoing people, who have a low level of arousal. At first this may seem surprising as shy people are associated with being less excitable, while extroverts are [...]

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Jamie Oliver and Natural Presentation Style

Posted in Presentation skills by Mary

August 4th, 2008

A great article examining the effects of natural style when presenting and communicating, taking a lead from celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver.

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4 Ways To Deal With A Difficult Audience

Posted in Presentation skills by Greg

August 2nd, 2008

Learn how to deal with a difficult audience with our 4 step method

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The Key To Audience Motivation: Pulp Fiction

Posted in Presentation skills by Matt

July 29th, 2008

Motivate your audience to do what you need them to do with this lesson from iconic movie Pulp Fiction!

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Top 6 presentation pitfalls – and what you can do about them!

Posted in Presentation skills by Mary

June 1st, 2008

Research from over 4000 presentations that examines typical presentation pitfalls – and what you can do about them.

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Presentation Nerves – It’s All About Uncertainty

Posted in Presentation skills by Greg

May 13th, 2008

The link between nerves and uncertainty is made clear in this article – includes some tips if you are a nervous presenter.

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A presentation skills tip: be the Google for your audience

Posted in Presentation skills by Mary

April 19th, 2008

Don’t let audiences wade through your information to extract meaning. Instead, be the “Google” for your audience and they will love you for it!

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Enthusiasm Sells – Part 2

Posted in Sales Skills by Matt

January 28th, 2008

One of the most enthusiastic people I know is a bloke called Andy Bell. He’s the Creative Director of Mint Digital and I’m proud to count him as a personal friend too. The thing about Andy is that he loves what he does, and the way he talks is brilliant. You’ll often find Andy smiling [...]

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