On a recent business trip, I happened to be sitting next to a woman on the plane who was furiously working on a PowerPoint presentation that she had to present at an important scientific conference in a few days. She was really nervous about making this presentation for three reasons: She … [Read more...] about 5 Strategies for Speaking in a Difficult Situation
Fear of talking on the phone can cause your profit prospects to dissolve right before your eyes. It prevents you from building the types of relationships that can result in long-term benefits to your bottom line. So what is a person to do to move beyond fear of talking on the phone to a place of … [Read more...] about Does Your Business Phone Weigh 1000 Pounds?
No matter how well crafted a speech or any other type of message may be, and no matter how good you may be at handling speaking jitters, effective presentation skills are absolutely key to gaining and retaining the eager attention of the person or people to whom you are speaking. This advice … [Read more...] about Effective Presentation Skills for Fun and Profit
Do you ever feel so tired of talking that, by the end of the day, you don't want to say even one more word? If your work involves using your voice a lot (meeting with clients or customers, talking on the phone, making presentations, etc.), you may run into problems with vocal fatigue. Vocal … [Read more...] about Is Vocal Fatigue Affecting the Reliability of Your Voice?
It may surprise you to learn that being a little nervous before giving any type of speech, presentation or performance, can be a very good thing (assuming you don't get into panic mode, which requires more serious assistance than can be provided in this blog post). Being nervous means that you … [Read more...] about Some Good Reasons to Be Nervous before Speaking
I have a theory about gremlins. My theory is that all hardware and software come with gremlins, and that these gremlins like to come out to play with us during the following four situations: When we are learning something new; When we are in a hurry; When it's really important; and … [Read more...] about YIKES! The Gremlins Have Struck Again!