Connecting Credibly – Part II of II

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Yesterday’s workshop was fun. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here are my nuggets from it. Stories are powerful. Stories help people feel it. Your audience gets something to relate to. Stories don’t have to be really long either. Key is to tie in the point you are trying to make. Also, tell your stori

Connecting Credibly – Part I of II

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Every presentation has a purpose – you would like your audience to do something about it. It could be - Understand your view point, or Understand the problem at hand, or Adopt your solution or an answer,  or Think about a situation or person or a problem in a different way, or Take your call to

Feel It

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When you feel it in the heart, it shows. It connects.Emotional Connection – charge from inside. I was once talking to a group of teenagers about facing their fear of speaking in front of people. I brought up a story from my own teenage years – when I was once paralyzed by fear of speaking in

Three Lessons for Stick-to-itiveness – Make Your Message Stick

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What if your marketing message is an energizer bunny? What if it just keeps going and going and going … in minds and hearts of the target audience? People would still have that connection at the time of making a buying decision. It maximizes your returns from the time, budget and passion that you

Communication for Credibility – Four Keys

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Communication is so important for all that we do. Is there is a place where you don’t need it? Whether it’s in the family, in my social network, inside the company, with customers, and also while talking with target prospects… communication is required everywhere. I think the key to success

Win-win relationship – Is it a cliché, or an art, or a science?

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Win-win relationships…. win-win situations… win-win agreements… I keep hearing about them all the time. The expression win-win is used and abused so much that it has become kind of a cliché. However fostering relationship that helps everyone involved in it has so much merit and value. Is it a

How do you prepare for a presentation?

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “If you ask me to speak for 30 minutes, I can speak now. If you need to speak for 5 minutes, I need to prepare.” I love his statement. Expressing your thoughts in a limited time is so critical, and also so difficult. I read about extensive preparation that Steve Jobs p

Toastmasters Workshop – Communication and Change

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We had a workshop at our toastmasters club – Paul Revere Toastmasters. The topic was how means of communication has evolved, and what we can or should do to keep our effectiveness. We had three insightful panel speeches from Lou, Joe and Mark. I would love to continue this discussion thread, and s

My Three Incentives for Goals

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I read Steven Lewitt’s Freakonomics about five years ago. It is fun. It’s easy read with a lot of examples and insights that we can use in any personal, social or business situation. One nugget that I have kept from the book is that the incentives are extremely important while trying to understa

Leadership – Do you have, or do you do?

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Don’t we step into a leadership role any time we work as part of a team? I have involved with so many projects, and each of them required coordination among team members. You represent your organization in front of a customer, and you need leadership. When you explain your prospects how your produ

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