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Starting a Speaker Training Program at an Organization

Starting a Speaker Training Program at an Organization

Technical professionals can struggle giving presentations, especially to non-technical audiences. Want a way to make it less difficult? Implement a speaker training program at work. If you’re in learning and development (L&D) and want to implement such a program, here are some thoughts on how and why to make it happen. Steps to Create a Speaker Training Program 1. Identify…

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Improving Your Presentation Skills: Insights from Attending Two Conferences

Improving Your Presentation Skills: Insights from Attending Two Conferences

Yesterday, I had a unique experience attending two conferences just five minutes apart. One featured a pitch competition, and the other focused on technical presentations. Today, I want to share three key observations from these events that can help improve your presentation skills. 1. Pace Yourself and Speak Clearly:During the technical presentations, I noticed that some speakers spoke too quickly,…

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The Power of the Pause during Presentations

The Power of the Pause during Presentations

Are you guilty of peppering your presentations with filler words? Words like “um,” “you know,” “so,” and “like”? If so, it’s time to address this habit. Using excessive filler words can undermine your message and distract your audience. I’ve experienced firsthand how these words can alienate listeners. Take, for instance, the story of my mother, who tuned out of a…

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