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Real Business - Keynote speaking: Tips for improving your skills

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Speaking in public can be hugely stressful, but there are techniques to relax and become an expert keynote speaker.
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The Unbelievable Origin Of ‘Piss Poor’ And Other Sayings From A Simpler Time

The Unbelievable Origin Of ‘Piss Poor’ And Other Sayings From A Simpler Time | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We can learn a lot about ourselves by looking to the past. History not only provides us with a nostalgic glimpse at how things used to be — like with these classic childhood toys — but its lessons can still teach us things today. So when I spotted this look at how life “way back when” has shaped our moder
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How To Communicate Value Beyond Describing Features And Benefits | The Story of Telling

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10 Alternative ways to communicate value beyond describing product features and benefits.

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10 Minutes is All we Have

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“Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” [Susan Sontag] The more attention we pay to something, the longer we retain that information in our brain. How much detail we are able to recall depends on the influence of a select few things. This is important, we want our message to come through and we'd like people to remember it, especially when they're selecting a product, service, or organization. But before we get to that, how long are we able to pay attention to something before our mind starts wondering? Ten minutes is a good guess. 

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How Do You Respond to Your Best Employees' Mistakes? Next Time, Try Doing This

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How Do You Respond to Your Best Employees' Mistakes? Next Time, Try Doing This

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Keys To Improving Leadership Communication 

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As a leader, great communication is critical not just to provide details about the mission and vision of what you are trying to accomplish, but also to motivate, inspire and manage relationships to move people in a desired direction. 

 

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The 1 Skill Warren Buffett Says Will Raise Your Value by 50 Percent

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Billionaire Warren Buffett told business students that this is the most valuable skill they can learn.
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6 Ways Managers Should Prepare for a Meeting

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We’ve all been at meetings where a rambles disjointedly, jumping from one thought to another, as others around the table look at each other puzzled and roll their eyes. That’s what can happen when you show up unprepared, and your image takes a hit.



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Public Speaking Advice: 6 of the best from Carmine Gallo

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Public speaking advice from one of my personal favourite communication coaches. These 6 articles by Carmine Gallo will help you with your presentations.
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Communication: What You May Be Doing Wrong Without Even Realizing

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The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read - RyanHoliday.net

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After the response to this recent LifeHacker piece, I thought I would explain the system I use to take notes, research books and keep track of anecdotes, stories and info I come across in my work. This isn’t the perfect system. It might not work for you. All I can say is that since learning it about 7 …
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How to deal with Negative Feedback

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No one likes negative feedback.
And it takes a lot of maturity, positivity and experience to handle these situations.

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Why Steve Jobs Was The Ultimate Communicator

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Video Image via CrunchBase By TJ Walker and Mike Bako The announcement of Steve Jobs' death has certainly shined a light on his brilliant career as an innovator at Apple. What it also shines a light on is his amazing skills as a presenter and speaker. What lessons can be learned from Jobs that [...]
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How to Give Feedback That Builds Trust in a Relationship

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Giving feedback to someone is a "moment of trust" - an opportunity to either build or erode trust in the relationship. If you deliver the feedback with competence and care, the level of trust in your relationship can leap forward. Fumble the opportunity and you can expect to lose trust and confidence in your leadership.…
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President Obama - A Farewell Speech Full of Lessons for Public Speakers

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President Obama's farewell speech is full of valuable lessons for aspiring public speakers and everyone who has to present.
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5 Steps To Creating A Powerful Value Proposition

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If you’ve been in B2B marketing or sales for the last few years, you’ve definitely noticed some changes – longer and more complex sales cycles, more buyers involved in the decision making p…

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Some Things I’ve Written To Myself About Writing – Personal Growth – Medium

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Here is everything I wrote to myself about writing last year. Word for word from my note book (with a few added headers to break things up a bit). Grammarly is an proofreader which helps you correct…
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Criticism Is Not Feedback | #LEARNing2LEARN #Coaching #ModernEDU

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Are You Open to Feedback?

Some people avoid feedback like the plague. They think that if they don’t know their flaws, they don’t have any. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that these folks make the same mistakes over and over again. Other people evade constructive feedback by surrounding themselves with yes people. They’d rather receive confirmation of their own ideas than be challenged by opposing views. While that might do wonders for their ego, it does little to advance their cause. The fact is, surrounding yourself with yes people is like talking to yourself.

Feedback should be welcomed rather than feared.

 


 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 9, 11:30 AM
Are You Open to Feedback?

Some people avoid feedback like the plague. They think that if they don’t know their flaws, they don’t have any. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that these folks make the same mistakes over and over again. Other people evade constructive feedback by surrounding themselves with yes people. They’d rather receive confirmation of their own ideas than be challenged by opposing views. While that might do wonders for their ego, it does little to advance their cause. The fact is, surrounding yourself with yes people is like talking to yourself.

Feedback should be welcomed rather than feared.

 

In fact, we should thank folks who make the effort to nurture us with their valuable input –– even if it hurts at times. How do you expect to become a better person if you don’t know where to begin? The truth is, practice doesn’t make perfect if you’re doing it wrong. Feedback enables us to learn about our shortcomings and take corrective action. Don’t bury your head…nourish it. That’s how excellence is born.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=feedback

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism

 

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Communicating in challenging situations

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Have you experienced any form of tension or difficult communication over the holiday period? If so, this post is for you! Let me tell you that of course, difficult, tense conversations are a comple…

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I'm always an open book to learn and these tips are spot on! 

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How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Tips from the Pros

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Tips from the Pros | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Like most people, at one time in my life I was terrified of public speaking. I remember one moment particularly clearly. My classmates were waiting for me to read a paper I’d written—an experience, I’m sure, many remember from high school and college. 

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Fear can be a terrifying, all-consuming emotion—but so can many others. Speaking about something you’re passionate about can help drive the fear into a corner where it’s manageable. 

Remember that Gandhi example above? His fear was so severe that he struggled to even get out a few sentences in his younger years. What finally motivated him to overcome his fears of public speaking was the fact that he found something greater than himself that he felt he had to advocate—seeing India as an independent nation. 

 When you’re passionate about something, you’ve likely got a lot of facts down already, since you’ve probably done a lot of research on your own. Moreover, finding a topic you’re passionate about will make you more comfortable speaking on it.
 
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How Storytelling Can Shape the Corporate Brand and Culture

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Technology has transformed our world into a data-obsessive circus where information is unbelievably accessible, connectivity is constant, and unpredictable events always surprise and engulf us. Call…
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These Are the Social Media Myths We Need to Stop Circulating…Now

These Are the Social Media Myths We Need to Stop Circulating…Now | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Social media is a beautiful thing. It connects people together who may never have had the chance to speak before. It gives people a voice who might never have had a platform. When it comes to…
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How to Start Telling Stories

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The non-profits that I work with on storytelling and communications tend to be in very different places. Some have been telling stories for years and want to refine their techniques. Others are jus…

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Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening | The Art of Manliness

Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening | The Art of Manliness | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Improve your listening with these 15 tips from a communications expert.
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donhornsby's curator insight, December 22, 2016 4:51 PM
Avoid faking attention and pretending to listen 

The unique challenge that comes with learning to listen well is that we now know how to fake it. But when someone thinks you were paying attention but in reality you weren’t, you are inviting trouble. If the speaker notices, you are insulting him/her. If you are asked to respond in some way, then you will be caught unawares and will most likely suffer embarrassment. And even if you can get away with it, you are gaining nothing except the reinforcement of bad habits.
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7 Times When You Should Just Say Thank You, But Don't

7 Times When You Should Just Say Thank You, But Don't | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
I don't say "Thank You" as often as I should and I doubt I'm the only one. Here are 7 common situations when you should say thank you, but don't.
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donhornsby's curator insight, December 22, 2016 5:15 PM
Say thank you, more often.