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Nervous? 5 Tips For Better Public Speaking

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When speaking to a crowd, it's the little things that can set you apart.
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What to Do When Your Execs Are Terrible Public Speakers

What to Do When Your Execs Are Terrible Public Speakers | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We've got a comedy troupe's foolproof plan for helping execs get their corporate messages across, engage attendees, and maintain the energy of the meeting you've worked so long and hard to plan.
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Elevator pitch: Some dos and don'ts (Infographic)

Elevator pitch: Some dos and don'ts (Infographic) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Imagine meeting a potential customer in an elevator. What would you tell them in less than 30 seconds? A great elevator pitch requires conciseness and practice.
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7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch That Gets People to Listen

7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch That Gets People to Listen | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Brevity is the soul of wit and about all the typical attention span will tolerate.
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26 Insecurity Signals And The Simple Behavior Changes To Fix Them

26 Insecurity Signals And The Simple Behavior Changes To Fix Them | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
There are lots of body language signals that tell others you aren't totally confident, but they're surprisingly easy to spot and correct.
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5 Creative Principles for Remarkable Presentations

Every time I ask the question “what’s the most difficult part of writing a speech?” the answer is always the same. STARTING. Writing a presentation is inherent…

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 21, 2:08 PM

A beautiful presentation with carefully selected visuals about the most important principles in designing presentations.

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, August 22, 4:42 AM

Love the tips from slide #23

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 22, 10:26 AM

A very creative design and useful presentation tips.

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New Platform Helps Women Entrepreneurs Master The Art Of The Pitch

New Platform Helps Women Entrepreneurs Master The Art Of The Pitch | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
SheKnows Media is launching The Pitch, an audience-voted video series featuring female founders hoping to launch their businesses.
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Why you should talk to your employees first in a crisis

Why you should talk to your employees first in a crisis | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
To use a musical analogy, 'Show the band your music before raising the curtain.'
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Words Matter: 3 Words To Avoid When Consulting With Subject Matter Experts - eLearning Industry

Words Matter: 3 Words To Avoid When Consulting With Subject Matter Experts - eLearning Industry | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Do you know that words matter? Check 3 words to avoid when Consulting With Subject Matter Experts.
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5 reasons your CEO should be blogging

5 reasons your CEO should be blogging | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Not only can blogging do wonders for a brand — both corporate and personal — it can also help make communicating easier when a crisis arises.
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Why "Being A Good Listener" Is Holding You Back

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We've been taught since preschool to be good listeners, but really connecting with others takes a good deal more.
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10 Phrases to Drop from Your Vocabulary

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Researchers believe that the earliest spoken language was Mayan, which was around 7,000 years ago. Imagine, in 70 centuries, we’ve progressed to, “... and I was like, really?
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How to use stories to influence decision makers

How to use stories to influence decision makers | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Leaders are decision-makers. They have to be. As soon as they walk into the office in the morning, they’re bombarded with decisions that have to be made: ‘Can our business partner sell our product in that new market?

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2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, July 28, 7:40 AM

Didn't you just love it when your parents, grandparents or other extended family would tell stories about "when they were young" it was so different!? Well, why don't you tell a story about other client experiences with prospective clients? Turn your successes into sales today.

Kevin Watson's curator insight, July 31, 9:14 AM

What a great post from my colleagues over at Anecdote. This one is all about influencing decision makers by exposing them to stories outside their own experiences. 

 

As Shawn Callahan points out, "And of the experiences that get noticed, a few are thought about and translated into a story that explains what happened. Over time, these accumulate into a repertoire of experience-based stories. It is this repertoire that guides intuitive decision-making. To influence a decision-maker, you need to change the stories their intuition relies upon."


He then goes on to give us tips for exactly how to do that. What I also love about Shawn's posts is how often then are based on solid research. At the bottom of the post you will find all the citations cited in the article. Yay! So we are talking hard science, not spouting platitudes. We need more of this kind of writing.


Thanks Shawn.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 1, 4:03 PM

What a great post from my colleagues over at Anecdote. This one is all about influencing decision makers by exposing them to stories outside their own experiences. 


As Shawn Callahan points out, "And of the experiences that get noticed, a few are thought about and translated into a story that explains what happened. Over time, these accumulate into a repertoire of experience-based stories. It is this repertoire that guides intuitive decision-making. To influence a decision-maker, you need to change the stories their intuition relies upon."


He then goes on to give us tips for exactly how to do that. What I also love about Shawn's posts is how often then are based on solid research. At the bottom of the post you will find all the citations cited in the article. Yay! So we are talking hard science, not spouting platitudes. We need more of this kind of writing.


Thanks Shawn.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Biz Storytelling Savvy: Tale of A Shoe Salesman and Marketing Visionary

Biz Storytelling Savvy: Tale of A Shoe Salesman and Marketing Visionary | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It started out like any other day in the fall of 1979. In the morning, I would attend classes where I was finishing up my degree in marketing. And in the afternoon, to pay for those classes, I would go to work selling ladies’ shoes at a nearby shoe store with the artless name, Shoeland.   Anyway, little did I know, that on that day, at a job I absolutely hated, that the store manager, Joey Kaswalchezck, (aka Joey K or Joey "buy a vowel") -  a guy who dropped out of high school because "it didn't pay very well" would tell me something tha

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 28, 7:05 PM

What a great story! And it contains timeless wisdom for any business or story professional that goes beyond sales. What's the bottom line for business storytelling? The answer is the key message of provided here. This post is written by my biz story branding colleague Jim Signorelli. It's a quick read so don't hesitate to dig in.


Read it. Keep it. Share the story and where you got it from. You'll be glad you did.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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7 ways to use an elevator pitch

7 ways to use an elevator pitch | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
7 places an elevator pitch can be used to help you win new business.
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How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Picture this: You step into your company's elevator and just as the doors begin to slide shut, the CEO steps inside—and on that 20-second ride to the fifth floor, she wants to know all about...
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Brush Up On Your People Skills, Read a Novel

Brush Up On Your People Skills, Read a Novel | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“I never read fiction,” is a point of pride for many people, along the lines of “I never watch TV.” The implication is that nonfiction is a higher calling, that fiction is a frivolous pastime while nonfiction is a serious education. This has...
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Are storytelling techniques the new social lubricant?

Are storytelling techniques the new social lubricant? | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Is alcohol our ultimate social lubricant? Can we interact without it? Raf Stevens says yes, with the right storytelling techniques. Find out more here:
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Why Building Mystery Can Help Your Business

Why Building Mystery Can Help Your Business | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Despite living in a hyper-connected age, a sense of mystery is more important than ever. Businesses are now tapping into this trend.
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8 questions to guarantee a bulletproof PR plan

8 questions to guarantee a bulletproof PR plan | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, PR professionals have to deal with an array of variables when they launch a campaign. Even so, taking these precautions can make your plan nigh-invulnerable.
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Your Guide To Communicating With Upper Management

Your Guide To Communicating With Upper Management | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Getting what you want from high-level supervisors is tricky, but you can boost your odds with these tactics.
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5 quotes that highlight the power of storytelling

5 quotes that highlight the power of storytelling | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
These sayings from various narrative experts can inspire you in your brand journalism and content marketing efforts.
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How to Tell a Great Story - The Art of Charm

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Knowing how to tell a great story is something everyone can learn to do. Here's how to harness your inner storyteller and be the life of any conversation!
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New Leader Tuesday—Learning from Your Communication Mistakes | Management Excellence by Art Petty

New Leader Tuesday—Learning from Your Communication Mistakes | Management Excellence by Art Petty | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Your ability to communicate with others…to appeal to their hearts and minds and engage their energy in pursuit of common goals is what your role is all about.
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5 simple ways to improve your business stories

5 simple ways to improve your business stories | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Good business storytelling doesn't have to be difficult or complicated. Here is a handy checklist with 5 easy ways to improve your business stories.
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Management 101: Connecting With Employees Beyond Their Job Description

Management 101: Connecting With Employees Beyond Their Job Description | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“Think back to grade school, high school, college, or your past jobs; I want you to think of the teacher or manager that during this period had an impact on y

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