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The Best of TED: 5 Public Speaking Lessons From 30 Years Of Spreading Ideas

The Best of TED: 5 Public Speaking Lessons From 30 Years Of Spreading Ideas | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
After analyzing hundreds of hours worth of TED Talks, author Carmine Gallo has gleaned some great tips for any public speaker who wants to present...
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How To Improve Your Leadership Presence

How To Improve Your Leadership Presence | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Great leaders must remain authentic.

 

That’s the most important thing to establishing a real presence as a leader, because people are very good at spotting fakeness.  There are certain people that whenever they talk, no matter what they’re saying, everyone listens. We all know someone like this. People respect their opinions, because they have proven themselves. So how can leaders establish and increase their leadership presence?


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A 28-Day Training Plan for Becoming a Better Writer

A 28-Day Training Plan for Becoming a Better Writer | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Want to become a better writer? Here's a 28 day guide to help you get started!

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4 Common Vocal Mistakes Leaders Make

4 Common Vocal Mistakes Leaders Make | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Turn down the upspeak, add verbal punctuation and listen. You can command a room like a leader by simply adjusting your tone of voice.
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donhornsby's curator insight, October 1, 8:53 AM

(From the article): When preparing for a presentation, think about how you want the listener to feel. Do you want to arouse passion? Express anger? Display gratitude? Tap into that emotion--record yourself giving your speech, then play it back and see if it conveys the emotion you wanted it to. Chances are you’ll find yourself making some of these speech errors.

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Why You Should Keep A Body-Language Diary

Why You Should Keep A Body-Language Diary | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When you start keeping track of your body language you'll realize how much it influences everything else.
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How To Develop Your Writing - Developing Your Voice As A Writer

How To Develop Your Writing - Developing Your Voice As A Writer | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
There are certain basics of which every writer should be aware. Poor spelling, bad grammar, improper punctuation, and a slipshod or sloppy presentation can derail any well thought out article. It stands to reason that improving these building blocks of writing will improve the overall quality of your product.

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5 Presentation Tips From the World Champion of Public Speaking

5 Presentation Tips From the World Champion of Public Speaking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Here's how you can get over your anxiety over speaking in front of a group of people -- and make a lasting impression.
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The 7 Habits of Seriously Effective Communication Pros

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These folks, while sometimes underappreciated, forge the links and tell the stories.
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5 Tips To Help You Write An Effective Online Press Release

5 Tips To Help You Write An Effective Online Press Release | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
With the ability to instantly publish a press release online, the world of PR has changed. Press releases now have the power to both attract media attention ...
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how to connect with an audience

I was working with some brilliant Grads at a global investment bank last week. Paolo was as handsome, charismatic and imposing a 22 year old as you’re ever likely to meet. He was a technically skilled speaker- He had a point, he […]
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The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager | LinkedIn

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager | LinkedIn | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

To three highly effective and successful executives, a boring, often-overlooked ability is one of the most vital skills you can have as a manager — the ability to write.

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How to Present to a Small Audience

How to Present to a Small Audience | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

When preparing for a seated presentation, certain tools like a lectern, projector, or microphone may not be readily available, as they might if you were presenting in front of the room. Shift your focus by asking yourself these six questions:

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Great Leadership: How to Connect with An Audience—It’s One of Your Most Important Leadership Skills

Perhaps the biggest public speaking mistake emerging leaders make is to focus on delivering information. But a leader never gives a speech to convey content. Instead, the aim should be to influence—and often activate—listeners.

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The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

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Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 18, 6:57 AM

(From the article): If you discover you have a particular problem with one or two of the gestures on the list, practice by yourself with a mirror or with a friend who can remind you every time you do it, until you become aware of the bad habit yourself.

 

Can you recall a time someone’s body language made you uncomfortable? Are there any other body language blunders you would add? I’d love to hear your anecdotes and ideas in the comments below.

Javier Santana's curator insight, August 20, 10:34 AM

Los 15 errores más grandes de tu lenguaje corporalque debes tener en cuenta.

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The Chemistry of Connection | LinkedIn

The Chemistry of Connection | LinkedIn | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Researchers at Harvard have identified the three ingredients that can give a conversation, a presentation, even a negotiation, a personal touch.

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6 Body Language Lessons From Famous Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Sometimes the most important message you convey is the one you don't speak out loud. Check out how these founders use smart body language to their advantage. Related Links Links: Then and Now: How Long It Takes to Get to a $1 Billion Valuation
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15 People Who Are Taking Networking To A New Level

15 People Who Are Taking Networking To A New Level | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Meet the Superconnectors: How the new mavens of networking are playing a different and more generous game.
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To Build Influence, Master How You Enter a Room

To Build Influence, Master How You Enter a Room | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
And make sure you have something interesting to say.
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Pierre Galeon's curator insight, September 28, 4:45 AM

one basic element of personal brand equity!

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How To Develop Your Speaking Voice: Exercises to Help Your Enunciation

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Learning to speak well is an essential skill if you wish to be a performer unless, of course, you dream of following in the slippers of Marcel Marceau, the famous French mime. Anyone who wishes to pursue a career on stage, or in front of a class, would do well to learn how to use their basic instrument - their voice.

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4 Ways to Signal Power

Here's how to master the unconscious cues that tell others you're a leader as soon as you walk into the room.
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Do You Know The Secret Sauce That Turns Stories Into Magic? | Write to Done

Do You Know The Secret Sauce That Turns Stories Into Magic? | Write to Done | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
What if you were told about a secret sauce that turns stories into magic? Here, finally, is the the recipe using conflict in storytelling.

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Web Writing Tips for Better Blogposts and Social Media Posts

Web Writing Tips for Better Blogposts and Social Media Posts | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A collection of advice and web writing tips for crafting better web copy for blogs and social media.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 29, 8:42 AM
“Enjoy what you do! Your content shines brighter when you’re shining, too. :)” @KevanLee
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What Music Can Teach Public Speakers About Connecting With Audiences

What Music Can Teach Public Speakers About Connecting With Audiences | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
What came first: music or the spoken word? I'd say that it would be tough call but they probably both showed up at about the same time. What this means is that we've been living with music for at l...
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The Secret To Delivering A Great Speech: Keep It Simple!

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Let's face it, creating and delivering a memorable speech requires a great deal of effort. It sure seems as though if we're going to take the time to do this, we may as well try to make the greates...
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Presentation Zen: 7 things good communicators must not do

Presentation Zen: 7 things good communicators must not do | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
In this simple but informative TED Talk, Julian Treasure offers up seven things that effective communicators must exclude from speech. This list of seven is a kind of "bad habits to avoid" list. They are not the only elements that...
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Presentation Design Secrets

Check out the Compilation of proven tips, techniques, and best practices that can help you create Killer Presentations.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 18, 3:03 PM

12 proven tips for making better presentations. The slideshow is suitable for watching and discussing with students.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 19, 12:16 AM

i love this clear, clean presentation, especially the slide about colours.