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10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both.
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"Here are 10 techniques that are guaranteed to earn you more attention without losing any of your professional credibility." . . .

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The World Champion of Public Speaking Breaks Down His Winning Speech, from Word Choice to Body Language

The World Champion of Public Speaking Breaks Down His Winning Speech, from Word Choice to Body Language | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

" . . . Manoj Vasudevan became the 2017 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking."

"Vasudevan, an Indian entrepreneur and management consultant living in Singapore, survived a six-month-long competition with more than 30,000 competitors.

"He and nine other finalists competed for the championship title in Toastmasters' annual convention, which hosts the world's largest competition of its kind. This year's event was held in Vancouver.

"Vasudevan's winning speech is titled "Pull Less, Bend More," and you can watch it in its entirety here."

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Here’s Why You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice

Here’s Why You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Do recordings of your voice not sound the way you think your voice sounds? Here's why.
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"If you've ever had someone record you speaking, it's hard to not notice how different you sound in the recording.

 

"We brought in William H. Shapiro, an audiologist and a clinical associate professor from NYU Langone, to tell us why we cringe when listening to recordings of ourselves."

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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Reviews have highly praised Bovee & Thill's coverage of business presentations. The first authors to cover social media and electronic communication, including mobile communication, they continue to be far ahead of all other texts with their cutting-edge coverage.

 

Visit this page today to conveniently order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:35 PM

Bovee & Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of social media and electronic communication. The first authors to cover these topics, including mobile communication, they continue to be far ahead of all other texts with their cutting-edge coverage.

 

Visit this page today to conveniently order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:20 PM

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Bovee & Thill provide the latest information in their texts about writing a resume for the digital age. Students will learn about creating a personal brand and an e-portfolio. They'll also see examples of an infographic resume, multimedia resume, social media resume, as well as traditional resumes.

 

Visit this page today to order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.

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An Analysis of 700 Presentations Revealed That Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive

An Analysis of 700 Presentations Revealed That Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Messages that included well-crafted stories were 35 percent more persuasive than the average communication.
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Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, April 27, 12:53 PM

 

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.

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A CEO Explains How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

A CEO Explains How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Speaking engagements are too important to avoid out of fear.
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"Since the publication of my LinkedIn post on speaking and deepening audience engagement, I  have heard back from a few people who basically said, "All this is well and good, but how can I deepen audience engagement when I have such a fear of public speaking?"

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The Head of TED Says This Is the First Thing You Should Do When Public Speaking

The Head of TED Says This Is the First Thing You Should Do When Public Speaking | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

As the head curator for TED, the global nonprofit famous for its insightful talks, Chris Anderson knows a thing or two about what a successful TED talk looks like."

 

And all the best ones, he says, begin with ..."

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, March 26, 6:35 PM

 

As the head curator for TED, the global nonprofit famous for its insightful talks, Chris Anderson knows a thing or two about what a successful TED talk looks like."

 

And all the best ones, he says, begin with ..."

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How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That's one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill."

 


Via The Learning Factor, Rosário Durão
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"But how specifically does emotional intelligence help us with our daily tasks? Here are three tips to make sure your next presentation is emotionally intelligent: . . . "

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 29, 2016 8:45 PM
Any Tech Coach worth her salt knows that all good teaching is relational, which invariably involves an emotional connection.
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The Learning Factor's insight: View your presentation from your audience's perspective instead of your own.
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Presentation Tips For Delivering an Amazing Webinar

Presentation Tips For Delivering an Amazing Webinar | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Understand the presentation secrets to creating engaging webinars that will have your audience glued to their screens. These webinar presentation tips will help

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"Understand the presentation secrets to creating engaging webinars that will have your audience glued to their screens. These webinar presentation tips will help."

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 2016 11:24 AM

Basic tips for better webinar presentations.

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Extremely good...!!
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The 5 Most Common Public Speaking Myths

The 5 Most Common Public Speaking Myths | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Some of the world's best public speakers offer encouraging insight.
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"Statistics suggest it's likely you know the feeling of being in front of an audience with your heart racing, your mouth dry, and your palms drenched in sweat." . . .

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12 Public Speaking Habits to Avoid at All Costs

12 Public Speaking Habits to Avoid at All Costs | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Bad habits occur daily in the workplace by presenters who are otherwise smart, accomplished professionals.
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"Public speaking is hard enough without shooting yourself in the foot with simple mistakes.


Here are 12 bad public speaking habits to avoid."

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This Advice Will Transform the Way People Give Presentations

This Advice Will Transform the Way People Give Presentations | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
You'll never look at public speaking the same way again.
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“Stories are the way our teams get excited, aligned, and rallied around the same goal,” says long-time IDEO Project Lead Nicole Kahn.


“But more importantly, we know that our employees don’t live on with our clients without a good story attached to them. This is something we wanted to shift — to ensure that all of our employees would also see themselves as storytellers.”

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A Glimpse of What You Should Be Teaching about Mobile Business Communication and Business Presentations

A Glimpse of What You Should Be Teaching Your Students about Mobile Business Communication and Business Presentations.

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The 15 Most Common Presentation Mistakes

The 15 Most Common Presentation Mistakes | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

How not to look like an amateur in front of an audience.

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If a person is not entirely comfortable speaking in public, then giving a PowerPoint in front of colleagues or clients can be a great source of anxiety.


And if a person is not confident in creating a slideshow, the final product can make the person seem like a real amateur.

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Super Communication: Ten Must-See TED Talks That Will Show You How to Make Your Audience Take Action

Super Communication: Ten Must-See TED Talks That Will Show You How to Make Your Audience Take Action | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Here are 10 TED Talks that clearly qualify as ideas worth spreading. I invite you to listen, learn, and share the following presentations that will inspire you give better presentations and to take positive actions right now."

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"As an entrepreneur, and especially as a communicator, it is worth your while to hone the ability to 'talk like TED' regardless of where you present." . . .

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Seven Quick Exercises That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker

Seven Quick Exercises That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Try explaining your idea to a kid.
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"Of course, stronger business ideas naturally lend themselves to more convincing pitches than their weaker counterparts, but there's only so much you can do to perfect your business plan.

"The real key to a successful pitch is delivering it in a personable, compelling, and effective way, and that requires strong public speaking skills.

"If you're trying to perfect your pitch, try these seven public speaking exercises to help you get there."

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Finding the Perfect Fit: Which Bovée & Thill Text Is Right for Your Class?

Finding the Perfect Fit: Which Bovée & Thill Text Is Right for Your Class? | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Learn more about the leading business communication textbooks in the field.


Obtain a wealth of complimentary business communication classroom resources.

 

Order examination copies of Bovee & Thill textbooks.


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Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the right answer to an organization’s problem. We’d craft an intricate presentation, perfecting it right up until minutes or hours before a client meeting, and then we’d triumphantly enter the room with a thick stack of hard copy PowerPoint slides, often still warm from the printer."

 

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Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things

Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things

 

Want people who hear you speak to remember you long after your presentation is over? Follow my top five rules for success.

 

You're standing at a podium. In front of you is a crowd of friends, peers, and co-workers. Sitting. Staring at you.

 

Your presentation is about to begin.

 

Will your presentation wow the crowd?

 

Or will your presentation be background noise for attendees as they look at their smartphones and laptops?


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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"I've done about 40 presentations at conferences around the globe. I've given presentations to crowds of 300 people and audiences of more than 2,500.

 

"When I started giving presentations, I was pretty terrible.

In fact, for a long time I fell victim to the worst speaking mistake possible: kicking off my presentation by introducing myself. Sorry, but nobody who pays to attend an event really wants to hear you talking about how awesome you are.

 

"Today I'm consistently rated among the top one or two speakers at the events where I'm invited to speak."

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Want people who hear you speak to remember you long after your presentation is over? Follow my top five rules for success.

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Four Essential Body Language Tips from a World Champion Public Speaker

Four Essential Body Language Tips from a World Champion Public Speaker | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
A great presentation takes more than smart preparation and execution of verbal skills. Body language is just as important, and the 2014 Toastmasters International world champion of public speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi reveals his four best tips.
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For Better Presentations, Start with a Villain

For Better Presentations, Start with a Villain | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Then add a victim. Then be the hero.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Many executives start presentations about products or initiatives with a vague theme statement, often expressed with as much pith as a puff of smoke: 'We have a new focus on customer satisfaction,' or 'Our current strategic goals are execution and innovation.' But this approach is not only lacking but lackluster."

 

"Instead of starting with theme, you can make your story more compelling by focusing on its three main actors: the villain, the victim, and the hero."

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A Master Class in Presentation Skills

A Master Class in Presentation Skills | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"This is a what a presentation can and should look like."

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Stand. Be present. Know your content. Deliver it. Make it memorable.


"It's not simple to do. Clearly, this is something that the speaker in this video has been working on, but look at how seamlessly he delivers.


"Watch his body language, his choice of words and how he structures his presentation to move the audience along. He provides familiarity, empathy and sense of immediacy to his content. It's stunning."

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5 Video Tutorials To Help You Create Beautiful Presentations

5 Video Tutorials To Help You Create Beautiful Presentations | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of 5 video design tutorials with step-by-step instructions that will help you create beautiful presentations.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, September 10, 2015 12:19 AM


Presentations can make or break any pitch for new business or business finance, so it is really important, that your presentations really sing. As most business owners do not possess the skills to create a beautiful presentation, they often fall far short of what is ideal, in handling important business situations. To improve, a business owner must either outsource, or develop their own skills. Those looking to develop their own skills, will find these 5 video tutorials a great starting point.

Guillermo Meza's curator insight, September 10, 2015 10:11 AM

5 Video Tutorials To Help You Create Beautiful Presentations

Bettina Thompson's curator insight, November 3, 2015 4:47 PM

Video is such a powerful medium.  Using video correctly for your brand, and in a manner your customers enjoy, can yield powerful engagement in your market and beyond...

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10 Public Speaking Tips Every Professional Should Know

10 Public Speaking Tips Every Professional Should Know | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
If you present effectively, not only does your audience gain information, but you look good.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"The ability to make an effective presentation is an important business skill. As a presenter, you need to get your point across. And if you do so effectively, not only does your audience gain information, but you look good." . . .

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Are You Going to Adopt a Modern "Essentials" Textbook?


Are you going to adopt a modern “Essentials” textbook with extensive integration of mobile communication in every chapter, or are you going to saddle your students with a commonly adopted “Essentials” text that is stuck in the last decade?


Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's insight:


Because of complacency and a lack of knowledge about the topic, most business communication textbook authors are ignoring the mobile revolution. In fact, they’re pretending that it doesn’t even exist.


In light of these facts, are your students being served well? There is one team that’s always on the cutting edge: Bovee and Thill. The fact they are the only business communication textbook authors currently writing about mobile tells you everything you need to know about which author team conscientiously revises its books and keeps them current. (Bovee and Thill were also the first authors to discuss social media and digital communication in their texts.)


Adopt the only modern "Essentials" text: Business Communications Essentials by Bovee and Thill.


See how your text compares to Business Communication Essentials with this interactive checklist.



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How to Avoid the 10 Deadliest Presentation Mistakes

How to Avoid the 10 Deadliest Presentation Mistakes | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Most of the little things that ruin presentations can be avoided. Here's how.
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"For some, public speaking is an opportunity to shine. For others, it's their worst nightmare come true.


Wherever you fall on the spectrum, knowing these 10 common presentation mistakes — and how to fix them before they happen — can mean the difference between a presentation that's a career maker or a career breaker." . . .

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