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How do you react if you aren’t being listened to?

If you follow my articles, you’ll have heard me speaking about listening skills. The art of listening is key for good communication. However today I want to talk about what happens when the other person doesn’t appear to be listening to you! It can really throw your confidence and affect your ability to deliver your […]

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How Umming and Erring in a speech can improve your believability.

I came across an interesting paper, while researching an upcoming presentation, called “Exploring Filler Words and Their Impact” by Emily Duvall, Aimee Robbins, Thomas Graham and Scott Divett. It’s a report looking at filler words, their impact on credibility of the speaker and comprehension of the listener. It’s a subject I have always found interesting.

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The three big mistakes made with PowerPoint … and how to avoid them.

Have you sat through a lousy presentation recently? When the speaker literally read his slides out loud to you? I’m old enough to remember when we didn’t have PowerPoint and speakers didn’t use it as a crutch to lean on during their presentations. In fact, my first sales role entailed me turning up to a

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