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Concluding Your Talk

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Taking the Stage? Craft a Compelling Conclusion! Recently, I have seen some highly-credentialed and competent business speakers, with great topics, who were well prepared. However, I was disappointed in their presentation wrap-up. They actually had no wrap-up. Tossing off a quick “my-time-is-up- thank-you-for-having-me” to the audience, is not the best way to leave your audiences wanting more of you, wishing to hire you or motivated to buy your products or services. Here are 10 quick…

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Presenting Overseas? Watch your P’s, Q’s and Hand Gestures

By | Cross-Cultural Communication, Powerful Presentation Skills | One Comment

Here are five basic tips to get you started and to ensure that you are well received and welcomed back: 1) Refrain from making typical American gestures anywhere while traveling. The OK sign, the index finger and thumb forming a circle, is an obscene gesture in Brazil, impolite in Greece and in many areas of Russia. In Japan it means money and in France, zero or valueless. The V for victory sign, (palm pointing away…

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Speakers! The Lectern Is Not Your friend!

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Many people use the words lectern and podium interchangeably. There actually is a difference. A lectern is most commonly defined as a slanted stand that serves as a support for a speaker’s notes. It often has a microphone and a light attached. A podium is an elevated platform, as for an orchestra conductor or public speaker. However, because a podium is often requested when someone means lectern, it has become a practice in America, especially, to…

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Attention Executive Women!

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Here are 3 Quick Tips for Presenting Powerfully 1) When speaking in public, stand firmly on two feet. Create a solid foundation for your body, which will make you appear strong. Hitching a hip, wrapping legs around each other, when standing, can cause you to appear tentative and unsure. 2) Take a step with purpose, rather than being rooted to the floor, or walking aimlessly around the podium or stage. To increase energy or shift the…

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Calling All Women Executives and Entrepreneurs!

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Speaking in public? Have a crucial presentation coming up? Not to worry, here are 5 Quick Tips to enhance your success: 1) Are your stilettos too wobbly? Save them for your evening out clubbing. Are your earrings jangly? Wear attire that is flattering to your figure and appropriate for the audience and the occasion. As a speaker/presenter, you should always be more dressed up than your audience. Keep in mind that chandelier earrings can be…

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Radio Interview

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You are invited to listen to an interview featuring Catherine Mowbray-Lorenz. Catherine Mowbray-Lorenz – BisTalk Radio Interview Want to use this blog/article in your next ezine, article or on your website? You can as long as you include this complete blurb with it. International speaker-trainer and cross-cultural communication expert,Catherine Mowbray Lorenz sees the potential in every individual and company. Her expert knowledge and training moves possibility into profit! If you are looking for simple, no-cost…

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