Presentation Effectiveness

Five Reasons to Register for Best Companies to Work for Program

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February 22, 2017
Five Reasons to Register for Best Companies to Work for Program

Tweet At Dale Carnegie Training of Birmingham, we thrive on celebrating success!  We applaud last year’s winners of Best Companies to Work for in Alabama program.  If you’re a raving fan of your employer, here are five reasons to consider submitting a nomination for the 2017 Top Workplaces program by March 17th. Awards help...
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The ABCs of Dramatic and Effective Communication

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March 7, 2015
The ABCs of Dramatic and Effective Communication

Tweet Think back to a recent important conversation you had or presentation you viewed. Can you recall at least 50% of the information? Were you focused on the person speaking and listening the entire time? If you answered ‘no,’ do not fret. You are not alone. Human memories are inherently complex because they are...
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Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

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February 11, 2015
Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

Tweet Effective presentation skills are critical for knowledge transfer, lecturing, sales, teaching, training and even personal activities such as serving on the board of a homeowner’s association. The power of a presentation is the key differentiator between success and failure when persuading colleagues, inspiring a team and/or presenting an idea to stakeholders. If you’re...
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Networking Etiquette

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December 16, 2014
Networking Etiquette

Tweet How many times have you entered a room where you didn’t know anyone or stood in the corner waiting for someone to approach while you continually check your phone? Or, in your attempts to conquer your fear, you leap right into a conversation with a group of people, nervously chattering and rambling on...
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5 Strategies for Excellent Presentations

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June 28, 2014
5 Strategies for Excellent Presentations

Tweet Meetings, seminars, quarterly report presentations, and on-site trainings are among the times leadership must step up to the mike and present information. It is often a stressful time for many leaders and managers here in Alabama. Public speaking ranks high in the anxiety department for everyone. Even the most polished presenters are a...
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Four Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Speaking Efforts

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June 3, 2014
Four Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Speaking Efforts

Tweet As great a speaker as he was, Lincoln felt shy for the few opening moments of his many speeches. His law partner, William Herndon, said, “At first he was very awkward, and it seemed a real labor to adjust himself to his surroundings. He struggled for a time under a feeling of apparent diffidence...
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5 Ingredients for Effective Presentations

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April 5, 2014
5 Ingredients for Effective Presentations

Tweet Presentations move businesses and careers in positive directions. They are an important aspect of leadership communication here in Alabama and across the country. The essential skills of informal and formal public speaking are necessary in the boardroom and on the shop floor. Clients, suppliers, general audiences, colleagues and teams offer an array of...
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Engaging Your Audience as a Public Speaker

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March 26, 2014
Engaging Your Audience as a Public Speaker

Tweet Public speaking is a skillful form of communication that requires engaging others so that you can influence them in a meaningful way. The best public speakers tap into this area of presentation early on, getting their audience to interact with every speech. If you find that you tend to bore people in conversations,...
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How to Create Effective Verbal and Visual Communications

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March 22, 2014
How to Create Effective Verbal and Visual Communications

Tweet Human beings see things differently. Some may gain wisdom or knowledge through verbal means, while others learn more successfully through visual means. However, when someone is communicating an idea or a project with others, their success rate will soar if they employ both the verbal and the visuals when leading meetings and making...
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Effective Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Tips

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February 9, 2014
Effective Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Tips

Tweet Almost everyone who’s in the business world will—at one time or another—have to spend time preparing presentations. Presentation skills go hand in hand with public speaking, and both are invaluable skills to have and to nurture throughout one’s career. And while most people are aware that public speaking is the number one fear for...
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