Presentation Effectiveness

Do you make a positive first impression every time you deliver a presentation?

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February 26, 2018
Do you make a positive first impression every time you deliver a presentation?

Tweet Reflect on the last major presentation you gave—did you enter the stage or approach the podium walking boldly with confidence?  Were you able to wow the audience within the first thirty seconds?  Did you use non-verbal communication to strengthen your introduction? It’s critical to make a positive first impression before you even begin...
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From a Dale Carnegie Graduate…

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February 26, 2018
From a Dale Carnegie Graduate…

Tweet It’s difficult to put into words the transformations that occur inside a Dale Carnegie Course. Participants describe the experience as “life changing,” “incredible,” “invaluable,” and so much more. Our president, Nancy Covert, asked a recent graduate, Stuart Hall of State Farm Insurance about his experience. Below is how he described his time in...
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Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

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February 13, 2018
Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

Tweet If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, you are not alone.  According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. Dale Carnegie was a stress management pioneer, having published his best-selling book, How to Stop...
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Can you conjure the confidence to conquer anything?

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January 22, 2018
Can you conjure the confidence to conquer anything?

Tweet When was the last time you encountered a high-stakes situation and needed to summon your self-confidence?  Perhaps it was during an interview for a position you really hoped to land or before an important presentation to a large group of people.  Were you able to conjure the confidence within to energize your communication and ultimately...
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Are you able to maintain a positive attitude despite setbacks?

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January 15, 2018
Are you able to maintain a positive attitude despite setbacks?

Tweet Think back to the last major challenge you encountered.  Were you so easily frustrated that the setback prevented you from focusing on a solution?  When something inevitably goes wrong, do you focus on what can be fixed, develop an action plan and rally others to deliver a resolution? Many people struggle to maintain...
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Have you set yourself up for success this year?

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January 4, 2018
Have you set yourself up for success this year?

Tweet Have you set personal and professional goals for the New Year?  Did you take time to reflect on last year’s performance to identify the obstacles that hindered your success?  Perhaps you encountered challenges, so you lost hope and gave up? Dale Carnegie said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who...
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When communicating with others, do you compel them to take action?

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November 13, 2017
When communicating with others, do you compel them to take action?

Tweet Think back to the last time you tried to persuade someone to your way of thinking.  Did you speak with sincerity, confidence and excitement—and use congruent body language?  If not, you’re not alone.  It’s difficult to communicate effectively with verbal and non-verbal congruency unless you’ve learned how to do it.  Most people don’t realize that...
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How do you react to a new challenge?

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October 30, 2017
How do you react to a new challenge?

Tweet When something inevitably goes wrong, are you able to rise to the occasion and put your best foot forward to resolve the problem?  When faced with what appears to be an insurmountable challenge, do you rally your team and compel them to take action?  The ability to minimize stress and maximize a positive attitude...
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What happens the first time you meet someone?

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October 23, 2017
What happens the first time you meet someone?

Tweet Communicating confidently is important to succeed in any line of business—especially when meeting someone for the first time, yet many are uncomfortable talking to unfamiliar faces. Think back to the last time you introduced yourself, perhaps in a meeting or at a networking event.  Did you look new faces in the eyes as...
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Are people retaining the message you’re communicating?

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October 9, 2017
Are people retaining the message you’re communicating?

Tweet In today’s face-paced, complex business environment, it’s more important than ever to communicate effectively.  Who do you consider to be the most successful in business?  The people that come to mind most likely approach their work with enthusiasm; communicate with confidence; and both inspire—and empower others around them to succeed.  Lacking any of...
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