Presentation Effectiveness

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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Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

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September 22, 2017
Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

Tweet When it comes to listening, most people are only proficient at half of Merriam-Webster’s definition which is, “to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important, or true.”  I know my colleagues and family members can hear me, however I often discover that they weren’t really listening after the...
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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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