Presentation Effectiveness

Profit is Created by the Customer

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January 10, 2012

Tweet Holding profit for salespeople is the same as giving the business a chance to grow. In this economy, many customers want a deal and will go to extremes at times to get what they believe is a great opportunity. In the typical retail environment that involves negotiation, the customer often ends up leaving...
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Quick Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch by Being a Better Communicator

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December 14, 2011

Tweet If you are a sales or business professional looking to make a great first impression, then the elevator pitch should be at the top of your list of communication skills to learn right now. An elevator pitch is essentially a 60-second speech that tells others what you are about to entice them to...
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Be Present in Your Presentation

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November 11, 2011

Tweet You have been there – one of those mandatory presentations where someone stands in front of the group and quotes the numbers and key points of the presentation while they flick through the slides.  You find yourself dozing off while you’re trying to take notes, since you have no interest in what you...
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5 Tips for Staying Organized and On-Task at the Office

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November 3, 2011

Tweet In an environment where companies are short-handed and employees are over-worked and overwhelmed, it is even more important to be sure to be organized and on-task with your job duties.  It is important that you approach your job with deliberate planning to prioritize and find the best working environment to encourage productivity and...
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Be an Influencer on Social Media Networks

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November 2, 2011

Tweet We all know the popularity of social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. With some 800,000 million people worldwide using just Facebook alone (as of this post) it’s apparently clear that social media is here to stay. However, it’s not just a place to network with friends and family members anymore....
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What’s Your Leadership Style?

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July 20, 2011

Tweet Every leader has a different type of style of leadership, which is usually based off personality type and situations or projects.  Based on numerous studies over the years, there are several different types of leadership styles displayed.  Previously, it was believed that there were 3 major leadership styles as laid out in the...
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Embrace Change at Work

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July 8, 2011

Tweet Being creatures of habit, most people do not like changes as a rule.  Once they are settled into their daily routines at work, they like to leave it that way.  “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”  However, sometimes change is necessary to increase efficiency or to accommodate newer technologies or a shift...
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Public Speaking Requires Proper Training

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July 1, 2011

Tweet Public speaking skills are very important to learn and develop no matter what industry you work in. Unfortunately, as valuable as it is, public speaking is not a skill that comes easily for most people. With the proper training and practice, however, you’ll be able to improve your public speaking and presentation skills...
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A Case for Courage

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May 18, 2011

Tweet Who is stopping you from being self-confident and self-reliant right now?  Nobody is stopping you but yourself.  In times like these, it’s more important than it’s ever been to find that inner confidence in order to succeed.  Having courage does not depend on what is happening all around you.  It depends entirely on...
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Protecting the Balance

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May 11, 2011

Tweet No, this isn’t Star Wars or the Karate Kid, where it’s all about balance (whether it’s the Force or martial arts, doesn’t matter). We’re talking about real life here — corporate life. The term ‘life’ is used with a double meaning, though, as when you’re talking about work and income, it’s very important...
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