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Archive for February, 2014

Did You Know that Audiences Can Pick Out Inauthentic Speakers – Even If You’re Not Pinocchio?

by Kelly Vandever

The moment I saw the latest, GEICO commercial, “Did You Know Pinocchio Was a Bad Motivational Speaker,” I started formulating this post!

If you haven’t seen the commercial yet, watch the video below.

 

Audiences Can Sense Inauthentic Speakers
My contention is that audiences pick up on inauthentic speakers.  Disingenuous speakers leak out signals through their body language even if those signs are more subtly than Pinocchio’s growing nose.  And audiences, either through years of experience or human …

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How to Craft Stories within Your Business Presentations – Use the Hero’s Journey Framework

by Kelly Vandever

 

 

“I know a story would work great but I’m just having trouble getting started.”

These words came from a young, eager sales professional who was in the midst of preparing a presentation.

He knew purposefully crafting a story would be beneficial to him, both as a presenter and as a sales professional, because…

Stories capture an audience’s attention

Stories help audience members see their own challenges within the stories of others making the experience more personal

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Stop Wasting My Time: What Executives Really Think about Your Presentation – Guest Tyler Jones of Carmichael Consulting Solutions

by Kelly Vandever
Stop Wasting My Time:  What Executives Really Think about Your Presentation
Speaking Practically’s Kelly Vandever interviews executives to find out what they really think about your business presentations.  Listen and learn how you can better present to the executives, prospects and customers in your world!
This session’s guest is Tyler Jones, owner of Carmichael Consulting Solutions
Learn more about this guest at www.linkedin.com/in/tylerhjones.

Click here to learn more about Carmichael Consulting Solutions.


Need Help Presenting to Executives?
If you need help presenting internally within your …

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