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What’s So Hard About Making Eye Contact?

Imagine Your Eyes Are In Hammocks… So many people avoid making eye contact in groups, it’s almost an epidemic! Ease with making eye contact is all about relaxing. When you relax, your audience relaxes too. And relaxed people are more receptive to hearing your message. It really is in your best interest to learn how to make gentle, sustained eye

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Self Introductions

The Fine Art Of Self Introduction

So Who On Earth Are You & Why Should We Care? And that Question dear reader, speaks to one of our deepest fears and is the key to the fine art of self introduction. Being able to introduce oneself with ease and memorable panache at a meeting, networking event, professional seminar or party is one of my Top 5 client

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Calm Barometer
Fear & Anxiety

Calm Speaking Nerves With The Calm Barometer

Take The Temperature Of Calm The Calm Barometer is a simple scale from “1” to “10” I’ve developed which you can call on anytime to determine your current level of anxiety versus calm. When we fear or avoid something, our perspective shifts out of true proportion to the actual event. Will you really die or pass out or be laughed

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3 Questions In The Mind of Your Audience

3 Questions In The Mind Of Your Audience

How To Keep Your Audience Listening In every audience’s mind, there are 3 unconscious questions. How well you answer them determines as to whether your audience will keep listening to you. Interestingly, these 3 questions aren’t restricted to an audience evaluating a speaker. Whenever we are introduced to someone new or consider buying a new product, we ask ourselves the

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Body Language

What My Dentist Taught Me About Communication

How To Convey Calm With Body Language True confession. I have panic attacks at the dentist. In fact last time I went I was so embarrassed I didn’t go back for 5 years. Hence my 4 treatment visits this year. Luckily I’m rich. Well, not any more. The thing is, apart from now being the proud owner of immaculate hole-free

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Video Review: How To Use A Paper Towel, by Joe Smith

Ever tried to convince people to change their behaviour? How did that go for you? Watch TED Talk, How To Use A Paper Towel 5 minute video by Joe Smith and learn how to: build a case for change by using practical evidence and visual props; physically demonstrate the ease of making the recommended change; link to change to a higher

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The Spotlight Effect On You

No One Notices Your Bad Hair Day It’s true! According to social psychologists, the Spotlight Effect is the tendency for people to believe that others pay more attention to us than they really do. Simply put, the Spotlight Effect occurs because we are egocentrically the centre of our own universe. And because we think we are fascinating, we assume, we

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Video Review: Meryl Streep Tribute to Hillary Clinton 2012

Meryl Streep reads her speech, yet sounds just like she’s having a conversation with you. Watch this video to learn how to read and yet stay connected to your audience. Ever wondered how to read your speech and not sound like you are READING it? Actress Meryl Streep shows how with effortless ease in this video. She is natural and

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How To Introduce Yourself In 2 Minutes

Self Introduction Sample For Networking Knowing how to introduce yourself in 2 minutes powerfully and succinctly, is one of your best and cheapest promotional tools. 2 minutes gives you time to explain what you do with a case study, it enables you to build rapport by showing more of yourself and it gives an opportunity to promote a current product,

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Video Review: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are, by Amy Cuddy

I share Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy, for conveying confidence, credibility and authority with body language more than any other TED Talk. This is a brilliant 20 minute talk from Amy Cuddy for understanding how to make simple physiological changes to transform the way you feel and how others see us. Perfect for those

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