How to Sound Natural While Using a Teleprompter

It’s time for a Communication Q&A – the best time of all! If you need to record a lot of video – maybe you’re creating training videos for work or are creating a whole pile of resources for your clients or staff – a teleprompter might come in handy. Many companies also like to use…

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Demystifying Digital Marketing Strategy with Andrew Gottleib

Does thinking of digital marketing give you a headache? Me too.   For business owners, creators, or anyone wanting to bring more visibility to their work, digital marketing is an important part of their communication strategy. But it can also be intimidating and murky. SEO? Paid advertising? Social vs Google? When the tools and tactics…

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How Your Vocabulary Shapes Your Reality (feat. Mark England)

The words you speak and the words you think both have enormous impact on your performance, confidence, and sense of personal power. Choosing those words with intention and purpose is an important step in improving your well-being and performance. On this episode of Talk Shop, we sit down with Mark England – TEDX speaker, language…

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What is a Good Icebreaker for my talk / workshop?

Icebreakers: those awkward exercises at the start of a workshop that are supposed to help participants warm up to one another but in reality just annoy everyone in attendance. Sometimes, however, they are necessary. But how does one go about giving an icebreaker that doesn’t make the audience want to throw their notebooks at you?…

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How to Create Better Graphs and Charts For Your Presentation

Ready to level up your business presentation and public speaking skills? Check out Business Presentation Mastery to get started!   Are you stuffing your presentation slide deck with dreadful graphs and charts?   Few things can induce information overwhelm and Death by PowerPoint faster than a bad graph. Unfortunately, most business presenters have some pretty…

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Communication, presence, and other insights for women in leadership

Are you a woman in leadership or aspiring to leadership? Communication is a cornerstone in your journey up the corporate ladder. Marie Dzanis, CEO at Northern Trust Global Investments & EVP, has exceptional insight into the bar women in leadership need to reach in terms of their communication, presence, and interpersonal skills. In this interview,…

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Your Speaker Scripts Are Holding You Back!

Are you in the habit of bringing up elaborate speaking notes or scripts when you give a presentation? If so, you are likely causing more harm than good! Extensive notes and scripts can actually make it harder to present and to recover from those inevitable mistakes and slip-ups all speakers make. But that doesn’t mean…

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