How to Encourage Positive Communication During Coronavirus

My heart goes out to everyone affected by coronavirus & COVID19.  During times of crisis and uncertainty, it’s easy for anxiety about one area of work or life to affect our communication across the board. In this Communication Q&A, Robert wants some pointers for keeping conversation and communication in his workplace more positive and productive…

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How to Calm Pre-Talk Jitters & Nervousness

Do you find yourself getting slammed with jittery nervousness right before you get up to give a talk? Many people get a rush of public speaking jitters when they get up in front of their audience, even if they don’t feel nervous when preparing the presentation. And while that nervousness might go away a minute…

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How to Own Your Natural Voice

Have you ever felt that your voice was blocked, that you wanted to say something but couldn’t get the words out? In today’s talk shop interview, join me and professional soprano and voice coach Rush Dorsett as we look into how your voice works, what can cause you to hold back, and how to overcome…

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How to Get Your Presentation Timing Right

Do you find yourself always going over…or under…time on your presentation? Many presenters worry that their talk is going to be too short, but then end up running way over time or needing to chop sections out on the fly. Ensuring your presentation fills (but doesn’t exceed) the time you’ve been allotted is important. It’s…

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Quick Communication Tips for the Holiday Season

Communication stress and communication fatigue are real things, and they are rife during this time of year. This time of year brings pressure to interact, be social, and put on a display of happiness in our words and actions. Even if you’re feeling very merry indeed (I’ve been feeling quite Christmassy this year), you’ll probably…

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Why Leaders Need To Say Less So They Can Mean More

You can find Gord Sheppard on Twitter @GordonSheppard1   It doesn’t matter how much I explain it, it just doesn’t seem to sink in! Ever feel this pang of frustration when trying to get a point across? It’s pretty common to think that when someone isn’t ‘getting’ what we’re trying to say we need to…

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