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Employee Orientation: New Hire Discussion Topics to Smooth Onboarding

If you’re like most employees, you probably showed up for the first day at your first job unsure of what was in store for you. You probably had a flock of questions about what was expected of you, how things worked in your new workplace, and how you’d fit in, get along, and accomplish what […]

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Visual Comparison and Contrast: 5 Valuable Tools to Use

Examining the similarities and differences between two or more things is an important element of many presentations. For example, an entrepreneur pitching her startup’s unique selling propositions might compare her product’s features and benefits with those of her top competitor. In a discussion of political candidates, a presenter might evaluate each one’s stand on some […]

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Strategic Planning: Purpose and Key Elements – And Free Slides, Too

Smart, practical planning is vital to any major endeavor. If you’re serious about accomplishing an objective, you need a strategy, and a plan to carry it out. World record holder Michael Phelps wouldn’t have earned the distinction of being the most decorated Olympian of all time if he hadn’t had a training strategy, and strictly […]

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Mobile Apps for Public Speakers and Presenters

As you’ve probably noticed, technology has been improving at a faster and faster pace. Just one zone of major improvement has been applications that benefit public speakers and presenters. Whether you’re a businessman trying to get his point across in the conference room, or a professor working to connect more effectively with your students, these […]

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Five Holiday Meeting Ideas for Your Team

Facilitating a meeting this season? Ho-ho-ho, we’ve got a few ideas for making it more effective, and more memorable for everyone. Decorate your meeting room Decorate your conference room to create a jolly atmosphere. Whether you opt for DIY decorations or prefer to grab some ready-made items from a shop or online, dressing up the […]

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Four Short Talks on Gratitude You’ll be Thankful For

Each of us faces struggles at one time or another. Illnesses, disabilities, financial troubles, rocky relationships, failures, losses – the list is sadly long. Even in the face of such troubles, there is one almost magical thing that can always lighten our burdens and make life sweeter: gratitude. With Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, […]

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Must-Bookmark Resources for Halloween-Themed Presentations

Even though it’s an old, old holiday, in recent years Halloween has become more and more popular, particularly in the US. A lot of this is a matter of increased interest from marketers, eager for attention and a chance to increase brand recognition. Between these active marketers, and so many people into dressing up, decorating, […]

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Post-Presentation Evaluation: The Key to Improvement

It’s no secret that no one is born with all the qualities and skills of a highly regarded public speaker. The only way to reach that status is by continuously striving to be a better version of yourself on stage. One way to do that is to take a moment to reflect on your performance […]

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Public Speaking Anxiety: Talk Yourself Out of It

When you feel anxious before your speech, there’s a simple trick that can bring some welcome relief: constructive self-talk. Instead of fretting over worst-case fears, or just trying to “gut it out” and ignore the horrible anxious nerves, try talking yourself down with the phrases below. They’ve been proven to help restore focus, mend confidence […]

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Infographic: The Gantt Chart’s History, Anatomy, and Benefits

The Gantt chart has become a standard tool for organizers and managers across the world. With good reason: it’s a highly effective way to visualize, plan, coordinate and manage multi-faceted projects and processes. It brings together a project’s tasks, who’s responsible for each, when each should start and when it should finish in order for […]

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