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Weekly Insight

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Weekly Insight

August 7 2014 “Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” Steve Maraboli, Author and Speaker August 14 2014 “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” John Homer Miller 1910-1944, Teacher August 21 2014 “I am determined...

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Free Tour

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Free Tour

We welcome you to contact us at 9789-7893 for a free tour to take a look at our training rooms and facilities. You will receive a free copy of the following books when you join us for the free tour: 100 Action Principles by Bill FitzPatrick OR The Science of Getting Rich Updated by Dr Mel Gill OR 180 New Business Ideas For Singaporeans Who Want To Make Millions by Dr Mel Gill. Alternatively, you can fill up the contact form below to request for more...

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The Importance of Getting to the Point Quickly

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The Importance of Getting to the Point Quickly

We all complain about it, but we’re all guilty of it at times, as well. It’s the growing frustration with people’s inability to get to the point quickly in their communication. The simple fact is, if you want to be a more powerful, more effective communicator in the 21st century business world, then being concise and to the point in your communication is absolutely critical. Time and attention are in increasingly high demand and short supply in today’s business world, so you must always ask yourself, “What am I asking for? What’s my main...

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Give Me 3-Step

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Give Me 3-Step

When you are moving on the stage, make sure that your movement has a purpose. If you take a step, go at least three steps in that direction to cue the audience that you are moving for a reason. One of the biggest problems, even when coaching top speakers, is that many of them wander around or take a step here and a step there. This is extremely distracting to the audience. When making an important point during a speaking engagement, move toward the audience. Three steps forward from center stage would be a very powerful position that would...

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Time of Day Matters

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Time of Day Matters

Public speaking has aspects related to time of day that you must know about. The first speaker of the day for an early morning (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) program should not expect hearty laughter. People are not conditioned to laugh a great deal in the early morning. Many won’t even be awake yet. Use more information and less humor. It’s important for you to know when NOT to expect hearty laughter. It would be a waste of time to use your best speaking material at a time when laughter normally wouldn’t be expected. If you...

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Handling Q & A Sessions

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Handling Q & A Sessions

One of the biggest mistakes that presenters make during public speaking engagements has to do with the handling of question-and-answer sessions. The presenter does a good program, has a powerful close, opens the program up to questions, answers them well, and then fades off the stage into oblivion. The lack of a second powerful close after the question and answer period could negate much of the impact that was created throughout the program. Make sure you have two good closes whenever there is a possibility of a Q & A session. Trick:...

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Dressing and Grooming

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Dressing and Grooming

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”  Dress and Grooming are two essential elements of non-verbal communication. They say a great deal about you and your message. They also tell your audience what you think about yourself (self-worth) and what you think about them. 1.  Dress appropriately for your audience A good guideline is to dress up a little –be just a bit more dressy than them. In a business setting this may just mean paying attention to the colours you wear. 2.  Wear clothes that say something about your profession. But...

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Effective use of Pause

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Effective use of Pause

Skilled presenters use silence to add to the effectiveness and polish of a program. Short Pause The shortest pauses, which last anywhere from one-half to two seconds, are for the simple purpose of separating your thoughts. All you have to remember is to slow down. Give the audience a fighting chance to absorb what you are saying. Change your voice inflection slightly at the end of each thought to cue the audience the next thought is coming. Also, use a short pause before and after any phrase or word you want to emphasize. Spontaneity Pause...

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Public Speaking: Lay Down the Law

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Public Speaking: Lay Down the Law

When speaking in public, it is always best to communicate a clear set of ground rules near the beginning of your public speaking engagement. For instance, if you do not want questions until the end of your program state that up front and get agreement from the group. If comments from the audience are allowed, ask that they be kept to a certain amount of time (like 30 seconds or less). Getting everyone to agree to your plan in the beginning puts enormous peer pressure on an individual violating any of the rules.

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What You Need To Know About Body Language

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What You Need To Know About Body Language

If the eyes are the windows of the soul, then the body is the mirror of our feelings. If you are feeling great it shows in how we hold and use our body. Conversely, if we look at someone else’s body we can often tell how they are feeling by the signals their body is giving. Body Language Signals :   Open Arms: Energetically open and possibly feeling vulnerable A good way to show you are approachable, especially when combined with open palms   Palms up/Open hands: Defenses down An open heart Palms on chest – when a person uses open...

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10 Effective Presentation & Public Speaking Skills

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10 Effective Presentation & Public Speaking Skills

1. Pay attention to logistics. A poor room setup and microphone can ruin an otherwise great presentation. 2. Use appropriate humour. Every audience expects some degree of entertainment value. 3. Address hecklers. Hecklers in business audiences are the know-it-all that hates every speaker. Try to interview them ahead of time to get on their good side so they don’t try to undermine your presentation. 4. Reveal yourself. To help create rapport tells some personal things about yourself, your family or even your passion. 5. Use of emotional...

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