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Common Presentation Mistakes

What NOT to do: Moth to a flame

When an audience member asks you a question from the floor, be careful for what’s known as the moth to a flame syndrome. This is where you hone in on the person who asked the question and exclude everybody else, which breaks rapport with the

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Don't Oversell
Sales, persuasion and influence

What NOT to do: Don’t Oversell

Often when persuading we fall into the habit of telling our client or colleague absolutely ALL the benefits of our products, services or our great idea.  It’s a natural result of being passionate about our offering and being pumped and wanting to help people.  The problem with

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Success Stories

Success Story Monica Rosenfeld!

After attending Michelle’s Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass in December 2020, here’s what Monica had to say:   “Michelle is an amazing trainer – energetic, committed, and a true expert in presentation skills. The program was excellent. I loved the practical tips and frameworks to help

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Book giveaway

How to be Heard as a Woman in a Meeting

Voted one of YMag’s Top 10 Women to Watch in 2019, Anneli supports women to increase their visibility, confidence and personal power for greater professional impact in male-dominated industries. Anneli’s flagship masterclass, [email protected], has inspired women from all over Australia to build presence, improve visibility

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Presentation Skills Tips

5 must do tips for virtual presenting

https://vimeo.com/535770642 These days, and especially due to Covid-19, we are all presenting very frequently in the virtual world. We’re using platforms like Zoom, MS Teams, WebEx and a whole lot of other ones. The other day, I had the opportunity to watch Ita Buttrose, the

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Online/Virtual Presenting

15 things you need to know to present compelling messages

(from Michelle Bowden’s virtual keynote presentation called Virtually Compelling for Clearview Wealth Limited on March 3rd 2021) Didn’t we have such fun?  It was my honour to present this fabulous model to help you help your clients. Here are the top 15 points from our

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Sales, persuasion and influence

Bid Teams Pay Attention to This!

You’ve completed your tender response and now you’re on the short list. You’ve been asked to present your key themes from your proposal over the coming weeks to the panel who will ultimately choose the successful bid.  And yes, you want to win!  There are

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Common Presentation Mistakes

Presentation Traps to Avoid #1. Looking at your Watch

There are a number of traps that inexperienced presenters can fall into when they first begin presenting. Any one of these traps can make your presentation look less professional than it otherwise would. I’ve just presented at a conference where I noticed something interesting. The

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