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Common Presentation Mistakes

What NOT to do when presenting: Moth to a flame

https://vimeo.com/428031778 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

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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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Book giveaway

Giveaway: How to drive performance without authority

As a professional speaker, Daniel is a leading expert on developing Strategic Empathy to drive purposeful performance. He is the #1 authority on how leaders can build the commitment and trust to ensure they are actually a leader worth following. Download your copy of this

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Online/Virtual Presenting

5 Must-do tips for virtual presenting

We are all presenting very frequently in the virtual world on platforms like zoom, MS teams, WebEx and a whole lot of others. Here are my top 5 tips for presenting in the virtual world! © Michelle Bowden 2021.  Michelle Bowden is an authority on presentation

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Presentation Skills Tips

Karen Jacobsen

https://vimeo.com/576292643 When I tell people that I’m friends with Siri they laugh. They think I’m joking. Actually I really am friends with Siri! Karen Jacobsen is the Australian voice of Siri. Known as The GPS Girl Karen is a highly sought after professional speaker who

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Success Stories

Kellie Dunn Success Story

Kellie Dunn has worked in the Community Services, Mental Health and Crisis Support sector for over 20 years in various NGO’s across Australia. Kellie is currently the Australasian Learning & Development Manager at the Australasian Housing Institute. She also runs her own sport mindset/performance coaching

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Success Stories

Ros Weadman Success Story

Ros Weadman is an award-winning authority on brand communication and reputation with 35+ years’ experience. Her passion and strength is articulating what brands stand for, then transforming their brand story, value proposition and communications from dull and detached, to energised and engaging. This helps them

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Presentation Skills Tips

What not to do: Don’t say “sorry.”

There are a whole lot of little things that we shouldn’t say when we’re communicating functionally with our colleagues at work. I’m Michelle Bowden. I’m an authority on presenting in business and welcome to What Not to Do, a segment designed to eliminate all of

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Presentation Skills Tips

What not to do: Don’t say “Thanks for coming.”

There are a whole lot of things we shouldn’t say when we’re presenting. I’m Michelle Bowden and I am an authority on persuasive presenting in business, and welcome to What Not To Do, a segment designed to help you eliminate all those annoying little habits

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how to engage an audience
Presentation Skills Tips

Engaging Your Audience When Presenting

Presenting information to an audience is one thing. But, how well do you actually engage with your audience? I love teaching people in my Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclasses all the elements involved in engaging your stakeholders one-on-one, in small groups and of course in large groups too. Here are

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