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moth to a flame
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

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Success Stories

Katie Martin Success Story

Katie is a Management Information Specialist at Westpac Group. She’s skilled in problem solving, data analysis and reporting, customer service and financial planning. Katie is a resourceful team player who loves a challenge and takes satisfaction in completing tasks to the highest possible standard. Here’s

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Success Stories

Jose Galinato Success Story

I am Jose Galinato a cool Data Geek. Currently I am a Senior Data Modelling Analyst with Endeavour Drinks Group. I’ll be celebrating my 1st anniversary with the company in a couple of weeks.  Most of my tasks revolve around SQL scripting to create optimized datasets

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Success Stories

Sylvia Pleskot Success Story

I’m an Australian living in Hong Kong, working for an international reinsurance company. I enjoy getting to know people and learning about different cultures. I head the Business Development team for APAC where I get to interact with people from a diverse set of cultures.

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Sales, persuasion and influence

Structuring your persuasive argument

Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to pitch any idea so that it sticks in the other person’s mind, and they feel compelled to take the action you require? The good news is that in 1979 Dr Bernice McCarthy, an award-winning teacher, invented the

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Success Stories

Matt Brady Success Story

Matt Brady is a professional Keynote Speaker, Facilitator, Personal Trainer and Performance Coach who has been presenting corporate motivational events and firewalking workshops at national fitness conventions, Filex fitness expos, and Fitness First gyms for over 10 years. Matt holds the distinction of being Australia’s only F.I.R.E.

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Book giveaway

Free giveaway: Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Nina Sunday High emotional intelligence is responsible for productive harmony at work, successful relationships with loved ones and friends, and an inner sense of calm and emotional balance. For an organisation to evolve from good to great, it requires the people in the business to

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Presentation Skills Tips

Why back yourself?

Want to be more persuasive? Always back yourself! It’s common to suffer from self-doubt and not put ourselves in situations where we might make a mistake or embarrass ourselves. After all, no one wants to be thought of as a fool, especially when we are

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