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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

https://vimeo.com/425834749 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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Online/Virtual Presenting

20 things you need to know to present more persuasively in business

(from Michelle Bowden’s workshop for Insight on January 13th 2021) 1. We present (persuade and influence) our family members, friends, clients, patients, colleagues and managers every day of our life. Our days and filled with negotiating, finding compromise, updating, advising, selling, influencing and persuading. 2.

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Common Presentation Mistakes

Are you Turning People Off?

When attempting to persuade others are you turning people off without realising it? It’s a pretty full-on question isn’t it?  The fact is that when it comes to persuasion there are plenty of things you do to attract people. Unfortunately, there are also a whole

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Book giveaway

Workplace Wisdom from 9 to Thrive

Nina Sunday CSP is an authority on workplace culture and influence. A Certified Virtual Presenter, Nina presents both virtually and in-person on workplace culture, productivity and communication. Her business podcast ‘Manage Self, Lead Others’, interviewing experts on self-leadership and leading people, is hosted by the C-Suite

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