Category: Presentation Skills Tips

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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Presentation Skills Tips

15 top mistakes when persuading someone

We are unlikely to give people feedback I’ve been teaching persuasion for over 2 decades. When I’m teaching my persuasive techniques, people often feel very comfortable telling me all about their experiences with people who were a ‘turn off’ during the persuasion process: managers, staff,

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Presentation Skills Tips

One of the secrets to becoming a powerful connector at work!

You may know that I am the creator of the Persuasion Smart Profile™. It’s a psychometric assessment tool that reports on your persuasive strengths and weaknesses at work. Assess yourself here. One of the approaches you can use when persuading others is called The Connector. The

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credibility in the workplace
Presentation Skills Tips

10 tips for improving your credibility at work

Why is credibility important? If you look at many of the persuasive people in your own life; from impressive relatives or friends to a past remarkable manager, to powerful leaders in history such as John F. Kennedy or the Dalai Lama, you’ll note that they

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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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