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    How to Open a Presentation

    We’ve all been there—you’ve worked hard on your presentation and you know it like the back of your hand. But when the moment comes to begin that presentation, you aren’t sure where to begin. So, what comes out? Perhaps something like this: “Hi everyone, thanks for being here. Today I’m going to be talking about…

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    5 Ways to Make a Good First Impression Over Zoom

    A Good Business Presentation Starts Strong If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s just how important effective communication is to the health and sustainability of a business. Every good business presentation starts with great communication. Until this year, a lot of businesses dabbled in online and digital communication, mostly in the form of…

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    How Introverts Can Survive in a Virtual World

    Introverts: Working From Home Works If someone had told us five years ago that 40 percent (or more) of the American labor force would be working from home in 2020, I don’t know that we would have believed them. Sure, the number of people working partially or fully remote has been climbing for years now….

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    How to be an Authentic Communicator Today

    Authentic Communication in a Pandemic World The challenge to being an effective communicator in our COVID-19 pandemic world is not as much about what you say but getting people to listen. Isolation, distractions, and fluid circumstances make it hard for people to focus on one thing, let alone pay attention to you. Passive listening is…

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    5 Things You’re Doing Wrong on Virtual Meetings

    By now, most of us are used to carrying on with socializing, going to school, or going to work via video conferencing software. Whether you use Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, or other programs, you probably know a thing or two about how to have a successful virtual meeting. But are your virtual meetings effective? Here…

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  • Storytelling in Business Matters

    Why Storytelling in Business Matters

    The Value of Storytelling Research has shown that messages delivered through a story can be as much as 22 times more memorable than facts alone. That’s because wrapping facts and figures in a story makes the listener hear your message in a more meaningful way. When you use storytelling in business presentations, you tap into…

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