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Presentation Skills Training: Managing Visuals and Storytelling

Posted by Blog Tipster

June 27, 2017

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We've got an answer to another great presentation skills training "What If..." today. Need some quick advice on how to leverage your visuals when telling a story in a presenation? Here's a high-level overview of some things to keep in mind to make sure that your story and visuals are supporting, not fighting against, each other.

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Topics: Presentation Skills Training

Team Ovation Takes the Stage! Summer/Fall 2017 Edition

Posted by Blog Tipster

June 9, 2017

Team Ovation doesn't only travel near and far to help people improve their communication skills. As professional actors, we're on the road for show business, too. See where you can catch our team members busy on stage, screen, and in the director's chair this summer and fall:

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Topics: Acting, Theatre

Presentation Skills Training: Dealing with Disruptive Audience Members

Posted by Blog Tipster

May 19, 2017

Presenting can be difficult enough when you're speaking to a respectful crowd. But what if you've got an audience member that, for whatever reason, is bound and determined to disrupt the proceedings? The answer to today's presentation skills training "What if..." comes to you directly from the pages of Presentation Skills for Managers: (Remember you can download the full "What if..." chapter HERE.)

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Topics: Presentation Skills Training

3 Ways to Reassess Your Leadership Skills

Posted by Kerri Garbis

May 11, 2017

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Take a moment, right now — how would you rate yourself as a leader? How effective do you find your leadership skills? Do you feel you're the leader you want to be, or would you rate yourself "needs improvement"?

Leadership skills should be ever-evolving and developing. Of course, from time to time, we can find ourselves in a rut of bad habits. That's when some self-assessment can help shake you out of your routine, and perhaps open you up to something new. Here are three points to help you reassess the current state of your leadership skills, and some suggestions for next steps:

1. A matter of trust: No one can, or should, do it all. And no one leads in a vacuum. If you find you can't remove yourself from even the smallest aspect of your work, you may be having a trust issue with those around you. The tricky thing about a trust issue is that it needs to be a two-way street — you've got to give trust to others to get trust in return. Take a look at the relationships around you, and see if you notice any that are weak or challenging.

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Topics: Business Communication Skills

Presentation Skills Training: Where Am I?!

Posted by Blog Tipster

April 28, 2017

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If you're lucky, when you have to present you know the exact details and layout of the venue. You can zip into your room, knowing precisely what technology is there and how many people are attending, and comfortably launch into your excellent presentation. But what if you know absolutely NOTHING about where you are or the circumstances of your presentation. What then? Today's presentation skills training "What if..." offers some solutions and ideas to help you even before you arrive at a mystery venue.

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Topics: Presentation Skills Training