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Bridget Beirne

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What is Professional Presence? 3 Essential Thoughts

Posted by Bridget Beirne

March 17, 2017

 

For professional actors, it's common to hear the idea of "stage presence" discussed with awe: "She has such amazing stage presence!" "His presence just dominated that scene." No doubt, if you've ever discussed a performance by one of your favorite actors (stage or screen), you've commented on their presence. 

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Topics: Professional Presence

Communication Skills Round-Up: Best of the OC Blog, 2016

Posted by Bridget Beirne

December 20, 2016

Wondering what was most popular on the blog this year? Take a look at five top performers:

Spring is in the Air! The Official Conference Speaker's Toolkit
Ovation President Kerri Garbis tells you the "must haves" for conference presentations.

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Topics: Business Communication Skills

How to Conduct Your Own Emotional Intelligence "Year in Review"

Posted by Bridget Beirne

December 3, 2016

If you've been working to develop your emotional intelligence skills, you know it's an ongoing effort. As with other soft skills, the process of improvement doesn't happen overnight. To truly improve your emotional intelligence requires not only action, but reflection.

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Topics: Emotional Intelligence

6 More Outside-the-Box Creative Presentation Ideas

Posted by Bridget Beirne

November 17, 2016

The phrase "outside the box" has come by its jargon status honestly. We're often striving to change our perspective, and try something new or more creative. We use this phrase to remind us to break out, because often we don't realize we're in the box at all.

Deep, right?
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Topics: Presentations, Presentation Skills Training

How Emotional Reasoning Can Distort Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Bridget Beirne

October 4, 2016

Psychologist Aaron Beck was the first to work with the cognitive idea of emotional reasoning. Put very simply, emotional reasoning is when you believe the truth of a situation to be different than the evidence before you because of an experienced emotional reaction.

Here's an example:

 

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Topics: Emotional Intelligence