In Previews: Week of March 3, 2014 | New on the OC Blog

Posted by Bridget Beirne
March 4, 2014

Here's what's currently center stage on the OC Blog!


professional skillsWho Won the Ovation Professional
Skills Awards? [Oscar® edition] 


We know you've been waiting- here are the Ovation Professional Skills Awards! And the winners are...





professional skills awardsHow to Use Your Ovation Professional Skills Awards Ballot

Last week, we announced our upcoming Ovation Professional Skills Awards- the Oscar edition! We believe that there is a wealth of knowledge to be gained by observing public speakers as much as possible, and awards shows are the perfect opportunity to do so. Today, we give you our Ovation Professional Skills Awards Ballot, so you can be the professional skills expert during the telecast on March 2nd.







Conference Call SkillsWhy Your Brain Hates Bad Conference Call Skills [HowStuffWorks Video]

Is it just a clichè that poor conference call skills can drain the joy from your life? Is it simply that we're exhausted and overwhelmed, and that the state of the professional communication skills of those around us has nothing to do with anything? Is it just that we all hate those endless calls?






professional presentation4 Steps to Tie a Story to Your Professional Presentation


What's the big idea? Even the best stories need to be distilled down to their essence to be clearly tied back to your content. Sometimes, we see people with a great story to tell that's a perfect opportunity for some business storytelling, and they hesitate- "What does this have to do with anything?" "How can I talk about this in a professional presentation?" "How can I tie this in without sounding weird?" Here's how. 





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