How To Avoid Awkward Endings

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Presentations can end horribly:  the speaker halts abruptly, a sudden black screen shows, dead silence awakes the dormant public. Undesirable though they are, such endings of speeches and presentations are not … Continue reading

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How To Bring Bad News

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In ancient Greece, the messenger was killed if he brought bad news. Today still, any messenger of bad news faces great opposition. A well-formulated message can however prevent the worst of consequences. This … Continue reading

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How To Structure A Victory Speech

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In politics, sports and science, those who win elections, games or awards are asked to reflect on their achievement. But how to do that well? This posts tells you how … Continue reading

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How To Answer Questions After Presentations

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Giving a great presentation is not sufficient when there is time for questions afterwards. The answers to the questions need to be great too. This posts tells you how to … Continue reading

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How To Use Text In Powerpoint

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Today, hardly any presentation comes without powerpoint sheets. To be truly useful however, the text on your sheets should be thought through. It is worthwhile to consider how to use text effectively … Continue reading

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How To Argue Like A Politician

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Politics has two meanings. Officially, it refers to the process of collective decision making. Unofficially, politics can refer to the manipulative game that is often found to govern this process. … Continue reading

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How To Write Good Article Titles

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As a writer, your key instrument in attracting as many readers as possible is a good article title. A better title means more readers. This post tells you how to write … Continue reading

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How To Reframe A Subject

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Some time ago, I wrote about how to be right with the right words. This technique is called framing: choosing specific wordings that evoke a certain frame or association. Framing … Continue reading

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How To Begin A Speech

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The first sentences of a speech can make or break your plea. A good start can significantly increase the attention and comprehension of your audience throughout the whole speech. This … Continue reading

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How To Make Great One-liners

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Any message will only be remembered partly. Your public will remember the right part if your speech or presentation contains a good one-liner. A strong one-liner is like a picture: … Continue reading

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