The Powerful Sound of Your Voice

The human voice is the most powerful sound in the world. That’s Julian Treasure’s claim in his TED talk called How to Speak so that People Want to Listen. The sound expert talks about how to use your voice to sound more confident, credible and engaging whenever you speak. I am most in agreement with…

5 Presentation Slides to Obliterate

Respect your audience by creating a slide deck that saves time and increases interest. I have seen too many cookie cutter slide presentations that waste precious minutes on unnecessary information. Please, for the sake of your audience, eliminate these five types of slides: Title slide – Start your presentation with a black screen or large…

Invest 3% in Yourself

When is the last time you invested in improving your skills and abilities? I’m not talking about the talents you were born with. I’m talking about building those natural strengths into skills that will make you an expert in your field, a success in your career and connect you to meaningful work. Supplement those talents…

Show Me What You’re Saying

To make your message memorable, show it. Research proves that when your gestures match your message, others are more likely to remember what you said at a later time. Your body language speaks volumes about what you really mean and how you really feel. Body language can backfire, too. Here’s an interesting list of the…

The Value of Business Cards

Your business card is one of the elements of your professional identity and personal brand. In essence, it is how you identify yourself as a genuine representative of your employer or the authentic creator of your work product. It’s more important than many think. Some claim that the business card tradition will eventually be replaced…

Confidence Increases Work Performance

Strong self-confidence has a direct impact on work performance. In fact, people with strong self-confidence perform 28 percent better at work, according to Stajkovic, Luthans & Slocum’s review of empirical studies that examined the relationship between self-confidence and work performance. People need some level of self-confidence, also known as self-efficacy in academic journals, to do…