4 Tips to Connect with Your Audience

While I can’t give away all the great stuff we teach at Dardis Communications on this blog, I can give you these four tips for connecting with your audience. Whether you are giving a presentation, speaking up during a meeting or planning an important conversation with a key stakeholder, considering putting these tips into action:…

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…

Use Your Hands

We need our hands and arms to speak fluently. A group of Scottish researchers found that when our arms are restricted we have a difficult time describing or explaining information to others. Gesture and speech production are part of the same integrated system in our brains. We need gestures to produce speech. So get those…

Want Them to Remember? Repeat it or Connect it.

These are the two ways to get people to move information from their short-term memory to their long-term memory. During your presentation, repeat your key message several times or connect your message to something they already know through stories and comparisons.  Inspired by Susan M. Weinschenk’s 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People…