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:…

2 Proven Elements of Persuasion

Researchers have discovered a simple formula for convincing managers to agree with your ideas: an organized argument plus a likable demeanor. Fanning and Piercey studied methods used by internal auditors (and by extension other business professionals) to gain agreement from their managers. They found the combination of interpersonal likability with a thematically organized argument is…

You Know Too Much

Did you know your knowledge can be a curse? The Curse of Knowledge makes personal expertise seem more widely known than it actually is and limits people’s ability to remember what it was like not to have the knowledge they possess. This curse is a failure to understand that others don’t know what you know……

Best Presentation Content: Emotional, Novel & Memorable

The most engaging and persuasive presentations obey three laws, according to Carmine Gallo. They are emotional by touching the audience’s hearts with passion and storytelling. They are novel by teaching the audience something new. They are memorable because they present content in ways that the audience won’t forget. These laws are compelling whether you’re inspiring…