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How to Handle the Q&A After Your Presentation

You’ve invested weeks preparing for this presentation. Your effective delivery and the crowd’s engagement show you’ve done an outstanding job. After delivering a memorable conclusion, you must spend another thirty minutes answering questions from the participants. It’s not until the first attendee raises her hand that you remember you never honored your commitment to prepare for the Q&A. As the audience peppers you with questions, … Continue reading How to Handle the Q&A After Your Presentation

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5 Science-backed Techniques to Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety

Do you experience public speaking jitters? Chances are, you do. Study shows 25 percent of the population have terrible butterflies presenting before crowds. In keeping my fear of public presentation under control, I’ve developed a five-word mnemonics which represents seven steps that, if applied with consistency, will help you transform stage fright from a foe to a friend. These techniques may not extirpate your anxieties, … Continue reading 5 Science-backed Techniques to Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety

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The Common Denominators of Every Successful Goal Setting Undertaking

A Google search for “goal setting” turns 960 million results in 0.90 seconds. Amazon yields 10,000 outcomes for the same keyword. It’s hard to dispute the importance of goal setting with such impressive numbers. However, such a wealth of materials makes the identification of successful goal-setting tools a daunting task. While there are many theories on how to achieve our objectives, every scholar agrees to … Continue reading The Common Denominators of Every Successful Goal Setting Undertaking

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Bobo and the Gold Digger: a Story of Hope, Perseverance, and Determination

One Friday afternoon, a thirteen-year-old boy named Bobo strikes up a conversation with a man in a field near his residence. “Why are you always laboring tirelessly here, sir?” asks Bobo in a nervous voice. The man smiles, ponders the question for a moment, then replies: “I’m doing what I was called to do.” With a bewildered look, Bobo says: “digging hole?” Unwilling to overwhelm … Continue reading Bobo and the Gold Digger: a Story of Hope, Perseverance, and Determination