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What Are the Characteristics of an Effective Leader?

Think of a leader you admire. What are some of their qualities that inspire you the most? Chances are your answer contains at least three of the five traits laid out in this article. Although there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to leading a team, there are a set of unique characteristics that make prominent leaders stand out. Effective leadership improves group collaboration, inspires followers to … Continue reading What Are the Characteristics of an Effective Leader?

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Learn How Not to Bore Your Audience When You Present with PowerPoint

When was the last time you attended a fun and engaging PowerPoint presentation? Or better yet, when did you last engage an audience with your slides? I assisted a talk by a major company executive a while ago. He was knowledgeable, his slides beautifully designed, and confident, too. There was a problem, though… he was… boring! I thought I was the only one feeling that … Continue reading Learn How Not to Bore Your Audience When You Present with PowerPoint

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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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The Five Most Effective Ways to Deliver Engaging and Impactful Presentations

When did you last present an idea before a crowd? Chances are not too long ago. Public speech is among those activities one can’t escape in life. Regardless of your occupation, status, and tolerance for public speaking, you certainly have been or will be invited to address an audience. Since there’s no way out, you might as well learn how to sell your ideas, whether … Continue reading The Five Most Effective Ways to Deliver Engaging and Impactful Presentations