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Ask the Coach…How to handle a difficult audience

Dear Lisa, I make a lot of presentations, and my question is about handling difficult audience members. Clearly they vary. You can have someone who is completely disengaged, frowns, rolls their eyes, and is distracted by laptop/cellphone, or someone who is the...

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Ask the Coach…Tempering an over-critical co-worker

Dear Coach, I have a co-worker who doesn't know how to talk to people in a positive way. When he offers "advice" it always sounds like he is criticizing people or putting them down. The newer people on our team are starting to avoid him, and they talk about him behind...

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Presentations and the Placebo Effect

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right. We've all heard about the power of positive thinking. A favorite instructional tale for youngsters is "The Little Engine That Could" with his mantra of "I think I can, I think I can..." The...

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Presenting is a Privilege…Really?

Project updates. Quarterly financials. Resource justification. These are a few of the many reasons we make presentations, and while common these aren't very exciting to deliver and typically not much of a thrill to witness. And preparing for these presentations is...

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