Recent Articles in Business Communication

September 9, 2021

How to rescue Presentations drowning in Jargon

Business Communication , Presentation Tips , Seen|Read|Heard

Do audiences understand terms that seem common to you? See what a new report tells us about jargon and how you can speak to be better understood.

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July 25, 2021

FAQ: Acronyms in Speeches?

Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard , How To , Business Communication , Presentation Tips

How should you approach using acronyms in presentations? Like GEICO, we've got something to say about that...

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January 27, 2021

When in-person training moves online

Presentation Tips , Business Communication

Have "free webinar" become the two most dreaded words in the English language? While we muddle through these dog days of in-person training, here's what you can do to make online learning less onerous...

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August 12, 2020

Online Presentations: Essential skills are even more essential

Presentation Tips , PowerPoint , Business Communication

As we log hours watching online presentations, one thing is painfully clear: Essential communication skills have never been more valuable...

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March 15, 2020

Communicating about COVID19: Resources to help

Resources , Business Communication , Public Speaking

How can you best communicate important messages about the coronavirus to your employees, customers and community? Here are some resources to help:

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February 17, 2020

Public Speaking Virtues & Vices: Belligerence

Virtues & Vices , Strictly Speaking , Public Speaking , Resources , Business Communication

Worried that you antagonize audiences? Or perhaps that's your goal! Check out our founder's case for warming up your stage presence and his unconventional steps to get you there...

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January 20, 2020

Public Speaking Virtues & Vices: Honesty

Virtues & Vices , Strictly Speaking , Resources , Public Speaking , Business Communication

"Character is the primary element a speaker brings to the stage. Everything else can be learned," wrote our founder. Get his honest advice...

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January 14, 2020

Like, when speaking: Too much of a good thing

Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , How To , Business Communication

If you know speakers who overuse "like," maybe it's time to help them find some new words. Here's how to reduce our least favorite disruptor...

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November 25, 2019

How to Handle Questions Designed to Make You Look Bad

How To , Business Communication , Seen|Read|Heard , Presentation Tips

Facing a tough audience for a meeting or presentation? Here's what we can learn from Fiona Hill and how she handled her testimony before members of Congress...

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September 13, 2019

How To: Project Confidence

How To , Business Communication , Public Speaking , Instruction , Presentation Tips , Public Speaking Fear

Most speakers want to appear confident. When you know what that looks like, you can project a more powerful stage presence—whether you're feeling it or not. Here's how...

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August 15, 2019

Business Communication: Three Tips for Better Emails

Business Communication , Presentation Tips , Three Things

Don't be "that person"—especially when you can practice your writing and presentation skills AND craft better emails at the same time!

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June 10, 2019

Public Speaking & Storytelling: Stories to Teach

Resources , Public Speaking , Business Communication , Presentation Tips , Storytelling

Can a story help at-risk teens learn to make better choices? One former L.A. gang member thinks so. Here's how our Buckley coach helped him use his stories to teach and how the same ideas can work for your presentations...

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May 7, 2019

Economic Developer: Speaking to Motivate Communities

Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , Resources , Business Communication

How do you convince leaders to take action before a crisis comes to town? Economic developer Crystal Morphis says public speaking is one of her most important skills for helping communities stay open for business...

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April 9, 2019

Business Communication: Presenting at the Conference Table

Business Communication , Presentation Tips , Public Speaking , How To

You may not be standing on a stage--or even in front of a small group--but a seated presentation is no time to take a holiday. Here's how to pitch at the conference table and still own the room...

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