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Beginning and Ending a Presentation

Leadership Communication Skills

Do you begin your presentation with stock phrases such as 'Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend this presentation' or 'In the next half hour, I'm going to update you on...'? And in so doing inadvertently communicate to your audience that they'll be lucky if they hear anything engaging in the next 30 minutes!

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Framing Effective Messages

Leadership Communication Skills

The content you select for your message, the words and stories you choose, and even the way you deliver your message are all forms of framing meaning.

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The Story of Change

Leadership Communication

A great many presentations in corporations are about making a case for change. But very often the reasoning isn't easy to understand. But by using a very simple structure, the story of change can be told clearly and persuasively...

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Adding Flow and Focus to Your Message

Leadership Communication

Once you have created a clear structure for your message and have built your business case, consider how you will lead your audience through your message. There are certain phrases which will both help the flow and make the message more coherent. 

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Building a Business Case

Leadership Communication

In a typical presentation, people compile a set of information in order to try to persuade or influence their listeners. But this is seldom effective. Audiences need to understand a logical flow of points brought to life by credible examples, research and relevant stories. They will only engage with an argument if it becomes real in their minds or relates to their personal experience.

So how do you go about building a persuasive case?

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