Tag: Body Language

Be a Powerful Speaker

Willing to become a successful speaker? Whether for an audience, your staff, colleagues, your shareholders, or other stakeholders.

Are you using your power benevolently?

As a good speaker, you don’t need to manipulate audiences.

At the same time, you should realize that you must exert control at every turn:

Over the material
The passage of time
An audience’s response
Over your own body
The nature of the audience
Speaking situation,
Your purpose . . .
The emotional context of an event matter greatly

Yet you must also control that most critical of public speaking components:

your body language.

Continue Reading >>

Persuasion in Business communication

In general you don’t get what you want by lying down, screaming hysterically and drumming your heels on the floor.

Let us look into a more subtle process in which you consciously seek to establish rapport with the persons you are trying to persuade.

Those people who are interested in other people find easy to build rapport, but these skills can also be learned.

Let me help you to acquire some simple techniques which will help you to do so.

The art of persuasion, of influencing the people around you, is a vital skill in the workplace. Without it you will be simply ineffective.

Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers that show little tolerance for unquestioned authority.

Work today gets done in an environment where people don’t just ask ‘what should I do?’, but ‘why should I do it?’

To answer this ‘why’ question effectively is to persuade.

What can separate you as the persuader from the rest is that your ability to understand…

Continue Reading >>