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7 Must Do’s for Facilitating a Meeting

March 7, 2019

By request… the skills every professional needs

While traveling around the province offering Facilitation Skills for Collaboration to the health care leaders this month, participants asked me to create a post diving into the fundamental skills each person needs to lead a meeting or …

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3 PowerPoint Practices That Make People Cringe

February 5, 2018

Technology is Great… When You Know How to Use It

Don’t turn people off when you present. These annoying habits will distract people. Build slides that help instead of hurt your message.

Here are three unfortunately common mistakes and how to fix them…

 

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Back by Popular Demand…

March 14, 2016

5 MORE Ways to Bomb at Public Speaking

With the popularity of my last post about public speaking a few weeks ago, I figured you’d be interested in more ways to bomb at the front of the room.

Here are …

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5 Ways to Bomb at Public Speaking

February 22, 2016

Don’t Do This!

Public speaking is a love or hate kind of thing. I really enjoy it, but many people would rather crawl under their chairs than speak to a group of people.

But everyone can become better at public …

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10 Steps to Public Speaking

November 29, 2015

You can do this!

1     Prepare. Prepare.
Know your stuff when you’re speaking. Even famous speakers prepare. It may be the same topic, but every group is different.

2   Use your own words.
People can spot a fake. Your uniqueness …

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Co-Facilitation: It Ain’t as Easy as It Looks

February 16, 2015

Co-Facilitation Takes Planning and Practice

Co-facilitation is challenging. I’d suggest more difficult that making a presentation or teaching a lesson on your own. But when you prepare well, it has many benefits for you and the audience. Here are …

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Please Don’t Be Normal

March 3, 2014

Be Authentic in Public Speaking or Training

The first few times you step in front of a crowd to speak or teach can be daunting. The key to success is to be you.

Think of your favourite teacher from school …

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Training and the C Word

July 30, 2013

Who Owns the Rights?

Have you ever gone to a meeting and had someone take credit for your work? Annoying, isn’t it? Ever have someone steal money from you? I bet you were not amused.

That’s why I want to …

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Fall Flat on Your Face ~ I Dare You

March 7, 2013

“Even if you fall flat on your face, you’re still moving forward.” Victor Kiam

Taking a risk where you may fall flat on your face is about taking the risk and growing. Imagine how different your life would be if …

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