Category Archives: Art of Telling

Art of Telling – Aligning the Message with the Messenger

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t; the other half have nothing to say and keep saying it.”  Having something important to say is half the battle. The other half is being able … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Style – Part 2

Continued from the last blog posting. Your style is very important to your message. Below are five style techniques to make your own: Oversimplification: Don’t feel the need to over explain. Our attention span is short (ex. remote control). A … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Style

Your style is very important to your message. Below are four important styles to make your own. Eye Contact:  If you want to improve any presentation before a group, large or small, increase your eye contact. Pick out a person’s … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Tool Box – Part 2

The skills and the tools needed for a well-tuned presentation are in your reach. The realities are we all have to work to polish these skills. The better prepared you are, the better you use your tools, the more effective … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Tool Box

The skills and the tools needed for a well-tuned presentation are in your reach. The realities are we all have to work to polish these skills. Most of us won’t pay the price. For those who do, the reward is … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Image – Part 2

In the previous blog post, I shared that your image is defined by these three areas:  Verbal (the words we use)                    7 % Vocal (the way the words are said)    38 % Visual (gestures, eyes, face, body)     55 %                                                               … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Image

The image you present to your listener(s) consists of various components. Powerful presenters have positive images. Ineffective presenters…well, not so powerful or positive. Our image is defined by these three areas: Verbal (the words we use)                  ____% Vocal (the … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Ineffective Traits to Avoid

In my last blog post I shared with you the effective traits of speakers we like to see and hear. That’s a question I ask the audience during every one of my Art of Telling presentations. I also ask them … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Effective Traits to Make Your Own

Over the past twelve years I’ve had the privilege of presenting the Art of Telling to both college students and business organizations. During each presentation I ask the audience to think of someone they’ve heard speak that they really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Listening – Part 2

Active Listening Skills! You’ve heard the saying “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” How true this is! Think about a time when someone didn’t take the time to understand or listen to … Continue reading

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