Presentation skills, conversation skills and writing skills are the three keys to effective communication. In this post, we’d like to focus on some tips for using nonverbal communication to improve your presentation skills.

Non Verbal Communications
Eye contact:–

It helps indicate your interest in the folks in the audience. It increases your credibility. When you make eye contact with people in the audience, you increase your chances of getting your message across. Eye contact helps you establish a connection with the audience. When you make eye contact with people as you are speaking, you build one to one bonds with them.

Smiles are powerful -

You should always try to keep a smile on your face when you are speaking. Smiling makes a speaker more warm, likable and friendly. When you smile, folks see you as happy and this makes them more receptive to you. Folks react positively to smile. When you smile, the audience smiles. And a smiling audience is a receptive audience. Smiling will help you get your points across and accepted.

Gestures:–

Are another necessary form of nonverbal communication. But you have to be careful with gestures. You should practice in front of a mirror. As you are speaking, you watch your natural gestures. Then you enhance them. Usually, you can amplify your gestures, because big rooms demand big gestures. Regardless, you should focus on making your gestures natural and reflective of what you are saying. You should try to avoid storms, abrupt gestures when you are speaking.

Posture and body orientation -

You should always stand up straight and look directly at the audience. Standing straight and looking directly at the audience indicates confidence. You can take advantage of posture to make points though. If you are speaking about confidence and want to give an example of an unconfident person, you can slump your shoulders and look at the floor. Spend most of your time oriented toward the audience. If you’re using slides, speak to the audience, not the slide. It’s OK to look at a slide, especially if you want to draw the audience’s attention to it, but always turn back to the audience after a few seconds.

Proximity -

Unlike many speakers, You would like to get away from the platform and walk the room. This means that you get up close and personal with people in the audience. You have a wireless device to advance slides, so you are not tied to your computer. You find that audience like it. As you walk the room, people feel that you are more a part of them, having a conversation with them, rather than talking at them. This doesn’t work with very large audiences, which defined as over 100 people. However, even if you are speaking to a large audience and need to remain on the platform, we suggest using a wireless device to advance your slides. You won’t be tied to your computer, and you’ll appear more natural.

Your voice -

Be animated, avoid speaking in a monotone. Show excitement for your material with your voice. We suggest, you should always practice your talks out loud, that way you hear your voice and the words you are using. This helps you to modify your delivery in ways that will improve your impact with audiences.

If you use these non verbal communication ideas you’ll become someone whose presentations carries an impact and you’ll be on your way to career and life success.

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No one willingly gives a presentation when they don’t believe in their presentation skills, but a lot of people are forced to in their every day lives. Sometimes these presentations are required through school or work or some other event but most people do have to give one sometime in their life. No one wants to have bad presentation skills either, but sometimes they just can’t get it right and none of the instructions on what to do is working for them.

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Too often guides to becoming a good presenter focus only on what to do and what are good presentation skills and they don’t even mention what bad presentation skills are. Sometimes the traditional style of learning doesn’t work for people and knowing what not to do helps them more than anything else. Because of this need for information about bad presentation skills, below is a detailed explanation of everything done wrong in a presentation and why it’s bad.

There are always two steps to giving a presentation, and because of that there are two steps within which poor decisions are created. The primary is always going to be the organizational phase. The organizational phase is when all the information for a presentation is gathered, sorted and processed into a presentation. The number one mistake here is that it is done too late. Procrastinating to the night before can be hard not to do, but even giving yourself an extra day can help improve the presentation drastically.

The next example of bad presentation skills is poor ordering. Simply throwing together all the information will create a hard to deliver and hard to understand presentation. Along with the technical aspects of the organization phase, it’s often viewed in bad light when you don’t write anything down at all. Some individuals can naturally organize things in their head, but all people will benefit from putting it down on paper, even if it takes a little more time. These are the bad presentation skills that you should avoid during the organizational phase.

The next phase, delivery, has just as many poor presentation skills. The first and most common is muttering or speaking softly. While many folks are shy in front of crowds, muttering and speaking quietly will only draw more attention to you than if you were to speak in a reasonable manner in the first place; on top of that it makes your presentation impossible to understand. The next example of bad presentation skills is ignoring the audience.

Without acknowledging they are there or making eye contact the audience usually loses interest in what you have to say fast, and that will make your entire presentation wasted. Finally, do not acknowledge mistakes during the presentation. It’s fine to discuss and reflect on how you could have done better afterwards, but don’t interrupt the flow of the presentation to dwell on a mispronounced word or mistake, simply correct yourself and move on; often times an audience won’t even realize that you had made a mistake, so acknowledging it in this fashion only makes it more pronounced.

These are the bad presentation skills related to delivery.

There you have got it, the worst and most prominent presentation skills. Often time’s people won’t realize they are doing any of these and while they’re actively utilizing the good presentation skills, they are oblivious to the bad ones and are unable to fix them. Becoming a good presenter is a two step process, the first is to cease using the bad presentation skills and the second is to start using the good ones. Usually being aware of not to do will be just as useful as knowing what to do. Knowing this is half the struggle to become a great presenter.

DOOR India designed a program for for anyone wishing to fine tune their presentation skills. It is a practical program where you have the opportunity to try a fresh approach, and put it into practice. The program is a balance of solid theory and challenging practice. Participants make presentations during the program, and receive feedback on their performance.

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You cannot be effective and productive in your day if you don’t have a transparent plan of how you are spending your time. Therefore, it’s necessary firstly to identify how you are spending your time, and then to identify ways of making that time more productive. We gathered several simple methods for increasing your time.

Time Management

 

1. Deal with interruptions :–

The objective when dealing with distractions is to minimize their effects and limit the damage. The first step in dealing with interruptions is to screen your visitors as much as possible. This does not mean you should make yourself unapproachable, but make sure your visitors are not there to have a nice chat at the cost of your schedule.

There should be a time limit for visits. Give clear pointers to visitors that you are busy and that you would like to get down to business as soon as possible.

If the interruption could be a colleague needing some time, it serves well to go over to the said person’s workstation instead. Agreeing on a quiet time with the co-worker means you keep the lines of communication open, without disrupting your schedule.

Not all things are as easily controllable however. Crises can occur from human error. These situations usually add to your workload and push your schedule into chaos. The most effective way out of this is to reassess your priorities, attempt to delegate more tasks, or find alternate solutions to your tasks.

2. Saying no :–

Below you’ll be able to notice some sensible ways to say no:-

“Would you be able to handle that situation for now? I’m really busy with [Tell about task] and I wouldn’t be able to give it any attention until this afternoon.”

“I understand there’s a rush to get that done; I’m working on [say task] at the moment, is there any other option to make it happen?”

“Now is not a good time for me, I’m all out engaged on [say task here]”

3. Review your desk set up

Working doesn’t mean your work environment has to be dreary and dreadfully boring. In fact, better working conditions always result in a better output. A lively atmosphere keeps work from getting tedious, as long as distractions are minimized.

Good working conditions aren’t just about a lively atmosphere, however. To make your office space more productive, you should organize your office in a manner that makes your work flow better.

Reduce clutter by getting rid of things you do not need.

Consider where your paperwork is stored, see if you’re able to find what you need without wasting time looking for it.

Work out the paper flow on your desk and organize it so you do not have to dig through piles of paperwork to get to what you need, or misplace important documents when you need them in a hurry.

4. Good communication equals efficiency:–

A major part of time management is getting your message through effectively to your colleagues in order to optimize efficiency of your workplace. You’ll be able to be commanding a large team of people and yet still be unable to get work done properly if you cannot communicate your goals. Good communication skills can get you better results, even with a smaller team.

Communication is a two way street. Listen carefully and speak clearly. Ensure you understand the requirements before you take up a project. Pay attention when you are being spoken to, so there is less need for repetition. Be precise in communicating your desires when asking for assistance.

5. Streamline email communications:–

  • Adopt a company-wide system of abbreviations and acronyms to easily identify emails, and use the subject heading to display short messages wherever possible.  Learn to speed read, or at least increase your reading speed.  That way you can ascertain the important information in a shorter amount of time.
  • Ensure that you use priority flags for urgent emails only, and avoid attaching large files.  You can instead use an intranet or hyperlink to direct the receiver to the file.

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If you are a business owner, you recognize that there are several instances when you are faced with events that require negotiation skills. You may need to work with a board of directors to determine the best courses of action for your business to take. Negotiation will take place if your business is involved in any legal proceedings. Coming to an agreement on the purchase price of business buildings or commodities used in producing a product are subject to negotiation.

negotiation-skills-trainingSelling products that your company produces requires negotiation skills with buyers. Hiring employees will also utilize a business owner’s negotiation skills, because wages and benefits must be discussed and agreed upon by both parties. Although you could retain a lawyer for the purpose of negotiation, it can be a costly alternative over time, and in some instances as a business owner you may want to work with important business contacts personally rather than working through a third party. For all these reasons, the savvy business owner will want to receive competent negotiating skills training from a successful and reputable agency.

What Topics may be lined in an exceedingly Negotiation Course?

In a negotiation course, you would learn about different styles of negotiation and which ones would be most effective to meet your particular business needs. Under an instructor’s watchful eye, your business negotiation skills can be honed so that you can use them effectively when you return to your place of business. In essence, negotiation skills training teaches you about conflict resolution, and alternative ways to come into agreement about important business problems. There are many times in business when you will need the cooperation of another party in order to reach your business goals. This is when business negotiation skills come into play.

Through negotiation skills training you will also discover that negotiation is a process that often takes time. You will want to get to know the opposite party and what it is that they seek out of the negotiation, and also build trust in that party, all of which requires time to achieve.

Negotiating skills training will also show you that negotiation takes a level-headed approach. Too often, negotiations get waylaid by the emotions of one or both parties. If the other party decides to leave the negotiations, which in most cases either party is at liberty to do, you have not achieved your business goal, so it does make good business sense to learn how through appropriate negotiation skills training to be prepared for making concessions and standing firm for what you truly want and need in a manner that will leave you energized and not angry.

When it comes to your business negotiating, training is a valuable investment in your company’s future success. Business negotiation skills can be successfully learned through training seminars and courses, and put to good effect immediately in your business dealings.

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Sales Management Training

Sales are the single most important part of any business. While all aspects of business are important, without sales you have no business. That is why it is important to have a well trained sales staff. Sales training is one of the best ways to make sure that your sales staff knows and understands all of the techniques and methods to gain your business sales.

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If your business has a fairly large staff of sales personnel you might want to consider hiring a company to train your staff. There are many different approaches to sales and you should look into the methods that the company will be teaching your sales personnel. Make sure that they teach some type of web sales.

The training company should teach a variety of methods to achieve sales including advertising, marketing and selling over the Internet.

Every business operates differently and sells a different product or service. The methods to sell those products or services will depend on what you are selling. Your training company should take note of your business and determine what methods are most appropriate for your staff to learn.

The personnel will learn how advertising affects their sales and the different methods that can be used through advertising to increase sales. Keeping loyal customers is another part of successful sales. Bringing in new customers is not the only part of sales. It is important to keep those customers as well.

It might be next to impossible to get all of the staff together for one training session. You will have to find alternative ways to get everyone trained. The personnel that are available in the office will benefit from one training session that can be conducted in office. For those that are out of the office they might be able to have an online training session instead of coming into the office. There is a way to get every one of your sales staff trained no matter what the circumstances are. If it is necessary to conduct one-on-one training then a good training company will be able to provide it.

Some businesses do not seem to think that training their sales staff is worth the money. However, they make this decision to their own detriment. The businesses that have the trained staff are at a sizable advantage over those that do not. Online technology has created a new way of conducting sales and it is important that your business learn the techniques. A good sales training company can give your staff the important techniques that are proven to be successful online.

When you are conducting business today the environment has grown to include the entire world. You have to bring customers in from everywhere in the world. The online world is the way that you do that. Your sales staff will be completely trained in this method of selling when you have them properly trained in online selling.

Everyone in your office can benefit from some degree of training. One place where sales training will benefit a great deal is in the customer service department. Anyone who deals directly with customers can benefit from learning the techniques that are presented in a sales training seminar.

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Strong communication skills are always a valued asset both in business and personal settings. Anyone can benefit from impeccable communication for job interviews, speeches, meeting with clients, or any number of other business communication contexts. Soft skills training is one of the most valuable yet overlooked types of communication coaching for business.

Soft SKills Training
Soft skills are an offshoot of general communication skills that include a cluster of social graces, personality traits, habits, and sense of optimism and friendliness that characterizes one’s overall relationships. The training is about adding a personal or ‘human touch’ to the way in which you communicate. It plays a role not only in effectively speaking and communicating but in broader interactions with others in a positive, cooperative, and productive manner. This powerful coaching can show its value for anyone in almost any business context as well as one’s private life.

For example, soft skills mastery will play a crucial role for any entrepreneur looking to convince a team of potential investors on the value of their enterprise. Employers could use their soft skills training to work with their employees on a more personal level to enhance the overall sense of cohesion and teamwork.

This form of communication stresses the discarding of speaking in abstract or impersonal language and instead addressing people as human beings, on a more intimate or emotional level. A speaker with soft skills mastery will not only be able to clearly convey ideas and concepts, but also their passion, priorities, urgency, and sense of personal investment to their listeners.

Without realizing it, many of us sound robotic when speaking in front of an audience. This is why soft skills training is vital in any business atmosphere. It is a system rooted and supported in both business and sociology. It extends beyond other forms of training because at its core it is not about the transmission of words and ideas but rather, the human-to-human interaction itself, independent of the environment.

Used correctly, a businessperson’s career and personal life can flourish from learning this unique set of communication skills. The trained speaker will intuitively be able to command presence which will grab the attention of an audience and sway them to the message. Good coaching will also relieve the nervousness and insecurity most people experience with public speaking, replacing it instead with genuine confidence. Ideally, such training will extend to non-verbal communication and body language down to the small but important details like the way you walk and move through a room to instil a since of presence and confidence, even before you speak a single word.

Learning the verbal and non-verbal methods to this potentially life-changing set of skills will allow your business and personal relationships to flourish. Soft skills training is not only helpful for those who give regular public speeches or presentations. Such people often already have good communication skills. It is also important for anyone who feels they lack confidence communicating effectively and convincingly with co-workers, bosses, employees, investors, or clients.

If you believe soft skills training could be of benefit to yourself or any of your team, meet our qualified communication skills trainers with a strong reputation. Be aware that good trainers will usually have very competitive prices but it is not hard to see how such an investment can pay off many times over in the long run.

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Here is a common question we hear from today’s business leaders: What is the most effective way of holding people accountable when they aren’t getting the results you expect of them?

Accountability CommunityDesired results don’t automatically materialize just because you expect the best from your people. Desired results are only achieved when you:–

(1) Clearly define those results
(2) Diligently ensure that everyone involved is aligned and assumes full accountability to deliver the specified results
(3) Frequently monitor progress toward each of the results
(4) Constantly make needed course corrections along the way, and
(5) Remain enthusiastically engaged until all of the desired results are realized. That’s how it works.

So, to the question above, if you’re doing all of that and still not getting the results you expect, what should you do? First, make sure you really are doing all of that by applying the Accountability Sequence—Form, Communicate, Align, and Inspect.

If the Accountability Sequence is solidly in place and the desired results are still not forthcoming, find out why by holding an Accountability Conversation with your key people. Determine exactly why they are not achieving the results you expect. Is the why about Motivation (willingness), Training (ability), Accountability (follow-through), or Culture (work environment)?

Consider the following example. A manufacturing company had been attempting to solve a serious, long-standing process design problem with little success. The VP of operations was frustrated with what he saw as an apparent lack of concern for the problem from his young engineering staff. When he finally took the time to hold Accountability Conversations with a few of his engineers, he discovered that they were not engaged because they perceived the operations staff to be resistant to their new ideas.

As a consequence, their motivation for solving the process design problem was almost non-existent. When the VP challenged them to take another crack at the problem in collaboration with an experienced mentor from the operations staff, they solved the problem so well that the company not only increased productivity but also saved millions in operating costs.

Once the motivation problem, along with the associated cultural barriers, had been addressed, the VP’s desired results were quickly achieved. Not surprisingly, the VP adopted a policy of using junior staff engineers and senior operating mentors to attack other issues throughout the manufacturing operations. As this example shows, don’t hesitate to use the Accountability Sequence and the Accountability Conversation whenever you’re not getting the results you expect.

To learn more about getting the results you really want, we invite you to join the Accountability Community at OZprinciple, where you can review actual client case studies.

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In this world of competition everyone vying for the other person’s job. It is important to acquire better skill sets and keep ahead of the competition. One such skill is communication. With the best communication skills required by the corporate world today you can be assured that career advancements will surely be thrown to the wind and you will be left in the shallow while the rest of your colleagues will climb the ladder of success.

develop-communication-skillsCommunication skills or the ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and business purchasers or customers is the most important qualification of a successful executive. Any business needs to have excellent communication facilities to be understood within and without the boundaries of the business. Managers and senior executives must constantly work on developing their communication skills if they are to effectively handle their domains and make the business more productive.

Signing up for a short term course in communication skills is a method to boost your chances of career advancement. Look at it this way, if you improve them you will be able to effectively communicate with your superiors and thus will be able to communicate to them your need to advance in the organization. You may be dropping hints for a promotion but the boss may not be able to understand you, this is one example of bad communication skills. If you look around you will find many people climbing the corporate ladder just because they have better during this. Many universities even have degree programs for those who want to study communication techniques and enhance their communication skills.

A degree in communication skills will assure your prospective or present employer that your profile of skills include honesty, sociability, communication skills, integrity, decision making ability, speaking, reasoning, listening and a host of other skills. All these skills are acknowledged by the Department of Labor as the key skills needed for managers to effectively manage their domains in order to produce the best productivity in terms of man hours. This is endorsed by every business house in the world. Effective communication skills are something no business can do without.

You can be assured that your career advancement opportunities will greatly increase once you have enhanced your communication skills. Being able to speak effectively in public and address groups of people is important to get your ideas across. You may be needed to communicate to people individually or in groups through public forums. You may be needed to do this personally or through some medium such as the internet, newspapers, magazines or the radio and even television. They will permit you to make an effective impact on your target audience if you have the necessary skills in communications.

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In general, most of the managers think that they are good at interviewing. In their point of view, it is not hard for them to select the right candidates to fill up the vacancies in their organizations. However, it has been found out by the researchers that a lot of managers fail to carry out their task as interviewers.

interviewing skillsThey apply too several perceptions and they make up their mind too early. They do not collect sufficient information about the candidates and they fail to evaluate the potential employees in the systematic manner. As a result, they make the wrong selection and they do not place the right person at the right place.

To be frank, it is not easy to carry out the recruitment process well. Sometimes they just jump to the conclusion that the candidates are not good and they reject them. In fact, there is no proof showing that the rejected candidates are poor. They may turn out to be better choices if the right strategies are used. It is indeed hard to prove that the candidates have made serious mistakes during the short interviewing sessions unless they obviously show that they are incompetent.

Before you conduct any employment interview, you are reminded to prepare the materials and questions earlier so that you can have a smoother transaction with the candidates. It is your job to list down ways of starting the interviews with the aim of capturing the candidates’ attention. You need to take good care of your corporate image.

You must ensure that the candidates have a favorable impression of your organization before they leave the interview sessions. You need to make sure that the potential employees know about the job positions they are applying. You need to make them understand more about your organization so that they can decide whether they want to work with your organization or not at the first place.

In order to make the selection process better, it is a must for the managers to learn, unlearn and relearn. You should go through a proper interviewing skills training on how to interview people effectively if you don’t have good questioning and interviewing skills. Besides, you also need to sharpen your listening skill too. Being a competent manager, you need to steer the interviews towards a win-win situation.

Selecting good talents for the organizations is not something easy. These potential people are the ones who make your job easier. Hence, you must make your selection carefully using your  interviewing skills.

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Public speaking is tough for most, but with a little help, you can polish your presentation skills and impress even the foremost crucial audiences. Use the following 7 tips to diminish your anxiety and improve your presentations.

1. Take a class: This may seem like a obvious solution, but you would be surprised how many people never think of enrolling in a public speaking class. Ask your employer if they will offer one through their training department or bring in an outside program. If they aren’t receptive to the idea, check out your local college as most offer refresher classes.

Presentation skills2. Join an organization dedicated to improving your presentation skills. Not only do you have a safe environment to practice, but you get objective feedback on your presentations so you know where you need to improve.

3. Practice: Practice, and then practice a little more. If you have got a speech to deliver, you should know it start to finish. Practice until you are comfortable with the material and it just rolls off your tongue.

4. Video tape your practice sessions: Most people hate to see themselves on TV, so that makes this especially difficult – but extremely effective. If you are serious about mastering in presentation, you need to see yourself as others see you. Watching yourself deliver a speech will help you determine your strengths and show you where you still need improvement. You’ll also get an opportunity to see that you’re probably not as bad as you think!

5. Select topics that you are knowledgeable or passionate about. It’s much easier to be engaging and comfortable when speaking about something you are experience in or have a lot of energy around. Persist with your strengths and you’ll quickly build your confidence.

6. Speak at every opportunity: Speaking is like exercising a muscle, the more you use it, the better developed it becomes. So raise your hand the next time an opportunity arises – in all likelihood, you’ll be the only one.

7. Relax and remember that people came to see you. Chances are good that you are way more critical of yourself than anyone else. So take a deep breath and remember that you have something the audience wants – information – because that is where they are going to focus most of their attention.

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