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5 Ways to Improve Your Vocal Skills for Presentations

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 9/23/19 12:08 PM


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Trainers need excellent vocal skills to engage their learners and keep them active in training. Strong vocal skills are important in many other situations as well, both professionally and personally (e.g. interviewing for a new job, going on a date with your special someone, delivering a presentation for your colleagues, etc.). In all these situations, it’s important to concentrate on what you are saying, as well as how you are saying it. Strong vocal communication skills are critical in training and in life, so it’s a good idea to know how to improve them.

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Topics: instructional techniques, presentation skills

5 Steps to Prepare a Professional Presentation

Posted by Langevin Team on 12/17/18 8:00 AM


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Today, with modern technology and social media, there are so many ways to communicate ideas. Everywhere you turn, people are talking and motivational speakers are on the rise. I particularly enjoy TED Talks as they are clear, concise, and to the point.

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Topics: presentation skills, communication

How I took my Presentation Skills to the Next Level

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 7/30/18 8:00 AM


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We’ve all heard it before. One of the best ways to improve your presentation skills is to record yourself. When you’re done, review the recording to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Critique yourself against a checklist of skills. Evaluate items like speaking style, avoidance of speech fillers, confidence, friendliness, voice, posture, eye contact, facial expression and gestures, just to name a few. So, have you ever recorded yourself? Better yet, did you actually watch the recording?

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Topics: presentation skills

5 Timeless Training Concepts

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 5/7/18 8:00 AM


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I’m a big fan of working out and staying fit. At my local gym, I often notice exercise programs change frequently. One day they are offering cross-fit, a few months later they are offering fitness 360, a few months later they are offering fitness boot camp, and on and on. One fad fitness workout program after another. Who knew there were so many ways to keep fit!

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Topics: facilitation skills, adult learning principles, instructional techniques, presentation skills, instructional design, technology and training, public speaking skills

4 Presentation Techniques to Grab an Audience’s Attention

Posted by Jeff Welch on 12/12/16 8:00 AM



If you work in the training and development field, there may come a time, whether in a training workshop, at a conference or in a meeting, when you’ll be called upon to deliver a polished and professional presentation for an audience.

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Topics: presentation skills

How to Make a Speech Memorable

Posted by Langevin Team on 1/4/16 3:00 AM



Many of you have likely had the great opportunity to attend a commencement ceremony. I had the wonderful privilege of attending my grandson’s college graduation. Occasions like this are always filled with so much joy. The cheers and excitement from family and friends are simply palpable as the graduates are being honored for their achievement. My eyes were filled with tears as my loved one walked across the stage to receive his degree; it’s an exhilarating moment to witness.

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Topics: presentation skills

How to Use Video to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 1/12/15 3:00 AM

Why is it that people take “selfies” everywhere, but when you want to take a video of them training in a class, they freak out?! I think I know why people shudder at the thought of being caught on video. They realize the camera doesn’t miss a thing. It doesn’t matter what you do, or how you do it, nothing will be missed. This is why video can be such a valuable tool to help us improve our training or presentation skills.

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Topics: instructional techniques, presentation skills

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