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Presentation skills for your big-screen blockbuster

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“Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away”. “I believe in the church of Baseball”. “I owe everything to George Bailey”. “Rosebud”. Recognize these? They’re the opening lines of some really great movies. Star Wars, Bull Durham, It’s a Wonderful Life, Citizen Kane. Imagine if these movies had started differently. “In a past scenario, […]


Body Language is a Presentation Skill that Sets the Stage for Success

Have you ever heard of the comedic musician Victor Borge? Take a look at an old film clip of Borge on YouTube. His trademark humorous sketch involved reading a story and illustrating the punctuation marks by drawing them in the air with accompanying sound effects. It never failed to capture an audience and keep them […]


Executive Presence: Inspiration or Education

I have just returned from a conference in Argentina. This meeting was for the international Entrepreneurial Organization (EO), and 450 members attended from all over the world. The goal was to offer outstanding speakers, learning events and networking, and to fully experience our host city, Buenos Aries. At one event, I sat next to a […]


3 Public Speaking Tips From James Bond

Over the past month, the Bond franchise has come roaring back with the International hit Skyfall. Of course, considering the character, the movie is full of incredible stunts, gorgeous locales, and even some high tech gadgetry. However, unlike Bond films of the past, which pit Bond against a maniacal villain bent on world domination or […]


Poetry Power in Executive Presence

Is there anyone who distills ideas into concentrated communication better than poets? And by poets, I mean everyone from Robert Frost to Dr. Seuss, pop singers to rap artists. That’s why a recent article in The Atlantic magazine caught my attention. Dorothea Lasky, an educator and poet, penned the article What Poetry Teaches Us About […]


3 Ways To Always Sound Original (Even If Your Presentation Isn’t)

Some public speaking topics are easier than others.  If you’re talking about a breakthrough in modern medicine the new idea can carry the presentation.  However, if you’re trying to convince a room full of potential clients to purchase your product, chances are you aren’t the first person to tell them about a very similar product.  […]


3 Public Speaking Skills From Fantasy Football

As the NFL® prepares for week 4, I’ve noticed many of my friends rushing to their computers and smart phones at seemingly random intervals.  Why? They are updating their fantasy football rosters. The level of obsession demonstrated by some fantasy football leaguers is astounding.  On an hourly basis they check for injuries, look at the […]


5 Reasons Stories Are Better For Public Speaking

A common public speaking tip is to use humorous stories.  Likewise, many of VoicePro®’s articles have stated that using funny personal stories far outweighs using jokes. Of course the question remains: Why not jokes!? To give insight into the benefit of storytelling, we offer you five reasons that stories are better than jokes when you give […]


5 Communication Skills Tips for Becoming a PowerPoint Outlaw

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Your PowerPoint presentation will be outlawed if a start-up political party in Switzerland has its say.  Okay, maybe they’re not really all that serious, but we appreciate the point of view at VoicePRO®. The group laments that millions of people worldwide “are obliged to be present at boring presentations” at a cost of billions of […]


VoicePRO® Launches Persuasive PowerPoint® Presentation Skills Workshop

man giving persuasive presentation

April 18, 2011 – Cleveland, OH – VoicePRO®, the nationally recognized communication training organization, has launched Persuasive PowerPoint® , a new two-day presentation skills workshop for advanced communicators that teaches participants to combine the intellectual, PowerPoint side of communication with the power of examples and stories to more effectively move an audience to action and results. […]





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