Viola Davis’ Award-Winning Oscar Speech

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Viola Davis Academy Awards Speech
If you watched the Oscars like us, you saw Viola Davis’ Academy Award winning acceptance speech, a gem among the humdrum thank you speeches most other award winners stumbled or rambled through. Her speech offers a good blueprint for those being honored for their accomplishments, and longer speeches in general. What makes this Academy Award […] Read More...

Why you should increase your communication skills

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 by Pinnacle Performance Company
Increase Your Communication Skills
We believe the ability to communicate with purpose and clarity is the key to personal and professional success. We’re not alone. In a recent CNBC interview, Julie Sweet, the CEO of Accenture’s North America business said the greatest advice she could give was this: “Develop excellent communication skills. I think people underrate the importance of […] Read More...

How to improve presentation skills: Train like Katie Ledecky

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
Improve Presentation Skills Katie Ledecky
Wondering how to improve presentation skills? There are some valuable lessons you can learn from five-time Olympic gold medalist, nine-time world champion, and world-record holding swimmer Katie Ledecky to achieve gold medal worthy presentation skills. Practice Like It’s Your Performance Katie Ledecky swims 55,000 to 70,000 meters each week. Aside from logging quality pool time, she often practices […] Read More...

Three keys to a strong first impression

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 by Pinnacle Performance Company
Communicate Effectively First Impressions
We all know first impressions are important. But why are they so important? Because they happen quickly and don’t change easily. 7 Seconds to Make an Impact A Princeton University study found people make snap judgments about the attractiveness, likability, trustworthiness, competence and aggressiveness of a fellow human within a tenth of a second of […] Read More...

How to give a killer presentation | Master Intro

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Pinnacle Performance Company
Give Killer Presentation
How to give a killer presentation? Let’s start at the very beginning: the introduction. The introduction is critical because it’s your chance to make a strong first impression and establish your credibility, to summarize your main points and share your message’s core theme, to introduce the benefit to your audience and discuss the goals you […] Read More...

How to give a killer presentation | Handling the Q&A

Posted on June 29th, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
How to Deliver a Killer Presentation
One of the big keys for how to give a killer presentation is how well you answer questions. If you nail the message delivery, but can’t effectively answer the questions, that’s all your audience will remember. To see a real world example, watch two tech titans – facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the late Apple […] Read More...

How to Communicate Effectively | Storytelling

Posted on May 1st, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
How to Communicate Effectively | Storytelling
We love TED Talks. Our workshop attendees love them too. But not all TED Talks are created equal. Ever wonder why some go viral and others flounder? According to Carmine Gallo, who recently analyzed 500 TED talks (150 hours) and interviewed some of the most popular TED speakers, the TED talks that go viral consist […] Read More...

How to Communicate Effectively | Intention

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by David Lewis
How to Communicate Effectively | Intention
You are the subject matter expert. You spent hours preparing your content and putting them on slides. The big day comes and you deliver your message. The audience responds with crickets, blank stares, even a yawn. It happens in meeting rooms, corner offices and cubicles time and again. Unfortunately, most business professionals (at all levels) […] Read More...

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking: 3 Phases of Preparation

Posted on March 1st, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking
Seventy percent of Americans think presentation skills are critical to their work success, according to a survey done by the Harris Poll and presentation company Prezi. But 20 percent of respondents also said they would do almost anything to avoid giving a presentation, including pretending to be sick or asking a colleague to give the […] Read More...

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking: Turn Anxiety Into Excitement

Posted on February 19th, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking
Seventy percent of Americans think presentation skills are critical to their work success, according to a survey done by the Harris Poll and presentation company Prezi. But 20 percent of respondents also said they would do almost anything to avoid giving a presentation, including pretending to be sick or asking a colleague to give the […] Read More...

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