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HOW TO USE IMAGES IN PRESENTATIONS

The easiest way to make your speeches and presentations powerful and memorable is to emulate the greatest speakers – use lots of imagery to make your key points.

How to use images in presentations

In the first post of this three-part series we looked at the research that demonstrates the power of imagery in presentations. In the second post you read how to spice up your presentations in “6 ways of lighting up your talks and speeches with imagery”.  In this final post we’ll look at how to go about injecting imagery into your presentations. Continue reading “HOW TO USE IMAGES IN PRESENTATIONS” »

PRESENTATIONS – 6 WAYS TO LIGHT THEM UP

The most powerful speakers make great use of imagery to make their talks and presentations engaging and memorable.  In the first part of this three-part series you read about the considerable research on the effectiveness of imagery.

Presentations - use images to light them up

In this part we’ll look at six ways you can easily inject images into any of your presentations to make them engaging and memorable. Continue reading “PRESENTATIONS – 6 WAYS TO LIGHT THEM UP” »

INSPIRING LEADERS SEEK INPUT

Want to be an inspiring leader? Research shows that a key element in becoming an inspiring and charismatic leader is making it a habit to solicit ideas, opinions and suggestions from those who work for you.

Solicit ideas, opinions and suggestions

In the largest study ever undertaken into what makes some leaders particular inspiring (400,000 employees rated their 40,000 managers on their ability to inspire) we found that formally polling people for their input on a regular basis was one of the most impactful habits a leader can build.  Here’s how to do it. Continue reading “INSPIRING LEADERS SEEK INPUT” »

LEADERSHIP CHARISMA
– FREE AUDIO BOOK: CHAPTER 2

Chapter 2 of the audio book version of ‘Leadership Charisma’ is ready to download.  If you missed Chapter 1 and the introduction to this series of free downloads please browse here to catch up.  Chapter 2 is entitled ‘The Leadership Charisma Model’.

Leadership Charisma - Chapter 2

To listen to or to download the latest chapter press the ‘continue’ link. Continue reading “LEADERSHIP CHARISMA </br> – FREE AUDIO BOOK: CHAPTER 2” »

THE IMPACT OF TOUCH IN BUSINESS-1

The impact of touch in business

Touch is one of the most effective tools a leader has at her disposal to build the trust that develops and deepens the relationships with the people they wish to engage.

In this first part of a two-post series we look at why touch is so effective, and at how to use it appropriately to enhance your business relationships.

The Power of Touch

As the largest organ in your body, representing about one fifth of your total body weight, and one absolutely covered with nerve endings, your skin is one of the most important interfaces you have with the world around you and those in it.

Matthew Hertenstein, a psychologist at DePauw University in Indiana found that blindfolded candidates touched by complete strangers could distinguish eight distinct emotions ranging from love to gratitude or disgust.  “We used to think that touch only served to intensify communicated emotions” he said, but his research shows that touch is a “much more differentiated signaling system than we had imagined”. Continue reading “THE IMPACT OF TOUCH IN BUSINESS-1” »