A recent study by Spencer Kelly, Associate Professor of Psychology, Colgate University showed that people were much quicker to understand any verbal message when the message was supported by appropriate gestures.
When the gestures were either missing or didn’t match the message was harder to understand.
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Chapter 6 of the audio book version of ‘Leadership Charisma’ is ready to download. If you missed any earlier chapters or the introduction to this series of free downloads please browse here to catch up. Chapter 6 is entitled ‘The Haney-Sirbasku Success System’.
To listen to or to download the latest chapter press the ‘continue’ link. Continue reading “LEADERSHIP CHARISMA – FREE AUDIO BOOK: CHAPTER 6” »
Eye contact is a critical tool in creating a charismatic impression when you speak – either one-to-one or one-to-many.
When charismatic speakers present every person in the room feels that their comments are directed at them personally. When they speak they hold our attention. Eye contact plays a large part in creating this impact… Continue reading “THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL” »
Your voice is an endlessly versatile instrument – with the smallest changes in tone, volume and inflection you can express the full range of emotions from depression to joy, from enthusiasm to lethargy, from pessimism to optimism.
When presenting inject variations in tempo, volume, tone, etc. to make what you are saying interesting and to underline and emphasize key points with the emotional depth and color only your voice can add. Continue reading “COLOR YOUR PRESENTATIONS” »
Common courtesy is so uncommon that it’s actually charismatic!
In the research for ‘Leadership Charisma’ we surveyed almost 400,000 employees worldwide to see what charismatic leaders did that engaged those who worked for them to be so much more productive. There were lots of factors – one of those was common courtesy.
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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.
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” »