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Eliminating “ums”

One of the most distracting habits during a presentation is when a speaker peppers the presentation with “ums”. It is an unfortunate habit. Speakers are seldom aware of it. Audiences become obsessed with counting it. It’s a nagging problem. And it can be a major distraction in an otherwise decent, intelligent presentation. So what can […]

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Power of Presence

What is this thing called “Presence”? Is it a vibe? A star quality? Charisma? It is an elusive quality for sure – but we know it when we see it. Are we born with it or can we acquire it? I believe, both. But we can cultivate it. “Command presence” is a term that was […]

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