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Body Language for Presentations
 
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Let's look at some body language tips for presentations and public speaking. Non verbal communication and body language play a big role in how you come across and should be a key part how to do a killer presentation. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Body Language Tips: 1. Make eye contact and smile. Be sure your eye contact is very direct. Also, smile while you connect to keep your eye contact warm. 2. Post and gestured. Be sure to not do anything like shuffle your feet, sway, etc. Just stand comfortably with your feet about shoulder width apart. Be sure to gesture from a position called a loose steeple. Keep your hands loosely clasped at about your waist and gesture naturally from there. 3. Pause and nod after key ideas. This will add emphasis and get people nodding along with you. Nodding during pauses is contagious. Try it.
How to Avoid Filler Words
 
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How to avoid filler words when speaking, public speaking and stop saying um, you know, uh, like, you know, and other fillers. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips I consider this one of the best speaking tips because it worked for me! It will help you improve your public speaking and presentation skills. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com Some researchers call these vocalized pauses or filler words and they can take away from that nice confident sound most speakers want. Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4
Leadership Styles Autocratic Democratic Laissez-Faire
 
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Leadership styles like autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire styles in the workplace have different strengths and weaknesses. Which leadership style or type of manager are you? This video looks at each style and touches on how each one has some usefulness depending upon the situation. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips The video mainly compares and contrasts autocratic style vs. democratic style of leadership and touches briefly on the laissez-fair style. Autocratic Leadership = Boss-centered leadership with a high power distance between the leader and the employees. Democratic Leadership = Team-centered leadership. The leader seeks input on decisions and delegates. Laissez-faire Leadership = Hands-off leadership. In the French it means "Let do." In other words, let the people do as they choose.
Public Speaking Anxiety Tips
 
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These public speaking anxiety tips will help you overcome nervousness when giving a presenting. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips These time-tested tips will help take the edge off. This video looks at the both the mindsets and the practical steps to help you deal with anxiety for an oral presentation. Everybody gets at least a little nervous during presentations. It's probably one of the most common anxiety-producing experiences people have. But, you don't have to let nerves stop you from delivering an effective presentation. How you deal with presentation stress and anxiety will shape how you perform in the moment. Follow this advice to help you calm your nerves. Mindset Realizations: - You don't look as nervous as you feel. - You can be nervous and still give a great presentation. - Nervousness is closely related to excitement Practical Tips: - Practice like crazy because 95% of your results will get worked out beforehand while practicing even if you are nervous - Focus on your audience and message, not on how you personally come across - Visualize the first few moments of the presentation Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Effective Communication Skills Training: Concise, Clear, Confident  (Part 1 of 7) | Long-windedness
 
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This 7-part free mini-course teaches you effective communication skills: how to communicate concisely, clearly, and confidently. Lesson 1 goes after the common underlying problem of long-windedness for more effective communication skills in the workplace and daily conversation. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com In step-by-step fashion, you'll learn to develop effective communication skills for the workplace and everyday life. Main Point: Long-windedness is a key enemy of effective communication skills and clear communication. Most people assume that if they can talk a lot, then they must be a good communicator. This is simply not true. Long-windedness creates very bad impressions in professional settings. For effective workplace communication, you must make long-windedness your enemy and learn how to speak clearly. 1. It is important to get to the bottom of why you may be long-winded. Are you insecure? Do you like the attention? Are you to self-focused? Nervous? All the tips in the world will not undue long-winded communication if you have not resolved why you sometimes get overly talkative. 2. Gauge your long-windedness. Are you very concise or very long-winded or a little of both. Set a goal to lean toward concise communication in most situations. 3. Commit to concise communication. Conciseness is the foundation of clear and confident communication. This is true in social settings but especially important when seeking effective communication skills for the workplace. The first step in this 7-part mini-course is simple. Realize that long-winded communication will prevent most people from becoming the high-quality communicator they desire to be. The rest of the min-course provides specific strategies to make your messages more concise, clear, and confident. For more, see the rest of the series below and begin working toward more effective communication skills. Part 1: Long-windedness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBewm5guJk Part 2: Concise Overall Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xPwQLFxqLw Part 3: Concise Statements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjkCp0MkpS4 Part 4: Organized Thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmsqTxNjSlA Part 5: Effective Pauses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43hrG6FbiA Part 6: Avoid Fillers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veOcR1LOH0 Part 7: Nonverbal Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zWRJSNtcHQ Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4
Transmission Model of Communication: Shannon and Weaver
 
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This video looks at the transmission model of communication by Shannon and Weaver. In most textbooks, it includes the sender, message, channel, receiver, and noise. The SMCR model is sometimes called the information transfer model of communication or linear model. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips This communication process or communication model was developed by Shannon and Weaver in the late 1940s and has some strengths: It's useful for understanding how information is transferred or transmitted from A to B. It also has many limitations when applying it to face-to-face communication. It lacks the concept of feedback and does not account for nonverbal communication nor the interpretive variation between and among people. The Shannon and Weaver model is sometimes called the transmission model of communication or the container model of communication depending on the textbook you're reading. Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4
Public Speaking For Beginners
 
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Public speaking for beginners. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips If you're just getting started, these Dos and Don'ts tips will help you get better at public speaking and presentations skills. The video looks at being organized and concise, making direct eye contact, using fewer notes to speak more extemporaneous, using simple slides for visual aids, and a confident posture, gestures, and voice. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
How to Ask Good Questions in Conversations
 
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To master the art of conversation, we have to learn how to ask good questions in conversations (Part 2 of 4). Good questions spark dynamic conversations. Many people mistakenly believe that you have to dazzle people and be really interesting to have a great conversation. The opposite is often true. The secret is to keep the other person talking with good questions. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com 1. Ask easy, direct questions. Ask questions that can be answered in even a single word to break the ice. 2. Ask follow up questions. Make sure they are open ended questions that start with words like "how" or "what." Use whatever answer the person gives to the easy question as potential fuel for your follow questions. In just two simple steps, you can keep a conversation going and keep the other person talking about their favorite topics. Questions are a key element in how to make small talk with friends new and old. In addition to How to ask good questions in conversation, see these related videos to master the art of conversation: Part 1: 3 Key Conversation Skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfff7ddXzxI Part 2: Asking Good Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJ03dDGlCk Part 3: How to Make Conversation with Anyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSA6cfGyUaQ Part 4: How to disagree respectfully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc9arLqKApE Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Communication Coach helps leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. Please like, comment, and share this video. It helps the channel grow. If you haven't subscribed, please do so by clicking the subscribe button. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to Speak Like a Leader
 
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How to speak like a leader. Leadership communication skills often boil down to four key differences when compared to the average person. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips How leaders communicate: 1. Leaders speak concisely. They figure out what the heart of their message and leaders talk clearly and concisely. Developing good leadership communication skills means getting right to the point. This is the key to most executive-level communication. Leadership communication skills often boil down to conciseness. 2. Leaders can speak outside of their own area of expertise about the value of other areas of the organization. In contrast, individual contributors often get entrenched in their own personal background of knowledge (e.g., IT, engineering, etc.). Leaders understand and can speak about the value of all of those different areas. This is most noticeable in groups. A key group leadership skill is speaking outside of your expertise background. Good leadership communication skills mean moving beyond self-advocacy and speaking about other areas more fluently. 3. Leaders speak a level above individual team concerns. How leaders communicate differently is also by focusing on the coordination and strategy between and among teams to help groups work toward common goals. 4. Leaders can speak about virtually every task to the overall goals of the business, the overarching priorities of the entire organization. Leaders communicate this way (a) because they think this way, and (b) because their communication matches their priorities. As a result, others hear them and say, "Oh, yeah. That's how we work toward this goal." Again, this often comes out in group settings. When it comes to group leadership skills, good leadership communication skills means reminders about the bigger picture their individual work supports. That's how leaders talk most of the time. Now you know "how to talk like a leader." Put it into practice right away. Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4
Politeness Theory
 
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Politeness Theory and Face (Goffman and Brown & Levinson) can help us have difficult conversations and communication effectively. This video gives examples of how positive and negative politeness sound in a conversation. Politeness Theory and Face are based upon the work of Goffman and Brown and Levinson and have had a big influence on communication theory over the decades. Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4 Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
How to Become a Leader at Work
 
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How to become a leader at work? This video unpacks a common three-step process that moves individual contributors to leadership positions in the workplace. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips 1. Become a great individual contributor 2. Lead by example 3. Apply for leadership positions It sounds simple but many people falsely assume if they just do their job well as an individual contributor that somebody will eventually promote them. Without the key middle step of leading by example--a crucial leadership development step--it is unlikely that you will rise to leadership positions very quickly.
French and Raven's Bases of Power
 
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French and Raven's Bases of Power explain the five and eventually six forms, types, or sources of power in the 1960s that still apply to us today in the workplace. These concepts are sometimes called French and Raven's power model or power taxonomy, but they all mean the same thing. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Many books list the five bases of power but French and Raven offered six power bases in all. The types of power are . . . 1. Legitimate Power 2. Reward Power 3. Coercive Power 4. Referent Power 5. Expert Power 6. Informational Power This model of power is as useful today as when French and Raven first published them. Reference Articles: - French, J. R. P., Raven, B. The bases of social power. In D. Cartwright and A. Zander. Group dynamics. New York: Harper & Row, 1959. - Raven, B. H. (1965). Social influence and power. In I.D. Steiner & M. Fishbein (Eds.),Current studies in social psychology (pp. 371–382). New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips
Transactional Model of Communication
 
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The Transactional Model of Communication is a good introduction to better understand the communication process. This basic communication theory, by Paul Watzlawick, Dean Barnlund, and others, builds on Shannon and Weaver's earlier transmission model of communication in ways that better capture the face-to-face dynamics of human communication. It became most known for the axiom, "You cannot not communicate." FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Citations: Dean Barnlund (1962): https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1460-2466.1962.tb01547.x Paul Watzlawick (1967): https://www.amazon.com/Pragmatics-Human-Communication-Interactional-Pathologies/dp/0393710599
How to Deliver an Extemporaneous Presentation or Speech
 
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Tips for how to deliver an extemporaneous presentation or speech. Great public speaking has that smooth conversational delivery style that we all admire. This video shows you how to do it. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips It's called extemporaneous speaking or extemporaneous delivery, where (a) the speaker knows the material (b) speaks in a conversational style, (c) from limited notes (d) in a structured way. In other words, it's not memorized but you're not reading either. It may sound and look comfortable and easy when great speakers do it, but it takes work to get there. Follow this advice for that smooth conversational delivery: 1. Commit to a structure. The backbone provided by a clear structure will help you stay on track and give you the confidence to express yourself. It gives you a roadmap to follow but provides flexibility. When learning how to delvery an extemporaneous speech, you simply must follow a clear structure. 2. Practice 10x or more. That sounds like a lot and it is but with practice comes comfort. Most speakers I know who sound conversational, practice many times beforehand. Most speakers who sound stiff or look at their notes a lot don't practice this many times. 3. Limit your notes to key words only. Each 2 to 3 times you practice, pair down your notes so you are eventually speaking from an outline with just single words or brief phrases for point and sub-point. Even a single word or phrase on your notes should be enough to keep you talking for about 30 seconds or so. The fewer notes you use, the easier it will be to connect to your listeners comfortably. When done right, extemporaneous public speaking sounds like the presenter is "just talking" from the heart about the subject. It sounds personal in ways that you just won't get when using lots of notes or by memorizing very specific wording. 4. Use a variety of words to express yourself each time you practice. In other words, don't try to say it the same way each time you practice. That will lead to a memorized and stiff sounding presentation. Each time you practice, express your ideas in slightly different words and phrases. When it's time to present, you have that fresh conversational delivery you admire in high-level speakers. 5. Keep your practice realistic. You might consider practicing the last few times with the TV or music on. Practice in front of a roommate or even your dog! The more realistic your practice conditions, the more prepared and comfortable you will be. Extemporaneous public speaking or presenting is a skill that you can build on and will help you excel for years to come in virtually any context or industry. Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4
Leading by Example
 
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Leading by example is the most powerful way to influence those around you. This video gives four practical tips to lead by example, and, in turn, change the behavior of others more effectively. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com 1. Your words should match your actions. 2. When you see a need, take action. 3. Live by a higher personal code. 4. Bring out the best in the people around you. Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
What is Uptalk?
 
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What is uptalk and what can you do about it? "Uptalk" describes when your inflection goes up at the end of a statement instead of down to make everything sound like a question. Is uptalk professional? How can you stop uptalking? FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Uptalk is NOT primarily about the way "valley girls" talk. In fact, even though more women uptalk compared to men, many men still do it. Uptalk is a little bit of a controversial topic. On one side of the issues, the reasons people do it makes sense. - To continue a talking turn. When our voices go up, it says our talking turn is still on going. - To sound invitational. An upward tone makes us sound welcoming and conversational. - To check for understanding and support. We want to make sure people are following our point. This makes sense. However . . . On the other side of the debate, it is probably hurting your credibility if you do it frequently. An Australian study showed that 85% of managers thought it could hold an employees' career back. In other words, uptalk is not generally considered professional, especially by the people who could either promote you or not. If uptalking is chronic for you, what can you do about it? First, use shorter sentences. That will help you get that concise, confident sound. Second, practice going down at the end of sentences. Make it a habit. Study about managers mentioned: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2538554/Want-promotion-Dont-speak-like-AUSSIE-Rising-pitch-end-sentences-make-sound-insecure.html Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4
Ethos Pathos Logos
 
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Ethos, pathos, and logos in public speaking give an important introduction to Aristotle's Rhetoric that we can use to improve the persuasiveness of your presentations and public speaking. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Ethos: Personal credibility. We can establish our credibility with good character, expertise, credentials, and qualifications. Ideally, the speaking is a living example of what he or she is speaking about. Pathos: Appeals to the audience's emotion. We can appeal to our audience's emotions through vivid language, metaphors, stories, and real-life examples. Logos: A sound argument supported by evidence We can build a sound argument through high-quality research of facts and statistics and maintain a tight or close relationship between our claim and the evidence we use to support that claim. In Aristotle's Rhetoric book, he discusses these three terms to describe the three primary ways or persuasive appeals or devices we can use to reach audiences and be persuasive. Rhetoric, as an area of study, is the earliest systematic study of communication and public speaking and presentation skills.
Centralization vs Decentralization
 
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What is centralization vs decentralization in management and authority? This video looks at both organizational structures to compare and contrast them. The video briefly discusses the strengths and weaknesses of both. Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4 Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
Monroe's Motivated Sequence
 
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Monroe's Motivated Sequence explanation with examples for persuasive speeches. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips This five-step framework for public speaking is an excellent way to motivate listeners to take action. The video provides a look at the framework an talks through some examples. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
How to Use Humor in a Speech Opening
 
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How to you use humor in a speech or presentation opening (Part 2 of 5). Many options exist to grab your audience's attention when public speaking but I do not recommend telling punchline jokes. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Unless you are a truly hilarious person, however, straight up joke will not likely work. At the same time, I'm 100% in favor of using lighthearted humor to grab an audience's attention. How do you make a funny speech without telling jokes? 1. Quote somebody funny. Quotations are great and you can find humorous quotations for your attention grabber. Be sure to say "As [blank] once said . . ." as you transition into the quotation. That will help to transport your listeners. Position yourself so that both you and your listeners are focusing on the quotation and the person who said it. Don't make it sound like you are the one saying it. That will help listener's hear the other person's voice in their heads and take the attention off of you as the joke teller. 2. Tell a lighthearted story. Stories don't have punchlines. They have situations people can imagine. Most funny stories have a goal that the people in the story are trying to accomplish and the obstacles in the story become a funny series of problems they have to overcome. As long as the end goal is lighthearted, each obstacle or issue the people in the story face will sound quite funny and weave a great attention getter. 3. Show a humorous visual. It can be a funny picture with a caption or just an image that is funny on its own. Related Videos in the Series: Best 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISn4Fip9aH8&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=1 Use a Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujw_21AuU5k Use Humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6sm47j-Am4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=3 Use Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1H1hYYFHs&index=4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_ Use Statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1NuTGQWmQ Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Public Speaking Transitions
 
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You'll learn how to create public speaking transitions when doing presentations and learn to use signposts. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Every audience appreciates it when a speaker is organized and easy to follow. A great way to help listeners follow along is by using clear transition statements between topics. In my experience, most speakers’ transitions don’t stand out enough and listeners miss them. As a result, one main point tends to blur into the next. If we are too smooth when we speak by using phrases like “another thing” or “and that leads us to,” most listeners will not notice we have moved on to our next point. When speaking, transitions have to be obvious and clear but still sound somewhat natural. First, your wording should be obvious and clearly separate your main points. The wording can be natural but has to be very clear. Second, signpost by literally saying first, second, third when you reach those main points. Third, use the classic transition that looks back and A and forward to B. "Now that we've talked about tents, let's discuss sleeping bags." This can sound too stiff for me but is instructive. Fourth, I recommend using a summary transition where you summarize your point in one concise sentence and then signal that you're going to talk about the next point. "So, the first thing you'll need is a good tent. Let's talk about another key piece of gear." Signposts and transitions are both excellent ways to help keep your listeners on track with your message. Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Master the Art of Conversation (Part 1 of 4)
 
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You will master the art of conversation with these tips (Part 1 of 4). This video shows you three great skills to become and an amazing conversationalist. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com The Goal of the Game: Get the other person talking. Pick somebody and play this game. They don't have to know you're doing it. Just practice naturally. Rules: If you are talking, you are losing. Tips: 1. Ask good, simple questions. Ask easy questions about the person, their life, their interests. People enjoy talking about their interests. 2. Ask follow up questions. Everything they say become fuel for your follow up questions. Don't think about what you will SAY next, listen for what you can ask next. 3. Be concise and then turn the conversation back to them. When it is your turn to talk, give a one or two sentence response and then go right back to asking them a follow-up question. Turning it back to them smoothly is a bit of an art in itself. Challenge: Play the game at least once per day this week. The next person you speak with socially, just jump right in and start with #1. They don't have to know that you're playing since this game is a game you really play against yourself. You're trying to win by getting them to talk more than you talk. If you practice the conversation game daily, you will be a master conversationalist in no time. Videos in this Collection on the Art of Conversation: Part 1: 3 Key Conversation Skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfff7ddXzxI Part 2: Asking Good Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJ03dDGlCk Part 3: How to Make Conversation with Anyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSA6cfGyUaQ Part 4: How to disagree respectfully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc9arLqKApE Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Communication Coach helps leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence in the art of communication more generally. If you have not yet done so, I invite you to subscribe to the channel and join the discussion. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). I encourage you to post a comment or question below and to view other Communication Coach videos to help with your professional development. https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks www.alexanderlyon.com https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Management vs Leadership
 
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This videos looks at management vs leadership skills by comparing the similarities and differences between leaders and managers to give you the opportunity to see where you fit the picture. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Before digging in, the first takeaway is that managers are tied to an official position. Leaders can lead from anywhere. Further, there are no 100% managers or 100% leaders. Virtually everybody has to do some aspect of both. Managers: - Control mindset - Administration of process and resources - Want to maintain the status quo - Task-focused Leaders: - Persuasive communication - Want to take us from "here to there" - Take Risks - People focused Sources Consulted: Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Here-There-Study-Guide/dp/0310080878/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486765986&sr=8-1&keywords=from+here+to+there+bill+hybels http://guides.wsj.com/management/developing-a-leadership-style/what-is-the-difference-between-management-and-leadership/ http://www.educational-business-articles.com/leadership-versus-management/ https://www.simplilearn.com/leadership-vs-management-difference-article https://www.resourcefulmanager.com/leaders-vs-managers/ https://hbr.org/2013/08/tests-of-a-leadership-transiti My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4
Effective Listening Skills
 
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Effective listening skills in the workplace and relationships are must-have effective communication skills and the six tips in this video will help you improve your listening skills very quickly. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips The overall lesson is this. Good listeners give feedback. That's a major active listening tip. 1. Give nonverbal feedback 2. Give verbal feedback 3. Listen to the big picture 4. Stay focused on them--them and their topic 5. Take concise talking turns 6. Take action and follow up Related video on Barriers to Effective Listening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6JGi2voyDM
Types of Delivery for Speeches and Public Speaking
 
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There are four types of delivery for speeches, public speaking, or presentations: 1) Manuscript reading, 2) Memorized, 3) Impromptu, and 4) Extemporaneous. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips This video explores these four types of speech delivery and gives some brief advantages and drawbacks of each type. In the end, I recommend mainly focusing on the extemporaneous style of delivery. It is the most conversational, audiences prefer it, you can use it in almost all situations and it is a scalable skill you can get better and better at.
Types of Listening Skills
 
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This video explains the four types of listening skills you are likely to use and the communication skills that go with each type. They are appreciative, comprehensive, empathetic, and critical listening. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips www.communicationskillscoach.com Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
How to End a Presentation
 
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How to end a presentation or speech? There are four key parts to conclude a presentation effectively and this video unpacks them. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips 1. Signal the end. It doesn't take long to say "In conclusion" or something similar but it helps your audience a lot. 2. Reiterate your key takeaway, your thesis 3. "The Ask" Ask your listeners to take the next step to put your message into practice. 4. Use a clincher. Finish on a high note with a story, statistic, quotation, etc. It's always a great move to do something here that echoes your attention getter from your introduction. That's a great way to end with a bang in a memorable way.
How to Draw Attention in a Presentation: 5 Best Attention Grabbers (Part 1 of 5)
 
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How to draw attention in a presentation. An "attention grabber" or "attention getter" are presentation openings that draw listener's attention. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips As such, there are good ways and not-so-good presentation openings. Here are the five best attention grabbers. 1. Brief story. You can tell a 30- to 60-second story that sets the tone for the rest of your presentation. A good attention getter should not be random, however. Don't slap a story on their because you like it. That's not going to lead to good presentation openings. Use the right story that gets to the heart of the message. 2. Interesting statistic or fact. Sometimes, presentation openings are best done through hard facts. Some audiences and some topics call for numbers. It's best to use statistics that are relatively interesting or even shocking. The point of attention getters is clearly to gain the attention and an ordinary or common statistic might not do it. 3. Rhetorical question(s). These can be great presentation openings but I recommend asking a short series of easy questions, one-by-one, that leads the listeners along. If you just use one question, I don't think it would be the strongest attention getter. However, if you string 2-3 good ones together, you're more likely gain attention and have a strong presentation opening. 4. Illustration (a visual demonstration). This can be a challenging one to create but something visual can often add a lot interest. You can do something visual yourself of use a visual aid that adds the right impact. 5. Quotations (but not overly common ones). Don't use tired old quotations. How many presentation openings can you sit through that quote Ben Franklin? Look for off-beat or creative quotes that will stand out more. If it stands out, then it will more likely grab listeners. Also, make sure there's no filler between your first opportunity to talk and your actual planned presentation opening. Just start! Aside from a very brief "Thank you" after you are introduced, just pause for 2 seconds and begin your attention getter. Finally, consider combining any of the above attention grabbers. Presentation openings are often best when you weave more than one together to make your start (also called an "attention getter") that much stronger. There is an art to creating compelling attention getters. Attention getters take a lot of work, creativity, and time. You may want to reserve extra preparation time to do the rest of the presentation justice. Related Videos in the Series: Best 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISn4Fip9aH8&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=1 Use a Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujw_21AuU5k Use Humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6sm47j-Am4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=3 Use Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1H1hYYFHs&index=4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_ Use Statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1NuTGQWmQ Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c Communication Coach helps leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. If you have not yet done so, I invite you to subscribe to the channel and join the discussion. It helps the channel grow! I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). I encourage you to post a comment or question below and to view other Communication Coach videos to help with your professional development. https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks www.alexanderlyon.com https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to End a Conversation Politely
 
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How do end a conversation politely? This video gives 7 smooth ways to end a conversation without being rude when somebody won't stop talking. Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4 Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
How to Disagree Respectfully
 
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To master the art of conversation, we have learn how to disagree respectfully and this video teaches three steps and lets you practice. After hearing statements you will probably disagree with. With these tips, you can master the art of conversation respectful disagreement. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com 1. Pause. This helps you collect your thoughts and shows the other person that you are not going to jump all over them the first chance you get. 2. Express respect. It's important to show obvious respect for the other person. This helps change your attitude and will soften them to hearing your opinion. In fact, to master the art of conversation, showing respect is a foundational skill. It will help you avoid many communication issues in the first place. 3. Express your own opinion cleanly. Don't add "But," or "However" before your statement. Just give your opinion as if it is not in direct competition with other opinions. In fact, it is not. Multiple viewpoints can exist at the same moment and the world will not stop spinning. Think of it as a discussion, not a debate that you must win. When improving your communication skills and master the art of conversation, you don't really need to debate people very often. You can demonstrate much more positive communication by simply stating your opinion cleanly, not as a counterpoint position. These three steps have to be done genuinely. They are not a "trick." They simply put your true desire for supportive communication into a helpful format. Master the Art of Conversation in the rest of this video collection: Part 1: 3 Key Conversation Skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfff7ddXzxI Part 2: Asking Good Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJ03dDGlCk Part 3: How to Make Conversation with Anyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSA6cfGyUaQ Part 4: How to disagree respectfully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc9arLqKApE Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link) Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c (Video) Get to know Alex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach helps leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. If you have not yet done so, I invite you to subscribe to the channel and join the discussion. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). I encourage you to post a comment or question below and to view other Communication Coach videos to help with your professional development. https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks www.alexanderlyon.com https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to Organize a Persuasive Speech or Presentation
 
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In this video, you'll learn how to organize and write a persuasive speech or presentation, especially the problem, solution, benefits order of the main points. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips A persuasive presentation is similar to an informative presentation but you're trying to convince listeners to change their minds or behaviors as the result of your persuasive speech. As such, your thesis statement and main points are going lean heavily on emphasizing the problem that you are addressing in your presentation. The main points of the body should follow this arc 1. Problem. You demonstrate the need area you are trying to show. Through statistics, quotations, stories, and examples, you are showing your listeners that there is a big problem that they need to be aware of. 2. Offer your solution. This is where you tell them about your specific solution in detail. 3. Explain the benefits of following your solution. Paint a vivid picture to help them visualize what things will be like if they follow your advice. Related Video: How to Organize a Presentation (in-depth guide): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bwDr7WVBwo Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to Engage an Audience in a Presentation
 
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This video gives 6 quick tips on how to engage an audience in a presentation or speech. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Tips: 1. Ask more questions 2. Ask your audience to do something physical 3. Ask them to react to something 4. Invite a volunteer 5. Use an object as a prop 6. Use body movement Use Learning Styles to Engage Your Audience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxpQbA_FvLk FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
Master the Art of Conversation: Don't Be a One-Upper
 
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Are you a one-upper? To master the art of conversation, you will need to keep your one-upping ways under control. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com One of the goals of this channel is to help people master the art of conversation. To do so, you have to avoid bad conversational habits. 1. Recognize the competitive feeling that rises up in you. There are many possible reactions to hearing other people talk. Begin to notice when you feel the need to assert conversational dominance. 2. Snap into listening mode. Instead of talking about yourself in response to that competitive feeling, start to listen more carefully to the other person. Ask good follow up questions. By snapping into listening mode, you'll give yourself a clear role to play and avoid the habit of one-upping. A key part of the art of conversation is listening. 3. Take a sincere interest in what the other person is saying. Enter their world. Put yourself in their shoes. For instance, if they are talking about some good news, share their joy. Put your own priorities aside for a while and just get absorbed in their topic of conversation. Mastering the art of conversation is first and foremost about entering the other person's world. Here are some related videos: How to make conversation with anyone: Master the art of conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSA6cfGyUaQ&t=3s How to disagree respectfully and not lose friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc9arLqKApE Master the Art of Conversation: How to Ask Good questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJ03dDGlCk&t=1s Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Communication Coach helps leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. If you have not yet done so, I invite you to subscribe to the channel and join the discussion. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). I encourage you to post a comment or question below and to view other Communication Coach videos to help with your professional development. https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks www.alexanderlyon.com https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Barriers to Effective Listening
 
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Barriers to effective listening. Effective listening skills are critical to effective workplace communication and relationships but we all experience listening barriers that prevent us from fully connecting with others. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips This video identifies six common barriers to effective listening to get you back on track and improve your communication skills. 1. Distractions (external) 2. Preoccupation (internal) 3. Too focused on the details 4. The topic 5. Rebuttal tendency 6. The speaker Related Video: Effective Listening Skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwWj_SfDpzg Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
Effective Communication Skills Training: Concise, Clear, Confident (Part 2 of 7) | Concise Message
 
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Effective Communication Skills, part 2 (of 7). In this video of the mini-course, we'll look at how to communicate concisely in our overall messages: Three ways to be more clear, concise, and confident. 1. Skip over the backstory and get right to the point. 2. Once you've made your point, zip it. 3. Strive to finish just under any time for any meeting, presentation, or interaction you have scheduled. Follow these first initial tips for how to communicate concisely. For more effective communication skills, see the rest of the mini-course: Part 1: Long-windedness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBewm5guJk Part 2: Concise Overall Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xPwQLFxqLw Part 3: Concise Statements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjkCp0MkpS4 Part 4: Organized Thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmsqTxNjSlA Part 5: Effective Pauses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43hrG6FbiA Part 6: Avoid Fillers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veOcR1LOH0 Part 7: Nonverbal Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zWRJSNtcHQ Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this Youtube channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on leadership skills, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-paced professional development, especially in communication skills training, this is the channel for you. Please like, comment, and share this video. It helps the channel grow. If you haven't subscribed, please do so by clicking the subscribe button. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Effective Communication Skills Training: Concise, Clear, Confident (Part 3 of 7) | Concise Sentences
 
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Effective Communication Skills Training. In Part 3, this video explains how to be concise, clear, and confident by using short, punchy sentences to demonstrate effective communication skills and are the foundation for how to communicate concisely. Concise statements are the foundation. Two main strategies for being concise like this are 1) Shaving words off of messages to boil a message down. 2) Simplifying language to use plain English. This will give you that clear, confident sound. See the whole series on effective communication skills: Part 1: Long-windedness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBewm5guJk Part 2: Concise Overall Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xPwQLFxqLw Part 3: Concise Statements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjkCp0MkpS4 Part 4: Organized Thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmsqTxNjSlA Part 5: Effective Pauses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43hrG6FbiA Part 6: Avoid Fillers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veOcR1LOH0 Part 7: Nonverbal Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zWRJSNtcHQ Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this Youtube channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on leadership skills, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-paced professional development, especially in communication skills training, this is the channel for you. Please like, comment, and share this video. It helps the channel grow. If you haven't subscribed, please do so by clicking the subscribe button. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to Open and Close Presentations
 
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Here's a seriously in-depth, step-by-step look at How to Open and Close Presentations or Speeches. We explore various attention grabbers for presentations (or "attention getters") and all of the other component parts that make a presentation opening or introduction work well. Additionally, we look at how the conclusion and closing should connect back to the attention grabber for maximum impact. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Great openings and closings are crucial. Here are some related videos in this series: How to Open with a Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujw_21AuU5k&index=2&list=PLiObSxAItudIhNiL-qOHOcDhCY4TyRH9K How to Open with Humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6sm47j-Am4&index=3&list=PLiObSxAItudIhNiL-qOHOcDhCY4TyRH9K How to Open with a Question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1H1hYYFHs&list=PLiObSxAItudIhNiL-qOHOcDhCY4TyRH9K&index=4 How to Open with a Statistic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1NuTGQWmQ&list=PLiObSxAItudIhNiL-qOHOcDhCY4TyRH9K&index=5 The Introduction or How to Open a Presentation or Speech: The introduction should move from general to specific and begin with a quality attention grabber or "attention getter." People refer to these presentation openings in different ways. 1. Attention Grabber. Here you have to open a presentation and grab an audience's attention Questions, Quotations, Visual illustrations, statistics or facts, or stories. 2. Audience relevance and/or benefit. Explain in just 2-3 sentences how the listening audiences' interests connect to the topic. What benefits will listeners get by paying attention to the message? 3. Establish your personal credibility as the speaker. What are your experiences and research that make you a good person to speak on this topic? Say it in just 2-3 sentences. Sometimes, you will be introduced before you speak. If that is the case, the person introducing you can do this step for you. 4. Thesis statement. This is also called your main idea or central idea. It is the whole presentation boiled down to one concise statement. It should be worded as a claim/argument/position that you are taking. It should pop out from the rest of the introduction as your unmistakable main idea. 5. Give a very brief preview of points to come. Keep it very concise and pair it down to one word main points or at the maximum key phrases. Pause in between each point. How to Close a Presentation: 1. Singal the End. Say some phrase like "In conclusion" to clearly tap the brake lights and let your listeners know you are about to wrap it up. 2. Reinforce the thesis or main idea. You can change the wording slightly for style but you have to hit the thesis one last time. You can also briefly recap your the main points from the body of the presentation but only if it helps. 3. Call to Action. Especially in a persuasive presentation, you should explain exactly what action you want your listeners to take. 4. Clincher or Closing. Most people do not work nearly as hard on their Closing as they do the rest of the presentation but it is critical. It will be the last thing people here and remember. Use any of the techniques you used for Attention Grabbers. Use a story, a quotation, a statistic, a rhetorical question, an illustration. End with a bang. The magic comes when you connect the closing to the attention-grabber opening. It should be an echo or call back of your attention grabber. If you began with a story, consider a little bit more of that story in your closing. Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c My Current Camera Gear (Affiliate Links): Camera Rebel T5i https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW6LWO4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BW6LWO4&linkId=504e12f13100f143d4df4e79731f206a Lens Canon 50mm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X8MRBCW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00X8MRBCW&linkId=b0bfb7ea7439df39e744bfd303c53fee Lavalier Microphone Rode Smartlav+: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EO4A7L0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EO4A7L0&linkId=c29c80d531374d347f8a78498b34d05d Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OU2IQG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004OU2IQG&linkId=578b149b5807f2ec0f7f16c18e1c34f4
How to Have a Conversation with Anyone
 
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Master the art of conversation when you learn how to have a conversation with anyone! It can be difficult and awkward to start conversations. These four can't-miss topics will show you how. In Part 3 of 4 in this collection, we look at the "4 Fs" to having a conversation that can't miss. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com 1. Family (or "From"). Ask about where the person grew up. Do they have family in the area? This can be a tricky topic because family is not a great topic for 100% of us. However, many people genuinely enjoy talking about our family. If you see a wedding ring or notice other clues that point to a family of some sort, ask about it. You'll see most people light up and conversation will get much easier. 2. Fun. Do you know anyone that doesn't like to have fun? Of course not. Even if their leisure activities aren't the same as yours, theirs will be fun for them to talk about. "What do you do for fun? How do you like to relax? Do you go camping? Do they like to play sports? You may find that you have common interests. 3. What Fires them up? Almost anyone has something they care deeply about, even if it's just their favorite sports team. Dig around and ask them about their passions. What gets their hearts thumping? They will love to have a conversation about that. 4. Future plans. What are they up to this weekend? Any vacation or plans for the summer? I have found that people love to have conversations about what they are looking forward to. People get very excited about their future plans and you're very likely to get them to open up a bit if you ask about what is coming down the line for them. Those are the 4 Fs: Family, Fun, What Fires Them Up, and Future Plans. With these, you can't miss. With these 4 topics in mind in your next social situation, you will remember how to have a conversation with anyone and show you how to master the art of conversation. See the rest of the videos in this collection to master the art of conversation: Part 1: 3 Key Conversation Skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfff7ddXzxI Part 2: Asking Good Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJ03dDGlCk Part 3: How to Make Conversation with Anyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSA6cfGyUaQ Part 4: How to disagree respectfully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc9arLqKApE Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Communication Coach helps leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. If you have not yet done so, I invite you to subscribe to the channel and join the discussion. It helps the channel grow. I post new videos every Monday. I encourage you to post a comment or question below and to view other Communication Coach videos to help with your professional development. https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks www.alexanderlyon.com https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Servant Leadership
 
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Servant Leadership is an important leadership approach that contrasts with traditional management or leadership. The term was coined in the 1970s by Robert K. Greenleaf. Free Short Course: Essential Professional Communication Skills: https://communicationcoach.thinkific.com/courses/essential-professional-communication-skills Some well-known servant leaders are Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. In contrast to the boss-centered, authoritarian leadership, servant leaders are other-focused. They invest in, build up, and develop the people they lead. Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership: https://www.greenleaf.org/what-is-servant-leadership/ Alex Lyon's Book (Affiliate Link): Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433131234/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1433131234&linkId=6bfd9c333c786d16025c5a7c70a3ef4c Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
Social Capital Theory
 
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Social capital theory, including Robert Putnam's and Pierre Bourdieu's view, has important business implications for leaders. Free Download pdf Quick Guide to Professional Communication Skills: http://bit.ly/2K9Gile-QuickGuide In essence, social capital is a term that describes the power of relationships, the value found in relationship connections and social ties. Resources Mentioned: - www.robertdputnam.com - Putnam, R. (2000). Bowling Alone (affiliate): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743203046/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=alexlyon-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0743203046&linkId=201d333437ef49f26952c303f4b0902b - Bourdieu, Pierre (1986) The forms of capital. In J. Richardson (Ed.) Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education (New York, Greenwood), 241-258. Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
How to Open a Presentation with a Story
 
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Let's learn how to open a presentation with a story (Part 3 of 5). In a speech, stories are a great way to grab your audience's attention. Everybody loves a well-told story. Many people, however, don't have enough confidence in their story-telling skills to do it. If you follow the classic story-telling template in addition to a few simple tips, you will get better. No doubt about it. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips 1. Tell your story in about 30 to 60 seconds. An attention-grabber should not be long-winded. For shorter presentations, stick to around 30 seconds but you'll have leeway for longer presentations. I always recommend practicing attention-grabbers, which are also called "attention-getters," several times beforehand to make it crisp. 2. Follow the story template. Most stories have a beginning middle and ending. A clear structure will help you touch on the essential elements of the story without sharing nonessential details. - Beginning: Mention the time, people, and place in about one sentence. - Middle: Give a few action-oriented steps that lead up to the climactic event of the story. The climactic event is the key tipping point or emotional high point of the story. - End: Explain how the conflict in the story resolved. If you do it right, the attention-grabber story has a nice arc that brings listeners on a mini-journey that they can picture and hear in their own minds. 3. The story should speak to the heart of the message of the rest of the presentation. It should lead right to the key topic. Avoid telling stories that may be just good stories but are not as related. Details: - You may want to tell the beginning and middle of the story in your attention grabber and save the ending for the closing of the presentation. Find a natural place to break the story in the beginning so listeners still felt like that heard a relatively complete story and then reveal a little more about it in the clincher. It's always very satisfying to listeners when presenters call back the attention getter at the end. Related Videos in the Series: Best 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISn4Fip9aH8&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=1 Use a Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujw_21AuU5k Use Humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6sm47j-Am4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=3 Use Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1H1hYYFHs&index=4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_ Use Statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1NuTGQWmQ See this related video: How to Open and Close Presentations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IbR8Y09dx4 Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to Open a Presentation with a Question (Part 4 of 5)
 
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Learn how to open a presentation or speech with a question (4 of 5). The ability to ask questions in a presentation takes some practice. But, it is an excellent way to draw your listeners in. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips First, keep it simple. Ask easy questions. You've probably heard some speakers ask questions like this: "By a show of hands, how many of you have ever . . ." This is a great easy question format that will likely get people a little involved with a low risk. In contrast, don't ask weird or overly complicated questions that listeners aren't sure how to follow. Second, ask a series of 2 to 3 related questions to build momentum. Often, a single question will not do enough to gain listeners' attention. Third, pump up your questions by mixing them with either statistics or quotations. This will add interest to your question because it will peak listeners' interest even more. Related Videos in the Series: Best 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISn4Fip9aH8&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=1 Use a Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujw_21AuU5k Use Humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6sm47j-Am4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_&index=3 Use Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1H1hYYFHs&index=4&list=PLiObSxAItudLIWENnjSuXgyWI9etkKmq_ Use Statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1NuTGQWmQ Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Tone of Voice in Communication
 
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This video looks at how our tone of voice in communication influences the way we are perceived including a look at our other nonverbal vocal cues and visual cues. Get the Free Download pdf Quick Guide to Professional Communication Skills: http://bit.ly/2K9Gile-QuickGuide When people say "tone" of voice, they often mean much more than the musical tonality of our voice. They often use the term tone to refer to our overall sound and the attitude, emotion, and shades of meaning our "tone" communicates. Typically, that involves or tone, volume, pacing, emphasis, and pauses. We hear those all at once. We really don't separate the tone. Our visual nonverbal cues also influence the way our tone of voice is perceived by others. Get the Free Download pdf Quick Guide to Professional Communication Skills: http://bit.ly/2K9Gile-QuickGuide Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
Effective Communication Skills When You're New to a Group or Team
 
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Effective communication skills in groups and teams is really hard when you're new. These three group communication skills will help you jump right in, show effective communication skills, and make a contribution from your first meeting. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com Use these three tips for good communication in teams and groups when you're new. 1. Open a communication channel as soon as you walk in the door. Nonverbally make eye contact with each person. Also, say hello. Introduce yourself to others. Throughout the team meeting, keep those channels open by maintaining eye contact and orienting your body posture toward people. You'll notice that strong communicators seem to do this naturally. It should be a fundamental behavior in your list of group communication skills. 2. Learn everybody's name. Write them down. Practice the names in your head. Once you know people's names, you'll have lots more confidence to contribute. 3. Make some sort of verbal contribution from your very first team meeting. Say anything! Ask a question. Build on somebody's opinion. Share your point of view or provide some information. You don't have to be the most active member in the group discussion, just say something to make sure you get credit for participating. Good communication in groups means making some type of contribution. Also, don't wait for 3 or more meetings to ramp up and finally make contributions. If you're at a team meeting, you're expected to add value to the group discussion from the word "go." Group communication skills develop with practice. So get cracking! Here's a related video that will help you stay in the mix and demonstrate good group communication skills: Devices in Meetings? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIhbgEcKKj0 Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Communication Coach helps leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence through effective communication skills. Please like, comment, and share this video. It helps the channel grow. If you haven't subscribed, please do so by clicking the subscribe button. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
Communication Barriers
 
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These nine Communication Barriers make us less effective when we're trying to understand other people. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips This video offers tips for identifying these barriers to effective communication and offers ways to improve your communication skills. Common Barriers to Effective Communication: 1. The way we use language 2. Disorganized message 3. Information overload 4. Attitudinal differences 5. Demographic differences 6. Triggers and filters 7. Physical distance 8. Noise in the environment or system 9. Not hearing clearly (e.g., an impairment or non-native language issue) FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
Effective Communication Skills Training: Concise, Clear, Confident. Part 7 (of 7) | Nonverbal Tips
 
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Effective communication skills training. In Part 7 (of 7) in this mini-course, we go after confident nonverbal communication tips. This lesson is an overlay for all of the others. It matters how we look and sound while we're communicating. That look and sound (plus concise and clear language) combine to give us that nice confident sound we all want. Consider these confident nonverbal communication tips: 1. Use direct eye contact in conversations. 2. Avoid uptalk or upspeak. 3. Smile! Who doesn't like a smile. Plus, it makes you look really confident. Part 1: Long-windedness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBewm5guJk Part 2: Concise Overall Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xPwQLFxqLw Part 3: Concise Statements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjkCp0MkpS4 Part 4: Organized Thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmsqTxNjSlA Part 5: Effective Pauses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43hrG6FbiA Part 6: Avoid Fillers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veOcR1LOH0 Part 7: Nonverbal Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zWRJSNtcHQ Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this Youtube channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on leadership skills, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-paced professional development, especially in communication skills training, this is the channel for you. Please like, comment, and share this video. It helps the channel grow. If you haven't subscribed, please do so by clicking the subscribe button. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to Deal with Rude People at Work
 
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It's a key skill to learn how to deal with rude people at work. Rude, impolite, and unprofessional behavior is common. However, it's not just a personal style or preference we should make excuses for. It actually hurts organizations' effectiveness and costs them dearly. Lyle, a viewer, asks a question about it. Robert Herjavec from Shark Tank wrote about the issue in Fortune as did the Harvard Business Review. http://www.communicationskillscoach.com Impolite people are common, but you don't have to just accept it. Top 10 Most Annoying Habits in Meetings Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leKVQJDcrfY&list=PLiObSxAItudIUmLpgB2ZShXmFcBZm1vJ1 Robert Herjavec's Fortune article: http://fortune.com/2016/02/02/shark-tanks-robert-herjavec-unprofessional-employee/ Harvard Business Review article: https://hbr.org/2013/01/the-price-of-incivility/ Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Communication Coach helps leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. If you have not yet done so, I invite you to subscribe to the channel and join the discussion. I post new videos every Monday (and sometimes Wednesday). I encourage you to post a comment or question below and to view other Communication Coach videos to help with your professional development. https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks www.alexanderlyon.com https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to Answer Difficult Questions
 
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How you answer difficult questions after a presentation is important. It's easy to lose your composure when you face tough questions during Q&A. Most importantly, do not use any of the hostile, aggressive, prickly language in the question itself. Instead, use a cost-benefit-analysis style answer. Step one: Acknowledge the real COSTS (or other issues) that the question brings up. Step 2: Pivot to your own answer. Step 3: Explain the BENEFITS and build an affirmative case for the solution you are suggesting. Responding to challenging questions takes both mindset and skills. These steps will get you started. Here’s the Full Series: Direct Questions (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4kLTqbxVUU Hostile Questions (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1rw-obHDc Multi-Part Question (Part 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS5Q0fdprJA Question Flood: (Part 4): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O65oM6FTg0 “Good Question” (Part 5): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do5Lpm3v1MY Should you say, “I don’t know”? (Part 6): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6BPzaSUDQA Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm
How to Write a Thesis Statement for a Speech
 
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How to write a thesis statement for a speech for either an informative or persuasive presentation. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips This video gives an overview, examples, and pro tips for taking your thesis statement to the next level. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you.
How to Organize a Speech or Presentation
 
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Let's take an in-depth look at how to organize a presentation or speech including the introduction, body, and conclusion. FREE 7 Instant Tips for Confident & Composed Public Speaking http://bit.ly/2M1NfVE-SpeakingTips Choices about how to structure a presentation or speech really matter. The right organization helps you stay on track and helps your audience follow your thinking. Introduction Here is an outline of the introduction section, which should be about 10% of the presentation. - Attention grabber - Audience relevance statement - Speaker's credibility statement - Thesis or "bottom line" - Preview of main points to come Body The body of the presentation should do the following and makes up about 85% of your time. - Organize your points in some logical fashion for your specific topic - Aim for about 3 main points to keep it clear - Signpost your main points by saying 1st, 2nd, 3rd (or some clear way to make each point stand out) - Use transition statements to signal that you're changing gears from one point to the next Conclusion Your conclusion should only take about 5% (maybe 10%) of your time and do the following very concisely. - Signal that you are ending, "In conclusion . . ." - Reinforce your thesis or main idea. Optionally, you may also want to recap your points if that helps but keep the summary tight. - Call to action. If you are going to ask your listeners to do something (especially in a persuasive presentation), this is the spot to do it. - Clincher. End on a high note with a quick story, appropriate quotation, etc. Presentation structure is a key element to help both you and your listeners. See these other videos about organizing a presentation and improvement your skills: How to Open and Close a Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IbR8Y09dx4 Alex Lyon's Book: Case Studies in Courageous Communication: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Studies-Courageous-Organizational-Communication/dp/1433131242/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483651791&sr=1-1 Get to know Alex (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owjHoxQuKNU Communication Coach, this channel, helps rising leaders like you increase your impact and lead your teams with more excellence. The channel focuses on communication skills for leaders, presentation skills, group and team skills, and conversation skills. If you're looking for self-pace communication skills training, this is the channel for you. If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so. As always, feel free to post a comment below. I read and respond to almost every single comment. I post new videos every Monday (unless I'm on vacation). FB: https://www.facebook.com/communicationcoachalexlyon/?ref=bookmarks Website: www.alexanderlyon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexLyon_Comm

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