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As a presenter, your role is to manage the impression that you create. For your message to be heard, you need credibility, clarity and connection. We have compiled the top 10 presentation mistakes that we see time and time again.
They are all easily made, but easily avoided.
Here are the rookie mistakes that may be impacting your credibility. Which are you guilty of?read more
We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
David Morrison, the former Australian Chief of Army has been awarded 2016 Australian of the Year. Morrison is recognised for his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. As Australian of the Year he will work to champion this cause on the national stage.read more
Storytelling is a hot topic in the field of business communication. A quick google search will reveal a glut of information:
empirical academic studies in the field of neuroscience
proclamations from experts
‘how-to’ guides and templates for creating stories
The concept, however, is as old as humanity itself. Cave paintings were created to pass on wisdom, guidance and knowledge in the form of a story. As long as human beings have engaged in communication we have intuitively understood the power of the story.read more
That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
It is not enough to rely on your positional power when delivering a message. It is not enough to dazzle your audience with witticisms.read more
The musings of Tim Minchin are genius. Irreverent, foul-mouthed and derisive, but genius.
Minchin bestows his advice on a group of graduates at his alma mater, The University of Western Australia. This is a familiar engagement for many celebrities including; Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Natalie Portman and even Kanye West. These are usually presentations worth watching – well crafted, polished, insightful and thought provoking.
But none are quite like this.read more
A conversation is the crucible of a relationship.
This is where they take shape and develop – for better or for worse.
All conversations, even the tough ones, should advance the relationship in some way. They should be productive and dynamic interactions.
That doesn’t mean they are easy.read more
Fillers — What are they?
The most common filler sounds are: ‘um’, ‘ah’, ‘oh’, ‘huh’, ‘mmmm’…
Then we advance to filler words, including: ‘yes’, ‘so’, ‘basically’, ‘absolutely’, ‘obviously’, ‘literally’…
And, for the experienced players an array of filler phrases: ‘you know’, ‘moving on’, ‘I think that’, ‘I guess’, ‘I’m just saying’, ‘to be honest’.read more
Why do some individuals stand out as luminaries in their field. Why do some seem to reinvent themselves, personally and professionally? always land on their feet? Be in the right place at the right time?
Is there such a think as the Midas touch?read more
At mojologic we believe people are the key to unlocking business growth. We work with individuals and organisations to develop skills that are anything but soft.
You may know us as 6 Degrees, a business through which we engaged with corporate clients and worked to make a difference, for nearly 20 years.read more
Every negotiation is an exchange between yourself and at least one other person. It is a conversation and like all conversations there is always the potential for misunderstanding.
A negotiation is a particularly pointed conversation. Herb Cohen aptly describes the negotiation arena as a ‘web of tension’.read more
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