They say the first 30 seconds you meet someone are very crucial as that someone would have a long-lasting impression that would affect the way they listen, hear, see and accept you afterward. Are you the Gentleman, the Classy Lady, the Professional, the Amateur, the Charming, and the list goes on and on… It doesn’t really matter if you’re meeting someone socially or in a … Continue reading You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression
Opinions are a matter of personal tastes; You can always have an opinion about whatever you want. You can talk about the universe, the earth, about relationships, business and you can also think about whatever you want and express your opinion in so many ways, but actually understanding and changing an opinion takes more than just courage, it takes a deeper and more progressive way … Continue reading It could happen to you too
Whenever I used to coach on public speaking and advise on subjects related to communications especially in conjunction with leadership and personal leadership in particular, there was one point that I kept emphasizing more and more: It’s to the way you talk, and the words that you use to talk to the person. No matter how much you think you and another person or a … Continue reading The Eyes of Others
We’ve all heard the sentence that you need to ask the right questions in order to get better answers; While it is valid and true in most situations, it could be useless if you were – per example – not being able to interpret the answer one it was given to you :). On one of my trips to Minsk – Belarus, I needed to … Continue reading Before asking questions, learn how to interpret the answers
The first impression people would notice about you, may not be long lasting, unless it’s a negative one; for some reason, creating a great first impression is an excellent push for your talk, work, personality and so on… But you will need to hold up to this impression. While normally a Negative first impression, will remain in your audience’s mind for a long time, (even when … Continue reading It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice
At times, you may face situations where you don’t know how to act, or react to a specific scenario, and even more awkward, you take a decision while you really don’t know why you just picked that specific one, or how to explain its reasons… All you know is that it’s simply the “right” decision and the “right” thing to do at that particular time / situation… You just have a … Continue reading When in doubt… Improvise?
Delivering an excellent presentation depends heavily on the speaker’ support materials, and how he/she uses them effectively. One of these tools (and probably one of the most famous ones) is Microsoft PowerPoint. I have been doing presentations and public speaking for over 12 years now, and performed before thousands of people worldwide, and I can tell the tricks that would capture the attention of the … Continue reading 5 PowerPoint tricks excellent speakers use flawlessly
I normally wrap up an intensive workshop on communication skills, with this tip “Create the illusion of the First time” and it’s one of the tricks that some of the best public speakers in the world use more regularly than people would notice. Picture those 2 scenarios; The first time you watch a specific someone public speaking, and you were drawn by the depth of … Continue reading The Illusion of the First Time
“Don’t wait for the world to recognize your greatness, Live it and let the world catch up to you” ~Unknown When you walk on the street, and see someone smiling and laughing, do you have doubts that they are happy? if you see someone with tears in their eyes, what would be your first impression? We often perceive the inside of a person’s feelings from … Continue reading Fake it ‘Til you Make it
Some people have issues visualizing themselves being successful, they just like to watch successful people, envy them, but they can’t simply see themselves in their shoe. This has got to be one of the most important obstacles there is to becoming successful! Doing some Reality Checks, and in particular when we start looking at what we say TO ourselves everyday, chances are high we will … Continue reading You Are What you Think, Careful what you think of!
In my many years of public speaking, I’ve spoken before dozens, hundreds and even thousands of people… And believe me the biggest rule I learned… Was that it really didn’t matter what I was saying, but the most important was how people were digesting my speech. On your way to becoming a public speaker, (even if you will only do that in one dinner and … Continue reading It’s not what you say… it’s what people hear
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression… That’s True! 100% and in any situation 🙂 This post is divided into 2 points, The first impression and what I would call the second first impression The First Impression: They say the first 30 seconds you meet someone are very crucial as that someone would have a long lasting impression that would affect … Continue reading You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression or do you?