Tag Archives: Meetings

15 Ways to Work the Room Elegantly in a Meeting or Presentation.

One of the most common problems I have observed in many meetings & presentations is that many people do not appear to know – or are not interested in – how to ”work the room” elegantly in order to network … Continue reading

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The Three Key Structures of Effective Communication.

“A genius is capable of making the complex simple. An idiot is capable of making the simple complex!” Having been involved in communication skills training for many years, I am constantly amazed at the general lack of knowledge about how … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Polarity Responder.

Mike is the new leader of an international virtual team and in his first meeting with team members, he discovered that he had a team member who appeared to resist every suggestion made by other members of the team: this … Continue reading

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Presentations or Training: “Know” your audience first.

Whether we are going to make a presentation to colleagues or potential clients, preparing for a training course, about to enter into a negotiation or start an international meeting, one thing that they all have in common is that there … Continue reading

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When group discussions don’t work, there is an alternative.

Situation: George is a high-powered marketing manager in a multinational company who takes great pride in the creativity and cohesion of his international marketing team. During the last international meeting with his multinational team George decided to “be a leader” … Continue reading

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“An elephant in the Room” # 3 : Avoiding Unacceptable Behaviour in Presentations.

The techniques discussed in this article can also be applied to presentations & meetings; both internal & external. Situation: David, A Senior Product Manager in a Multinational Pharmaceutical company, was giving a presentation to members of the Marketing Department and … Continue reading

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“An Elephant in the Room” # 2: The Hidden Dangers of Interrupting during Presentations.

In every company there are “Elephants in the Room” and  this article and the following ones that appear in this BLOG will deal with some of the most common ones. In this article a PRESENTATION is defined as a short … Continue reading

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