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Unarmed Robbery

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People come prepared to listen to a good presentation.

The presenter, however comes unprepared.

With no tools up his sleeve, the presenter falls woefully short of the audience’s expectations.

Result. They feel cheated, short-changed, and robbed of their precious time.

Every presentation is an opportunity.

The ability of each employee to use each and every presentation to generate possibilities, create opportunities, build relationships, and move up in the eyes of the audience.

From sales pitches to training lectures, good presentation and public speaking skills are key to many influential roles in today’s business world. The good news about presenting is that you can improve with practice.

A mere 7% of comprehension from an audience is based on what was communicated and 93% is based on how it was communicated. Presentation matters a lot!

So, what are you going to steal?

Hearts or Yawns.

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Stand and Deliver

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Pirates and highway robbers did it at high seas and highways.

Presenters do it too, at meetings and presentations.

They demand they be heard.

While audiences are not in as precarious positions as their counterparts, they do feel they are held to ransom.

Meetings and presentations are time for sacred attention. With ground rules of no interruptions or cellphones, the audience has little choice but to surrender their undivided attention to the presenter.

But what they witness is a daylight robbery.

From sales pitches to training lectures, good presentation and public speaking skills are key to many influential roles in today’s business world. The good news about presenting is that you can improve with practice.

A mere 7% of comprehension from an audience is based on what was communicated and 93% is based on how it was communicated. Presentation matters a lot!

People are not fixed-resources. With supportive leadership, sufficient challenges, minimal stress, and a healthy lifestyle they can be transformed into the best versions of themselves. Their innate talents can evolve.

Stand Tall!

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Add Fuel To The Fire

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You are a high achiever.

You aspire to do well.

There’s a fire raging inside you.

But when you step out to present, the fire backfires.

Effective communication can spell the difference between success and failure.

Communication, without a doubt, is a crucial aspect of business operations. Without an effective system of communication in place, you will have difficulty in achieving goals and even in functioning properly.

Paul J. Meyer said, “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.”

From sales pitches to training lectures, good presentation and public speaking skills are key to many influential roles in today’s business world. The good news about presenting is that you can improve with practice.

A mere 7% of comprehension from an audience is based on what was communicated and 93% is based on how it was communicated. Presentation matters a lot!

So, how about adding some tips and techniques that will add fuel to your fire.

Ready to fire!

Impact Presentation Skills Programme – Empower your Team Today!

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Earn your stripes!

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The tiger cannot change its stripes, or the leopard its spots.

But teams can earn their stripes when they take a leap in their communication skills.

Communication is at the cornerstone of business efficiency. It is no longer a luxury but rather a necessity.

From sales pitches to training lectures, good presentation and public speaking skills are key to many influential roles in today’s business world.

A mere 7% of comprehension from an audience is based on what was communicated and 93% is based on how it was communicated. Presentation matters a lot!

The good news about presenting is that you can improve with practice.

As entrepreneur Brian Tracy said, “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.”

So, develop your presentation instincts.

Show your true colours!

Impact Presentation Skills Programme – Empower your Team Today!

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All Bark And No Bite

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Like they say, every dog has his day, and so does every presenter.

And cometh the hour, cometh the man, the audience hears the bark but fails to feel the bite.

Presentation is a complex combination of many components that have to jaw together.

Presenters face teething issues, but with proper tools and techniques, it’s a walk in the park.

From sales pitches to training lectures, good presentation and public speaking skills are key to many influential roles in today’s business world. The good news about presenting is that you can improve with practice.

A mere 7% of comprehension from an audience is based on what was communicated and 93% is based on how it was communicated. Presentation matters a lot!

A dog is known to be man’s best friend.

Presentation Skills are not far behind.

Impact Presentation Skills Programme – Empower your Team Today!

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Are meetings meeting their purpose?

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You’ve probably heard the adage, “There’s nothing certain in life, except death, taxes and meetings.”

If you look at the statistics, the average time spent in meetings is staggering:

Most business people spend approximately 25 percent of their time in meetings.
Middle managers often spend at least two days out of every week in meetings.
It’s not unusual for executives to be in meetings for up to a whopping four days a week!

We’ve all been there.

We’re sitting in back-to-back hour-long informational meetings. We try to sit attentively as waves of information are poured over us in report after report. Eventually, we realize the meeting is coming to a close and no decisions are being made.

We’re bored, we’re tired, and we think: “This whole meeting could have been an email.

But while those hours in the conference room are unavoidable, they don’t have to be a waste of your time. In fact, by employing a few simple strategies, you can make meetings work to your advantage.

From sales pitches to training lectures, good presentation and public speaking skills are key to many influential roles in today’s business world. The good news about presenting is that you can improve with practice.

A mere 7% of comprehension from an audience is based on what was communicated and 93% is based on how it was communicated. Presentation matters a lot!

Create a new unheard excitement amongst your team when they hear, “Meeting”

Impact Presentation Skills Programme – Empower your Team Today!

Learn More: http://parichay-india.in/ips.pdf

www.parichay-india.com

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Standards

Sometimes I wonder what the world would be if there were no benchmarks. No expectations from a person, product, or service.

You treated each person afresh each time you met them, you tried out every product each time you tested every service as if you had no idea of what to expect.

Standards. The world lives by them. They help you set your expectations, decide in favour of or against a product or service, or grade them as per your choice.

In pure terms standards are neither poor nor good. They are what they stand for, what is expected of them, and what they deliver.

In the minds of people, these standards get classified in buckets as per their choices and preferences.

A foodie may be more concerned about the standard of food than the service at the eatery and therefore rates it high compared to someone who values the service equally or higher and therefore may disapprove of the standards of the eatery.

Standards in simple terms also mean consistency. It means the predictability of a product, service, or behaviour.

A lot has been talked about excellence. Excellence is not being outstanding. It is just beginning by having a consistency in your deliverables, and gradually raising them to a point of consistency.

And then excellence becomes a standard.

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Talk to yourself

No other sector has experienced the same explosive growth as the computer and video game industry.

The animation and gaming industry has shown resilience in the face of the current economic downturn, growing by over 20 per cent during 2008. According to a forecast by Gartner, mobile games are the fastest-growing segment in the global markets, with revenue set to nearly double between 2013 and 2015 from USD 13.2 Bn to USD 22 Bn. In India too, a few months back, the research conducted by KPMG-FICCI has also predicted that from the current INR 560 crore, the mobile gaming segment size will become more than triple to INR 1,800 crore by 2017.

But, what begs attention is the reason for the growth. Has this gaming caught the fancy of people, have they albeit late discovered a latent talent which is now finding a way out to express itself.

I feel, it is more to do with boredom. Boredom from the events, the surroundings, the people, and above all, themselves.

Before the advent of devices that allow you to fiddle with them instead of twiddling your thumbs, people faced similar situations of finding themselves all by themselves. Some grudgingly, some silently, and some enthusiastically found ways of ‘passing time’ in such situations when you have to be by your lonely self.

This tolerance has gradually seen a downward spiral and has reached a point of desperation. Today a moment to yourself seems like a severe punishment of solitary confinement rather than a golden opportunity of spending time with yourself.

A familiar sight is people calling colleagues and friends on reaching the destination ahead of others. ‘Where are you? How long will you take? But I am on course. But don’t you realize I have reached before you and I am all alone. What do I do?

In situations like waiting at a doctor’s clinic or to emplane at the airport, it is interesting to see the emotions of people. Some are edgy, to a point of visible discomfort, waiting impatiently to be released from this discomfort jail, some are reconciled to the situation, trying to find ways to pass their jail time.

And there are others who relish the opportunity to spend time with themselves.

My father used to tell me, that a person who is bored in his own company cannot be an interesting companion. Talking to the creative, the successful and the intellectual, I have found they find their best ideas while talking. Talking to no one, but themselves. They cherish these opportunities as they have a reservoir of thoughts, ideas, and work-in-progress concepts that need these times to take them forward.

Technological advancements notwithstanding, there will always be situations when you will have to wait, bide your time, or pause between activities. And these situations can be whiled away or put to good use. But the use is not what is the concern, it is the lack of the bundle inside which encourages you to open, unravel and explore.

There will never be a time when one will not be left alone. There will be times you will be alone even in the company of people. There will be times when you will feel the stark loneliness of life, which reminds you that eventually, you are all by yourself, and fight your own battle.

Rather than complain, brood, or while away, talk to a companion who has your interest at the bottom of the heart. And will never desert you.

Talk to yourself.

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Teachers Everywhere

When the student is ready, the teacher appears.

Festivals come once in a year but festivities are round the year.

Teachers Day comes once a year but teachers are with you, throughout the year.

Is learning the essence of life?

Not to everyone.

There are some who believe, and rightly so, that action is all that matters. Learning is the fuel, action is what puts it into motion.

There are others who have a cordial relationship with learning. They open their doors to learning once in a while- to let in some guests who are otherwise unwelcome generally.

And there are others who consider learning as an intruder and keep their senses on full alert to thwart any attempts from this unwanted intrusion in their zone of comfort.

To each his own. And we can rarely find fault with the different approaches. After all each of us has a right to decide how we wish to lead our lives, our priorities, our interests, grow, or evolve.

Gautam Buddha too was living in a blissful state of ignorance, in the lap of luxury, till he decided to explore and discover himself. This reveals two things – one, you can change course in life at any time, and two, it’s never too late.

Is learning self-realisation? Is it education? Is it discovery?

Does learning happen, or is it delivered by a teacher?

Can one learn without a teacher?

What role does a teacher have?

Teachers are not labelled. They may not necessarily be human. They may not be physically present. You can learn from a story, an anecdote, an observation, a thought.

You can stay untouched though surrounded by teachers, and you can learn despite the absence of teachers. The essence of learning is not what is being taught, but what is being learnt. And for that it is not the teacher in front of you, but the learner in you that seeks the teacher.

For those who seek teachers, they keep looking. For those who seek learning – teachers are everywhere.

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Teaming Up

People are seeking to learn all the time. They read books, listen to thought leaders, get coached, and of course learn from experience. Those with a keen eye find that every observation and interaction offers an opportunity for learning to a fertile mind which is ready to absorb the knowledge overflowing in life.

Every interaction is a learning experience and any group activity offers a rich cluster of lessons.

Any group activity needs purpose, planning and execution. And all these within a framework of teamwork which can make the difference between winning and losing.

Purpose: It almost seems absurd that you can have a team engaged without a purpose. However we have seen two key areas of deficiency. One is clarity of purpose and the other is lack of communication. You may come across groups which are feverishly committed to be together but have little idea why they have come together. They fail to achieve anything significant other than being a social interaction platform. Some groups start with a well-defined purpose but the lack of proper communication or the continued communication of purpose gradually erases the primary reason of their association.

Leadership: Whether the group is made of two or two hundred, leadership or the lack of it makes its presence or absence felt. Good leaders will be communicative, assertive, encouraging, inspiring, guiding, selfless, and lead from the front. Weak leaders will be poor in communication, unsure, wavering, self-centred, and play favourites. Leadership has something unique about it. The leader may be visible or invisible, but leadership is always omnipresent in any group.

Execution: The success of any venture or group’s purpose is measured by its execution. It is the team the members, the way they perform individually and in tandem, and the team spirit is what determines the outcome. Good leaders and passionate team members still follow the proverbial rule of a rotten apple and keep the team free of one. Purpose and Leadership ensures the team is on track and meets its goals.

Teams are a collection of individuals and individuals performing well collectively make a great team which achieve great results. So it boils down to individuals: how they see their role and how they contribute.

Some want to do it, from some you have to get it done. Some want to do it well, while some need others to get out the best from them. Some want to win, and some want to participate. Some look at what they have to do, while some see what the team needs to do collectively to win.

Great team performances are a result of a combination of the three key factors and the team players who make the final difference. Team members committed to give their best do not wait to be summoned or reminded of what they are expected to do. They in fact are constantly looking at how they can improve their contribution towards the team cause. And it is this approach and attitude from each of them that makes the team unbeatable.

So ask yourself the key question: Do you voluntarily give your best or has it to be extracted out of you?

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