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Business Credibility Blueprint: 8-Step Programme

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Whether starting a business or refreshing an existing one, the 8-step ‘Business Credibility Blueprint’ coaching programme gives an immediate experience of business achievement. Step 1. The product of confidence This step is about understanding the three psychological principles that are the keys to personal performance, enabling a person to: • identify their value • uncover their innate confidence • turn their idea, passion, and talent into a product. Having confidence in a product is the foundation of a business that can create value for all involved. Step 2. Why people pay Building on a foundation of confidence, the next step is to detail the reasons why someone will invest their […]

Business Credibility Blueprint.

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Do you work on your own? Or, maybe, you're thinking of starting your own business. You can avoid the problems that cause many businesses to fail within 2 to 5 years... The Business Credibility Blueprint.. In 2008, after having coached people about motivation, achievement and presentation skills - for 8 years, I left full-time employment to work for myself. Within a few months, I realised how little I knew about running a business. So, I had to learn very quickly. I started by developing a marketing message. I learnt that marketing has a 'syntax', and that it was not the black art that I feared it was. I learnt how […]

The eight attributes of success.

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I have noticed that many people who are successful in life seem to be good at public speaking. This is no coincidence really, because the attributes of a good speaker are the same attributes needed for a successful business. The eight attributes of success. Numerous business owners have a useful skill – a valuable skill – that can help a lot of people. They are passionate about communicating the knowledge they have, and love what they do. However, they have a one major difficulty: Not enough potential customers. And to overcome this difficulty, some presentation skills are essential. Marketing yourself, and your ideas, is a key function in any business. […]

How to structure a presentation

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In this video, I show you how to give a presentations with confidence and power. With a little planning, rehearsal and a structured approach, it is possible for anyone to deliver a professional presentation. Also, I show you how to deliver a marketing pitch that has clarity, credibility and relevance. Barack Obama, Robin Williams and Jonathan Ross all got their success by talking to every increasing groups of people. Being able to talk with ease in front of a group of people is a useful skill for creating success in business. There should be three sections to any presentation: • Introduction (INTRO) -- tell them what you are going to […]

Voice tonality and influence.

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While discussing the use of specific patterns of language, at a recent meeting I hosted about NLP, I suggested that, in order to emphasise a phrase or a specific word, a person could make it stand out from the rest of the sentence by using an ‘analogue mark’. This could be a gesture, the raise of an eyebrow or, as I recommended, a lowering of voice tonality and an increase in its resonance - by ‘talking from your diaphragm’. When someone asked why this would be effective, I explained that ‘bathing someone in resonance’ enables them to feel your words. This increases the impact of the words because they are […]

Presenting and coping with nerves.

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I recently did a presentation that did not go as I had anticipated. As soon as I started to speak, I began to feel slightly nervous. I would describe my experience as suddenly slipping into a poor quality of thought. I think that the actor George Jessel (1898–1981) described my situation very well: “The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” My presentation was about the structure of presentations so; I was effectively, standing up to tell people how to do presentations. As I started to speak, I had a thought: I would not be able to […]

How to set objectives for presentations and training sessions

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The best way to charge a premium for a presentation or training programme is to have clearly defined objectives. The concepts are equally applicable to an induction process (when someone joins a company or department) and to goal setting. Anyone who wishes to be seen as experienced professional needs to be aware of how to create a message that effectively introduces a presentation, training session or induction. When explaining the importance of objectives, and how to create them, the range of things I cover are: • The importance of defining objectives • How to classify objectives • The three domains of learning • The three factors affecting objectives

How to give presentations with confidence and power (Part 1).

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In this video, I show you how to give presentations with confidence and power. With a little planning, rehearsal and a structured approach, it is possible for anyone to deliver a professional presentation. Barack Obama, Robin Williams and Jonathan Ross all got their success by talking to every increasing groups of people. Being able to talk with ease in front of a group of people is a useful skill for creating success in business. There should be three sections to any presentation: • Introduction (I.N.T.R.O. Interest, Need, Title, Range, Objectives) -- tell them what you are going to say • Message (main body) -- tell them • Summary (including call […]

Videophobia – is that a proper word?

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How does a person behave comfortably, be articulate and engaging, in front of a video camera? Just by being themselves. However, for many people this is not as easy as it might seem. Some research surveys show that many people rate a fear of public speaking above the fear of death. This fear is called Glossophobia. Many people experience an intense anxiety before, or simply at the thought of, having to talk in front of a group. They do everything they can to avoid events where they might be the centre of attention, because they feel physical distress and panic in such circumstances. The good news is that this can […]