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Can a Room Kill You? Yes!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com How to Ensure Your Physical Space Works For You, Not Against You

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3 Rules for Excellent Presentations

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Learn three essential presentation tips, backed by research from John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules.”

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Sharpen Your Training Brain

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com As a trainer, do you struggle mentally as you develop a new course? Are you ever “stuck” when you try to think of ways to improve your class? There is a scientifically sound way to boost your brain power, pick up your energy, and improve your focus as a trainer. Although   Read the full article »

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3 Tips to Deal With Audiences From Hell

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com Resis­tant dynam­ics can be found in any audi­ence. Here are three essen­tial tech­niques to stay sane as a presenter. 1. Check Your­self. Ask your­self: What am I feel­ing about this audi­ence? Why? What’s the worst that could hap­pen? Pre­pare your­self emo­tion­ally and phys­i­cally. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat, and   Read the full article »

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Avoid Audience Overload: Less Is More

Monday, January 11th, 2010

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com Pic­ture it: You’re a stu­dent in a class­room. The instruc­tor is throw­ing out fact after fact. At first, you lis­ten intently, try­ing to grasp every­thing that’s going on. After about 15 min­utes, your atten­tion drifts.  After try­ing to focus a few more times, you feel so over­whelmed (and pos­si­bly irri­tated and   Read the full article »

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What Separates Great Trainers From the Merely “OK?”

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

What is the single most important action that differentiates expert trainers?

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A “Train the Trainer” Tip: Start Your Sessions With a Bang

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com What’s the best way to assure your training participants groan inwardly and “turn off” when you first open your mouth? Simply by doing what you’ve always been told: By introducing yourself and providing your credentials. Why not generate your audience’s curiosity, interest, and investment from the outset? Use a “Hook” before   Read the full article »

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The Seven Laws of Training: What Managers Must Know

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com You oversee training and possibly deliver it. How can you ensure that your agency’s training actually improves workplace performance?

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How to Blow Your Credibility From the “Get-Go”

Friday, February 27th, 2009

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com When you are speaking in front of a group, do you really want to blow your relationship with the audience immediately? These two common presentation behaviors will help to ensure that you do!

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How Do You Know They Know? Designing in-Class Assessment

Friday, July 4th, 2008

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com How serious are you about your students actually learning? Most of us would say, “VERY serious!” Yet many trainers and instructional designers actually have no idea what, and even if, participants have learned by the end of a session.

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So You Want to Do a Seminar!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008
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Training Techniques to Boost Retention

Friday, May 9th, 2008

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com As a trainer, have you ever wondered why the information you provide often doesn’t “stick?”

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They ARE Hearing Your Body Talk!

Friday, August 24th, 2007

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com 3 Presentation Positions to Avoid Like the Plague

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Four Lessons From the Open Water

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com How is Public Speaking Like Open Water Swimming?

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The Power of the HOOK

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com Capturing Your Audience in the First 30 Seconds What’s wrong with these pictures? 1. Helen begins her presentation by introducing herself and telling the participants at some length how happy she is to be with them. She then launches into her content. 2. Bill kicks off his training session by explaining   Read the full article »

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