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So You Want to Do a Seminar!

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner? Have you been asked to present at a professional conference? Giving a great seminar can increase your business, your status, and your memorability. Yet most professionals don’t feel 100% comfortable with their ability to develop and deliver an effective seminar. Here are 3 tips to ensure your…
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“I Thought I Would Die!” How to Deal With Stage Fright

First, let’s surface what you probably already know: • Americans rank the fear of public speaking far above the fear of death (41% to 19%, respectably.) Way overused by speaking coaches, this statistic was first reported by the London Times in 1973 in a survey of 3,000 Americans. • No one has actually ever died…
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3 Tips to Tame Unruly Meetings, Part Two

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com The Prickly Role of Meeting Guidelines

Presentation Skills: Can Dreaded “Ers” And “Ums” Actually Be Positive ?

RULES? Who Needs RULES? Part One

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com The prickly role of Meeting Guidelines

They ARE Hearing Your Body Talk!

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

Four Lessons From the Open Water

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

The Power of the HOOK

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…
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The “Tuned-in” Facilitator:” When and How to Intervene

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com Picture this: You’re running a regular, non-eventful meeting when… Scenario One: Suddenly, as if some invisible button has been pushed, unexpected emotion erupts from the group. Or…Scenario Two: You suddenly sense a strong feeling of resistance from the group. No one says anything about it, but you can’t shake your own…
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Don’t Crash the Plane

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com How to Conclude Your Session With Panache