Online Presentation Tech
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by Joseph Guarino
2y ago
Effective online presentations require all whole extra layer of technology that differs from in person presentations. Having the right tech can mean difference between a successful online presentation or webinar and one that is anything but. We will explore some core technologies that will help you ace your next virtual presentation. Quality Webcam Most laptops, tablets and smart phones come with an embedded WebCam and microphone which are less than optimal for online presentations. Some features you should look for are audio quality, focus features and video quality. Most off-the-shelf WebCam ..read more
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Virtual Training Options
Institute of Public Speaking
by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
Are you looking for virtual training options? We’ve got you covered. At the Institute of Public Speaking we offer online and virtual training for ALL of our public speaking & leadership course curriculum. You and your employees can train from comfort of your home or office. Our virtual training options are delivered live and offer many of the same benefits of attending class in person. How it Works Our virtual training environment simulates the real classroom experience from the comfort of your home or office. These sessions are not prerecorded videos but live interactive learning ..read more
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COVID-19 Response – Virtual Training Available
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by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
The rise of COVID-19 has caused unprecedented challenges for citizens & businesses alike. At the Institute of Public Speaking, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we serve. To this end, we wanted to keep you aware of what we are doing to address your needs going forward. In response to the COVID-19 situation we are implementing our business continuity plans. Rest assured, we will continue to provide you with our expert public speaking & leadership training services remotely (virtually) during these challenging ..read more
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Job Interview Communication Skills
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by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
Successful job seekers must master several skills to ace the interview. Among those are verbal and non-verbal communication skills. These can make or break our career opportunities. How aware are you of your verbal and non-verbal habits? Do they help or hinder your job prospects in an interview situation? In the following post, we’ll explore some fundamentals to help you optimize your verbal and non-verbal communication skills for job seeking success. A critical step to an understanding of our own skills starts with analysis. Mock Interviews & Expert Feedback Mock interviews can be a ..read more
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Positive Side of Conflict
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by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
Conflict is an unavoidable part of existence. Inevitably everyone experiences some form of it in work or in life. Conflict can be a drag on people and organizations, effecting both efficiency and effectiveness – or it can lead to breakthroughs and positive transformations. Conflict can most certainly be a positive, if the organization and its members have the skills to address the issues that created it. Let’s explore the constructive or destructive aspects of conflict: Positive Conflict Inspires open clarification and reassessment of issues Encourages consideration of different alternatives A ..read more
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Is Public Speaking a Soft Skill?
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by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
We live in a world rife with misconceptions and misunderstandings. More often than not, these arise from myths, lack of exposure to facts or general lack of knowledge. Public speaking & leadership are no exception to this rule. In my more than 20+ years in this field, I’ve hear over and over again the assumption that public speaking is a ‘soft skill.’ This implies it is a less important than other technical skills, but nothing is further from the truth. Fact is, public speaking skills are fundamental communication skills which are some of the most important skills you’ll every use or devel ..read more
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Leading Effective Webinars
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by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
Web conferencing or webinars are virtual conferences made possible through Internet technologies. They are used for meetings, training events and presentations. Webinars require careful planning and effort, but it’s not rocket science to deliver successful ones. Herein we’ll explore a few efforts that will prime you for successful webinars. Administrative Much like a meeting requires a reminder email with details and action items, so too a webinar. Attendees should have an agenda and details of the webinar you plan to deliver. Additionally, you should create a landing page for the event itse ..read more
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Public Speaking Myths
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by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
Almost any field has its myth’s that persist despite the efforts to dispel them. Public speaking is no exception to this rule. As a learning path, public speaking is riddled with myths that hurt beginning speakers. Herein we’ll explore some of the myths that persist today & cast them aside. Perfectionism Perfection is a myth only perpetuated by those who those out of touch with reality. In actuality it is a dangerously deluded belief system that keeps many from ever trying. Embarking on any learning path requires acceptance of ‘failure’ and challenges as a part of that process. There is no ..read more
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Voice Tips for Speakers & Leaders Part II
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by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
Beginning speakers & leaders often make vocal mistakes that effect their communications outcomes. Herein we’ll explore a few of the most common vocal mishaps novice speakers make and how to avoid them. Like most other skills, our habits often drive our outcomes. Often beginning speakers & leaders have vocal habits that hinder the successful reception of their message. Identifying and addressing these can be critical to improving your communications as speaker or leader. Let’s explore how you can orchestrate your voice for successful communication. Assess Your Vocal Baseline Before you ..read more
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Voice Tips for Speakers & Leaders Part I
Institute of Public Speaking
by Joseph Guarino
3y ago
Beginning speakers often make mistakes and its no fault of their own. Mistakes are a part of the learning process and furthermore most people are simply unaware they are even making these vocal mistakes. Herein we’ll explore a few of the most common vocal mishaps novice speakers make and how to avoid them. Like most other skills, our habits often drive our outcomes. Often beginning speakers have vocal habits that hinder the successful reception of their message. Identifying these and addressing these can be critical to being a successful speaker or leader. Slow Down Many novice speakers will b ..read more
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