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Joel Osteen: 7 keys to successful public speaking
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Few people give weekly talks or "presentations" to as many people as mega-pastor Joel Osteen. His Houston church attracts 16,000 for each sermon on Sundays. He reaches millions more on television in more than 100 hundred countries. Whether you are a religious person or not, there is no denying that Osteen is an influential speaker and that he has something to teach anyone who wants to improve his or her public speaking skills. Here are seven keys that make Osteen a popular communicator. More

Speaking resolutions to wow your audience in 2012
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Here are five best practices of public speaking that speakers don't always follow, but should resolve to in 2012. More

What to do with your hands when speaking
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The most frequently asked question of presentation coaches is "What do I do with my hands?" Author and coach Jerry Weissman cautions against choreography. He says he has seen far too many presenters attempt to illustrate their narrative with specific gestures and wind up tying themselves into pretzel knots. Instead, he suggests using your hands and arms as you do naturally, to illustrate what you are saying. However, he does recommend one gesture: to extend your hand and arm periodically, bridging the gap between you and your audience, with your hand in handshake position. More

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How to apologize in the business world
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Apologies are woefully underused in professional communication. Hypersensitivity to liability, finger-pointing, entitlement and a lack of accountability drive good people to avoid acknowledging mistakes, let alone apologizing for them. This resistance to apologizing does all sorts of bad things professionally. The longer issues are left unaddressed, the deeper the resentment and the harder it is to move forward. Here are guidelines on how to make a professional apology. More

Apps every flier should have via USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Now that almost every flier has a smartphone, and almost every airport has charging stations to power up these devices, savvy travelers know to load up on handy apps. But which ones are the best for your entire flight process — from booking that cheap ticket to saving yourself when things go wrong? The apps here are so helpful, suspects the airlines would prefer you didn't actually use them. More

Firefox add-ons for increasing productivity
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The Internet is a black hole of procrastination. It's a rare occasion when we open up our Web browsers and just do work without checking Facebook or getting sucked into YouTube. Not only is it possible to get work done, but your Web browser can actually help you be more productive with five Firefox add-ons to boost your work flow efficiency. More

5 ways to use Google's Search Plus Your World
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Google has revamped its search functions again, and again it's stirring strong responses. Its latest — a search personalization feature called Search Plus Your World — plucks material from Google+ for your search results. But short of an antitrust or privacy investigation by federal authorities, chances are SPYW is here to stay. So how can you get the most utility out of Google's new search feature? Here are five tips to help you maximize the usefulness of Search Plus Your World even if that means turning the feature off permanently. More

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