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BUILDING YOUR BEST VIRTUAL PRESENCE

BUILDING YOUR BEST VIRTUAL PRESENCE

You want your virtual presence to be as professional as possible. You want to make the best possible impression every time you interact online. Given that virtual meetings are here to stay, it makes sense to put effort into ensuring that the way you project virtually...

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For the Love of Learning, 13 June 2020 : Smile

For the Love of Learning, 13 June 2020 : Smile

A smile is a wonderful tool within the body language toolkit. A smile is a smile wherever you are in the world. It means the same thing, no matter the nation, no matter the culture. Adding to the special nature of a smile is the fact that it cannot be faked. (I know a...

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TIME TO THINK

TIME TO THINK

ABOUT TIME TO THINK   Nancy Kline has done pioneering work over the past approximately thirty-five years, developing the TIME TO THINK concept. She has been recognised internationally for her contribution to management methodologies.   Nancy realised, in her...

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I’m an Interruptor…

I’m an Interruptor…

I’m an interrupter (or interruptor if you prefer – both are acceptable.) I have one primary excuse for interrupting. I’m not great at keeping thoughts in my head. They tend to disappear, and only appear while I’m driving home, or when I’m having a shower...

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ETIQUETTE GIVES YOU THE EDGE

ETIQUETTE GIVES YOU THE EDGE

The word ‘etiquette’ often conjures up images of stuffy gentlemen and snobbish ladies socialising at their high-class establishments, out of touch with the common man. Instead, the word ‘etiquette’ should conjure up images of the kind of person we’d like...

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IT’S WOMEN’S MONTH !

IT’S WOMEN’S MONTH !

It's Women's Month. We believe that is worth celebrating - in a big way.We're offering our one-day COMMUNICATION CONFIDENCE workshop, focussed on EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS, for HALF our usual rate.What Can You Expect ?There are many aspects to public...

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PRIVACY POLICY

Effective date: July 31, 2019Lovemore Communication ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://www.lovemorecommunication.co.za website (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and...

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IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Who Will Be In Your Audience ?

IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Who Will Be In Your Audience ?

Given that any presentation will only be worthwhile if it adds some level of value to the audience hearing it, taking time and trouble understanding your audience and their needs and interests is absolutely essential. The following list provides an idea of...

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IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : What Do You Aim to Achieve ?

IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : What Do You Aim to Achieve ?

It is really important to be clear about what you want your presentation to achieve. Know where you are going before you start. Your objective(s) will colour all of your planning and execution. There are really only five basic objectives in speechmaking :...

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IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Use Your BODY Effectively

IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Use Your BODY Effectively

Before you even start speaking, and throughout your speech, use your body to establish and cement your credibility. Your body is your most powerful instrument for convincing an audience of your sincerity, earnestness and enthusiasm. You are able to control...

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IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Crafting Your Speech…

IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Crafting Your Speech…

The number one rule in speechmaking of any kind is that the audience must find value in the ideas and message you have to share. If they don’t, you’ve wasted your time. It’s as simple as that. You might have been provided with your topic. If you have to...

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IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Are You Nervous ?

IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Are You Nervous ?

Your presentation is imminent. Are you nervous ? Of course you are. It’s perfectly natural. 75% of the population is said to be fearful of public speaking. But why are you nervous ? What do you fear ? Perhaps you’re anxious that you’ll forget your words,...

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IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Start by Asking “Why ?”

IT’S YOUR TURN TO TALK : Start by Asking “Why ?”

Why are you reading this ?This is the first of a series of articles on #PresentationSkills. You care for one of two reasons. EitherYou’re faced with the challenge of an impending presentation - you realise that presentations are easier received than...

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EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS – PERSONALISED WORKSHOP

EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS – PERSONALISED WORKSHOP

What Can You Expect ? There are many aspects to public speaking or delivering professional or other presentations. Your body language counts, as does your language selection. Your speech construction is important. Your vocal variety will have an impact....

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MY TOP BOOK RECOMMENDATION

MY TOP BOOK RECOMMENDATION

MY TOP BOOK RECOMMENDATIONThis gem of a book seems to fly under the radar of texts on public speaking. Have you heard of Patrick Collins ? I hadn’t either. But this is one of the best books I have read on the subject of public (and other) speaking. It’s...

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YOUR BODY LANGUAGE MAY SHAPE WHO YOU ARE

YOUR BODY LANGUAGE MAY SHAPE WHO YOU ARE

YOUR BODY LANGUAGE MAY SHAPE WHO YOU ARE"There is no doubting the power of body language. We tend to think, though, that our body language – our facial expressions, our gestures - will enhance or detract from our communication with others.  But Amy Cuddy...

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