Category Archives: Communication

10 Ways to Keep Your Audience Interested

                                10 Ways to Keep Your Audience Interested   1 Use humour Humour is an excellent way to get people back into your speech. Not only does everyone enjoy a good joke or a funny story. It gets the attention of audience members whose thoughts were elsewhere, Keep it clean and relevant to your subject   2 Ask a question […]

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The Ladder to Success

                                                  The Ladder to Success   We all desire to be successful, whether it be in our work, our hobbies or our family life. Our need to achieve goals and take pride in our accomplishments is part of human nature. While many of us will reach our goals, others will not. Why will some fail? Because they haven’t taken the […]

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Applause for the Pause

                                           APPLAUSE FOR THE PAUSE Every great comedian knows the value of timing, that attention getting pause before the punch line. Jack Benny was a master who could reduce the toughest audience to laughter with a simple pause. (We used to watch him on the old black and white TV before colour. You can see him demonstrating his technique on […]

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Discover Your Undeveloped Potential

                                         Discover Your Undeveloped Potential   What value would you place on your talents? Are you satisfied with the value returned for your efforts or would you like to increase the return? Chances are your potential is much greater than you can imagine. Psychologists say the average person uses less than 10% of his or her intellectual potential, and the […]

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Wich One Are You?

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?   Some members keep a group so strong, While others join just to belong. Some dig right in, serve with pride, Some go along just for the ride   Some volunteer to do there share, While some lie back and just don’t care. Some do their best, some help, some make, Some do nothing, only take. […]

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Say it in Threes

SAY IT IN THREES   One of the most effective and easiest devices in speechmaking to achieve clarity of purpose is the use of the triadic approach. This technique of speaking is to simply say something in a series of three. Consider three points, three qualities, three reasons, three whatever.  The effectiveness of saying something in threes can be judged […]

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Only Attend Useful Meetings

Only Attend Useful Meetings There is a way to turn non-productive meetings and often downright boring meetings into affairs worthy of everyone’s time. Even yours! I believe there is a way you can attend only productive meetings, whether it’s a business, committee, training or Bible study, it’s a meeting. And we all have attended meetings that are non-productive, a complete […]

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4 Ways to Keep Your Audience Awake

            Four Ways to Keep Your Audience Awake “And now in conclusion, EVERY BODY WAKE UP” That’s what the caption read on a cartoon I saw that showed an after dinner speaker addressing his sound-asleep audience. If it wasn’t Will Rogers who said “Tell em what you’re gonna tell em, tell em, and then tell em what you just told […]

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