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More on Body Language

By |2019-09-27T13:05:50+10:00October 30th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

In our last few blog posts we've been looking at body language and how it is a vital part of communication with others. Here are some more tips and hints.   Status in the office Consider the use of certain objects strategically placed around your office. They can be subtly used non-verbally to increase your status and power. Body language guru Allan Pease says we should give a little thought to the nonverbal gymnastics of our offices by, for example: Installing low sofas for visitors to sit on Locating a pen container from overseas on your desk Leave some red folders on the desk marked 'Strictly Confidential' Cover a wall with photos, awards or qualifications that you have received Have a slim briefcase (Large, bulky brief cases, he says, are carried by those who do all the work.) Make sure the height of the back of your chair is higher [...]

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Public Speaking Made Easy

By |2019-09-27T13:05:54+10:00October 18th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Workshops|

In our last blog post we discussed some step by steps to delivering a memorable speech. Here are some more tips to take with you next time you have to make an important speech! "Become interested enough in your audience that your prime concern is how to get your message from you to them. When you think more about how you are going to put your message across and less about what people will think of you, you will end up a better communicator. So allow yourself to release your energy in a positive way." Lou Hampton, quoted in Jeffrey Davidson, Blow your Own Horn, AMACOM, NY, 1987, p. 156. Here's an idea Many amateur speakers make two mistakes: They skip their vision around the room, trying to make eye contact with everyone; and When coming to a break in thought, they fill in the gaps with ‘um’ or ‘ah’. Be [...]

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