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Repeat to Retain: Reinforce Key Messages for Lasting Impact neural pathways neuroscience repetition Jul 09, 2024

Have you ever had your kid come home from school and say, "My teacher told me today that..." and you think to yourself, "I have told you that same thing 10x before, but you listen to them instead...

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Real Stories, Real Impact: Fostering Emotional Connections with an Audience public speaking storytelling Jul 02, 2024

Let's get real.

You don't have to totally spill your guts from the stage or in the courtroom, but you MUST bring an authentic HUMAN element.

You have to get a little vulnerable.

Vulnerability...

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Give Me Some Space: Managing Your Distance for Effective Communication nonverbal communication proxemics space Jun 26, 2024

Have you seen the movie Dirty Dancing? Remember the iconic line:

“Spaghetti arm! This is my dance space. This is your dance space.”

It’s a fun reminder that we all have...

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Stand Strong: Mastering Posture for Effective Public Speaking breathwork nonverbal communication posture Jun 25, 2024

First impressions are made based on how you carry yourself.

Before you say a word, your audience sees HOW you walk onto the stage; how you move through space and how you establish your...

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Actions Speak Louder than Words: The Secret to Powerful and Effective Communication gestures kinesics nonverbal communication posture Jun 19, 2024

Your body language can say more than words ever could.

How?

When you master kinesics.

How you use your body, how you move through space and time, is the study of kinesics. All discernible body...

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Turn Ideas into Action: Practical Takeaways for Your Audience full spectrum voice high stakes communciation Jun 18, 2024

You are a "high-stakes communicator."

What's that mean?

We are ALL communicators. But not all communication is high-stakes communication. We communicate to transmit information -- both verbal and...

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Speak to Be Remembered melody nonverbal communication pace paralanguage pitch the 5 building blocks tone quality volume Jun 13, 2024

Ever wondered why some speeches stick with you long after they've ended, while others fade away? The secret isn't in the words themselves—it's in how they're delivered.

As Maya Angelou...

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Engage the Senses: Make Your Stories Come Alive nonverbal communication opening statement senses storytelling Jun 11, 2024

As you seek to connect with your audience and to engage them in compelling ways, you must not ignore the opportunity to appeal to their SENSES.

Often your case facts and story details are not...

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Captivate and Engage: The Power of Varied Vocal Timbres full spectrum voice timbre tone quality Jun 04, 2024

First, let's get past the funny word. 

I know you want to say TIM-BRAY, but it's pronounced TAM-BER. We have the French to thank.

So, what does it mean?

Well, the dictionary says...

"The...

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Building Rapport with Jurors: Three Essential Tips 7 habits of highly effective people attentive listeners nonverbal communication types of listeners May 01, 2024

Cultivating a connection with jurors can be challenging, especially given the stress and anxiety they often experience. However, when you encounter an Attentive Listener—a juror who actively...

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Capture Their Attention: 4 Proven Techniques 7 habits of highly effective people neuroscience nonverbal communication selective listeners types of listeners Apr 25, 2024

Have you ever faced a room full of blank stares, wondering if anyone is really listening? You're not alone. Sometimes the issue isn't with your delivery but with your audience, particularly if you...

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The Key to Keeping Your Jury on Track 7 habits of highly effective people pretend listener types of listeners Apr 17, 2024

Are Your Jurors Really Paying Attention?

It might look like your jurors are focused, but appearances can be deceiving. They may just be pretending or being polite. The real challenge lies in...

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