Intended message vs unintended message

What is the Divide between Your Intended Message and Your Unintended Message?

George TorokCommunication skills, Intended Message, Leadership communication, Podcasting, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

So perhaps the first reason why your intended message doesn’t get across is maybe you simply failed to clarify your message before sending clarify your message before you start speaking. And that might mean pausing and thinking before you speak.

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Build self confidence

How to Build Your Self-Confidence

George TorokExecutive presence, Leadership communication, Presentation Tips, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

Self-confidence is the currency of success. It can be a elusive coin. Yet it is critical to life and success.
It can determine the difference between success and failure, happiness and misery, and even life and death. It’s not something that comes naturally, yet it’s a skill that can be learned and improved upon with practice. In this article, we will discuss some practical tips and techniques that can help you build self-confidence.

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imposter syndrome for emerging leaders

How Can Emerging Leaders Deal with Imposter Syndrome?

George TorokCommunication skills, Executive presence, Executive speaking, Leadership communication Leave a Comment

Imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern in which a person doubts their accomplishments, skills, or abilities and has an internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud or impostor. People with imposter syndrome often feel like they don’t belong or that they have achieved their success due to luck rather than their own abilities.

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Confidence speaker

How to speak with more confidence

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Speak with more confidence
When you are speaking, which do you believe Is more important? To feel confident or to appear confident? Think about that. You probably want both, but you can’t have both all the time. The question is which is more important? The answer is, it’s more important to appear confident.  Why? Because that is the perspective of your listeners. Once you recognize that it’s about the audience experience and not your experience three factors work in your favor.

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Start your presentation

How to open your presentation

George TorokInsights, Presentation Tips, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

Your first words are important because your audience is judging you. They are scrolling through questions in their mind:
Should I listen? How long will this take? Do I trust the person? How painful will this be? When will we get to the relevant part? What does this mean to me?

The purpose of your opening is to grab their attention, establish rapport and set the direction.

Most importantly – grab attention. How might you do that?

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