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How to Improve Speaking Skills — Please Help Us Help Others

I’ve recently been asked to help some people improve speaking skills.  To further improve the presentation skills training we provide, I created this very simple 4 question survey to find out more about what people think of public speaking and giving presentations.

TAKE IT HERE

It should only take 2 minutes to share your thoughts!  CLICK HERE

Thank you for your help.

I have one more thing to ask … please share the survey with others.  We really want to know what people think about public speaking.  Each person helps us be prepared to help more people be comfortable and confident in front of a group of people.

THANK YOU!

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Improving One’s Speaking Skills Is Crucial for Executives and Managers

Casino executives and senior managers are expected to have a multitude of skills.  More than I care to list here.  But there is one skill that eludes many of them – how to make a presentation.

They shouldn’t feel badly about this.  They have lots of company.   Most people fear standing in front of other people and giving a presentation.  They fear giving a speech more than they fear death.  They get sweaty palms at the mere thought of doing a presentation or even being in charge of a small meeting.

These fears can be overcome with proper training.  Indeed, they must because casino executives and the properties they work for have much to gain from effective presentations.  Being able to present information and speak to groups ranging from seven direct reports to 70 people at a departmental meeting is critical.  It is vital to the overall success of both the presenter, that person’s department and, ultimately, the casino.

Marty

BUSINESS INQUIRIES FOR ROBINSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.:
Lydia Baird
lbaird@raresults.com

 

Presentation Skills Video Reveals Number One Mistake in Making A Presentation

As promised, we have released a presentation skills video.  Here it is and it goes right to the heart of acquiring good presentation skills by revealing the number one mistake people make when they give a presentation or speak in public.

Just click on the video below and watch and learn.

Or just click here.

Remember, this is the top mistake.  Conquer it and you have made significant progress.

 

Giving a presentation is a skill.  The problem is most people are so freaked out about public speaking or delivering a presentation that they never learn the presentation skills they need to be successful long term.

Getting over the nervous and gaining the needed confidence doesn’t happen by accident.  It takes presentation skills training – not just any training.  The trainer should help you understand the Socratic method and lead you to the realization that great presenters ask questions to engage and inspire participants. People who present exceptionally well don’t have an audience – they have participants who are engaged in the presentation.

In the simplest of terms, Plutarch had the answer 2,000 years ago.  He said, “The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting.”

Making a memorable presentation is NOT about trying to shove as much stuff into people’s heads as you can.  It more about igniting their imagination and interest.  Making great presentations is  critical element of customer service and it’s often overlooked or, perhaps more accurately, avoided.

If you range from nervous to terrified about giving a presentation, don’t feel bad.  Jimmy Stewart, Johnny Carson and John F. Kennedy all had a fear of public speaking.  And these are people who made a living out of speaking and entertaining.  If you feel you are in good company, there is a way to overcoming the fear.  Presentations skills training will get you there.

Marty

BUSINESS INQUIRIES FOR ROBINSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.:
Lydia Baird
lbaird@raresults.com

 

Presentation Skills: Every Manager Can (and Should) Learn Them

Presentation Skills Video Will Be Released Soon By Robinson & Associates, Inc.

Suddenly, you realize that you need presentation skills training.  The boss just told you that you will be expected to give a presentation next week and your panic was instantaneous!  You don’t know how to do a presentation.  You aren’t used to it.  It’s not one of those skills you can just pull out of your bag of tricks.

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Presentation Skills Are One of Many Talents Executives Are Expected to Have

We are working on a presentation skills video that will help managers avoid this nightmare scenario. All managers and senior executives are expected to have a multitude of skills and speaking skills is one of them.  Here’s the good news – everyone can learn to be a skilled presenter and our video will help get you there.

There’s even more good news.  There are also benefits to your casino.  Presentation skills are one of the most important skills to possess in the age of information, and casinos should want their managers to do well in this area.  Public speaking development should be part of the property’s strategic business plan.  A high-quality presentation skills program will increase employees’ motivation, self-image and confidence while also sharpening their organization, planning and communication skills.  Those are exceptional employees in my book, and every casino should want to have staff members with those qualities.  It can give the casino a leg up on competitors that don’t appreciate the value of  presentation development.

Delivering an effective presentation is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.  Casino managers need to be comfortable sharing ideas and information in a way that creates buy-in and enthusiasm.  Casinos that offer their managers presentation skills training visibly demonstrate that they value their employees.

Stay tuned.  Our presentation skills video will be released in the next few days and it will be FREE!

Marty

BUSINESS INQUIRIES FOR ROBINSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.:
Lydia Baird
lbaird@raresults.com