Category Archives: Presentation Skills

Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 2: Message

Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 2: Message

At The Latimer Group, our teaching model is based on the 4 Skills of Great Communication: Assess, Message, Document, and Deliver.

In this new four-part series of our Soundwaves podcast, Dean shares the four skills of our model, through the story of The Latimer Group’s origin and evolution. As we conclude our 15th year of operations, we are proud to share our story and our Model for Persuasive Communication, in a way designed to help you think through your own story and journey.

Listen to Part 2 below, or subscribe to Soundwaves on iTunes, and have new episodes delivered to your device as soon as they’re published.

At The Latimer Group, our individual Coaching services are highly customized and designed to help you achieve your specific goals. Typical engagements focus on developing skill sets in Leadership Communications, Public Speaking, and Executive-Level Business Presentations. To learn more, e-mail us at info@TheLatimerGroup.com

Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 1: Assess

Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 1: Assess

At The Latimer Group, our teaching model is based on the 4 Skills of Great Communication: Assess, Message, Document, and Deliver. In this new four-part series of our Soundwaves podcast, Dean shares the four skills of our model, through the story of The Latimer Group’s origin and evolution. As we conclude our 15th year of… Continue Reading

Audience Engagement: Setting Them Up to Listen

Audience Engagement: Setting Them Up to Listen

I was recently speaking with friends about how to capture attention in a professional environment. Among the group were a couple of doctors who teach in academic settings and a curriculum coach from an inner-city public school. When we discussed audience engagement, the consensus was: “If you want to get doctors to listen, give them… Continue Reading

These 5 Words Can Make You More Persuasive

These 5 Words Can Make You More Persuasive

At The Latimer Group, we believe that the ability to persuade, influence and build consensus is the most important skill that you can have in the workplace. If you attempt to add one skill to your tool box in the coming year, verbal persuasion should be at the top of your list. This begs the… Continue Reading

Becoming a Next-Level Communicator

Becoming a Next-Level Communicator

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council October 20, 2017. To be a powerful communicator, you have to be brutally honest. You need to look critically at how great a change you are suggesting and how much you are asking of your audience. But perhaps the most important place you must look is within yourself. How… Continue Reading

Getting Your Delivery from “Negative” to “Positive”

Getting Your Delivery from “Negative” to “Positive”

We talk all the time about message development — clarity of and organization of message make it easier for people to listen to you. And if you do all the right things on your message plan, and then translate it into a good slide deck, the final piece of the puzzle is your delivery. Once… Continue Reading

Simple Rules for Building Credibility

Simple Rules for Building Credibility

My wife and I recently had some bookshelves built in our home, which gave us some much-needed space to display many of the books we owned. So when the job was completed, we had a wonderful night of populating our new shelves. We had a little wine, and we spent hours opening up boxes of… Continue Reading

The Secret to Persuasive Communication

The Secret to Persuasive Communication

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council October 2, 2017. There are lots of tips and techniques for crafting a persuasive bit of communication. But there’s one fundamental secret that underlies all of them. What is this secret weapon or becoming a powerful communicator? Honesty. Why? Because to successfully persuade someone, you need to be… Continue Reading

Weak Language When Presenting is Sort of a Problem

Weak Language When Presenting is Sort of a Problem

We deliberately used an example of that weak language in the title of this post, to illustrate what it can do to your message and your credibility when presenting. Weak phrases like “pretty much,” “sort of,” “kind of,” or “a little bit,” don’t actually add a lot to your message. Phrases like these make you… Continue Reading

Reduce Speaking Stress with this Mark Twain Quote

Reduce Speaking Stress with this Mark Twain Quote

This post was written by Amy Fenollosa, Director of Learning at The Latimer Group. Have you ever been stressed as you prepare for a meeting, and wondered if you’d be able to remember the details? Worried about an important presentation and panicked about forgetting what you had to say? Often in our workshops, people are really… Continue Reading

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