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3 Keys to Stronger Audience Retention

Your audience will only remember a small percentage of what you say. Some studies suggest it will be less than 20%. Fact. Other studies suggest that the average adult attention span is now about 8 seconds. Bummer. So what do you do about it? Focus on all three aspects of the audience experience: Make sure […]

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4 Long-Term Benefits of Being a Great Communicator

Being a great communicator is about so much more than the sales call you’re about to make, the meeting you’re about to join, or the conversation you’re about to have… Beyond the immediate benefits of closing a sale, or contributing to a meeting, great communication skills create several significant realities that will benefit you in […]

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The Message Makeover Podcast: An Interview with Author Tim Sanders

I’m so happy to introduce my former Broadcast.com and Yahoo! colleague Tim Sanders to our Latimer Group community. Tim is the author of five books including the New York Times Bestseller, “Love is the Killer App.” He is a top-rated keynote speaker and CEO of Deeper Media. Tim preaches generosity toward others at work. He […]

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A Story About Respect

I am going share a personal experience with you today… the kind of story that is emotional for a lot of people in 2019 America. It is a story about an interaction I recently had with a police officer. I am making the choice to share this story with you with a healthy dose of […]

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Capture My Attention Or Lose Me Forever

The first car stolen or “captured” in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” was a 1999 Aston Martin DB7. While Nicholas Cage had an entire minute to capture the car in the movie, in the corporate world, you have just ten seconds to capture your audience’s attention. In my last post, we showed you why capturing attention […]

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How Storytelling Helps Us Connect with Our Audience

On February 10, 2019 the Grammy Awards opened with an introduction by women describing the importance of music in our lives. As I listened to Michelle Obama’s message, I thought of the relevance of her words to the work we do every day.  “Music helps us share ourselves…It allows us to hear one another, to […]

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Substance is the New Style

Do you love Ted Talks as much as I do?  I can’t get enough of them. But laughing at things we like (including ourselves) is healthier than an apple a day. If you have to present for your job or have to listen to others present,  we think you will find this parody video of […]

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More Tips for Identifying Your Fingerprints

This post was written by Kendra Raguckas, eLearning Designer and Facilitator at The Latimer Group. Last week I attended Women in Leadership: Lessons from the Top hosted by People’s United Center for Women and Business. I had the pleasure of hearing two successful women speak: Judy Olian, Quinnipiac University’s 9th President, and Sara Longobardi, Senior Executive […]

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