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Maurice Decastro

woman holding microphone presenting at conference

How many chances do you get to make a first impression? All presenters and public speakers face the same Universal challenge; getting and keeping their audience’s undivided attention. Psychologists at Princeton University suggest that people make judgments about the attractiveness, likeability, trustworthiness, and competence of other people after looking at their faces for just 100 milliseconds.[…]

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Virtual presentations should be considered and crafted with the same level of mindfulness as in-person presentations. COVID-19 has changed the way we communicate with each other in business. Virtual presentations, virtual meetings and even virtual conferences have become the norm in 2020. Post pandemic, we are still highly likely to be living in a world[…]

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These 21 Powerful PowerPoint tips will add enormous value to your presentation to create the impact you want and your audience needs. Eight years ago it was estimated that there were more than 500 million users of PowerPoint globally, PowerPoint had an estimated 95% share of the presentation software market and around 30 million presentations[…]

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mindful selling 4D slide - Product knowledge, sales skills, mindset, impact

Mindful Selling isn’t a new age buzzword riding high on the back of mindfulness. Selling has changed more in the last ten years than it has in the past five decades.  Advances in technology, competition, buying decisions, highly discerning and savvy purchasers presents today’s sales person with a formidable challenge. Mindful selling is the route[…]

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A mindful presenter considers, crafts and conveys their message with a high level of awareness. A distracted mind has a habit of reacting rather than responding and operating on autopilot rather than appreciation. A mindful presenter conditions their mind to focus with clarity on how to connect with their audience emotionally as well as intellectually.[…]

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Books and scales of justice

Mindful presenting isn’t a new age fad. It’s not about ‘chilling out’, cushions or candles. It’s not even about meditation. Mindful presenting is about awareness. It’s designed to: – Challenge the status quo of long, boring, and forgettable business presentations. – Help professionals to craft and deliver presentations with clarity of purpose, real value and[…]

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confidence boy about to fly

If one of your goals is to present with confidence in 2020, Mindful Presenter has the solution. Standing in front of colleagues or clients to speak can be a daunting experience. Public-speaking anxiety isn’t an affliction isolated to the meek or inexperienced. It has no respect for age, position or experience; it can trouble the[…]

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Woman meditating at desk with two men standing over

Mindfulness is a word that’s being used in just about every walk of life at the moment. Google, Apple, Nike and many of the world’s most successful brands have realised and harnessed the power of mindfulness. Even though it’s a way of living that’s been around for thousands of years many people are still confused[…]

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Everyone is a presenter; the question is, what type of presenter are you? Every day, in organisations across the world, millions of people are presenting. They are called on to inform, update, inspire and lead colleagues and customers to think or act differently. Many don’t have the time, inclination or knowledge to present as effectively[…]

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Man speaking at conference

The presenting challenge is real. We are well into 2020 and politicians still won’t answer a simple question directly and most business presentations are still boring. Extraordinary presenters make things happen. They connect with hearts and minds; they lead change and drive action. The challenge is substantive, serious and sadly still not recognised by some[…]

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Wayne Dyer being interviewed

  Public speaking lessons: Inspired by one of my favourite authors, speaker and teachers, the late Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Every day in businesses, conferences and seminars across the  world, millions of presentations and public speeches are being delivered; each arguably with its own intention. I believe that if you have a speech or presentation[…]

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Closeup of business people hands clapping at conference

  Mindful presenting is the future of high impact communication which will allow you to present your ideas with confidence, clarity and presence.  Every day in businesses across the globe people sit attentively in the hope that the speaker will tell them something they don’t already know in a way they’ve never been connected with[…]

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