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Maurice Decastro

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Public speaking mindfulness offer the key to success. Mindfulness is commonly associated with being reserved, contemplative and even a little meek. Public speaking and presenting is often perceived as a skill that only extroverts can excel at. Both perspectives are misplaced. Regardless of your personality, mindfulness can be extremely valuable in helping you to become[…]

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  Virtual presenting has become an everyday feature of business. Since Covid-19, it’s become the mainstay of business communication and it’s here to stay. Many professionals find the very thought of virtual presenting unsettling. It’s not too difficult to understand why that is. In the good old days of presenting in person, many presenters struggled[…]

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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 others super speedily. Likeability, trustworthiness, and competence of other people are often judged  after  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. Post pandemic, we are still highly likely to be living in a world of[…]

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  These 21 Powerful PowerPoint tips will add enormous value to your presentation. Ten 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. Around 30 million presentations were given every day using that software alone. It’s difficult[…]

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What do you think of public speaking for children? The benefits of learning to speak confidently in public at the youngest possible age can pay huge dividends. Lessons in public speaking for children can help young people: – Boost their personal confidence and self-esteem – Value their voice and express themselves openly, with greater ease[…]

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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 present today’s sales person with a formidable challenge. Mindful selling is the route[…]

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Everyone wants presentation success. Every presentation is an opportunity to inspire people to act or at the very least think differently. Each presentation offers an opportunity to lead, improve lives and make organisations stronger. The fool proof route to presentation success is grounded in mindfulness. Mindful presenting incorporates: – A high level of consciousness, awareness[…]

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Mindful presenting success is available to us all. It isn’t a new age fad. It’s not about ‘chilling out’, cushions or candles. It’s not even about meditation. Mindful presenting success is about awareness. It’s achieved through: – Challenging the status quo of long, boring, and forgettable business presentations. – Helping professionals to craft and deliver[…]

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  If one of your goals is to present with confidence, 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 best[…]

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Would you like to learn a few simple mindfulness presentation techniques? 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[…]

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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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woman presenting data virtually

The presenting challenge is real. Politicians still won’t answer a simple question directly. Many business presentations are still boring and virtual presenting hasn’t helped the phenomenon of ‘death by bullet point.’ With more and more of us stifling yawns on Zoom and sneaking  a quick look at our emails and LinkedIn while being presented to,[…]

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