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HOW TO HANDLE PRESENTATION SURPRISES

by Kathy Reiffenstein During a recent speech by President Obama at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit the presidential seal fell off the podium. Most likely this is something that the president’s staff and the event organizers would like to forget. But...

SOCIAL CAPITAL IS A POWERFUL PROFESSIONAL TOOL

by Kathy Reiffenstein Capital is what keeps organizations healthy and thriving, allowing them to achieve their goals. But the capital I’m referring to here is not naira, pounds or dollars. It is the kind you find in relationships instead of in bank vaults. It is...

SPEAK PERSUASIVELY

by Kathy Reiffenstein Standing in front of any audience, your goal is to persuade them • that you know what you’re talking about • that your approach/suggestion/proposal is worth considering • that they should do what you’re asking them to do Over two...

SELF PROMOTION WITH PROFESSIONALISM AND STYLE

by Kathy Reiffenstein In business, letting others know about your skills, your ideas and your accomplishments is key to advancing your career. Yet, as women, we are frequently reluctant to do this, feeling it will make us sound too conceited or too aggressive....

DON’T YOU DARE APOLOGISE

by Kathy Reiffenstein  WHY DO PRESENTERS APOLOGISE? We apologise because we’re feeling inadequate, insecure, unprepared. We think that if we proactively point out all the things we feel aren’t good enough about our presentation and delivery, then...
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