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There's a secret to mastering executive communication
There's a secret to mastering executive communication

When you present to executives, you want to be confident, concise, factual -- and prepared. Learn more about these key executive communication tips.

How to give a powerful presentation
How to give a powerful presentation

Good presentations persuade, combine stoytelling and logic, and offer a clear path forward. Learn more about public presentation best practices in this article and video.

Express your best self: Go for connection, not perfection
Express your best self: Go for connection, not perfection

Here are some ways to be prepared for your next presentation so that you can focus on connecting with the audience and not worrying about being perfect.

The No. 1 communication secret of great leaders: Be clear and concise
The No. 1 communication secret of great leaders: Be clear and concise

Keeping it short and sweet is a key communication skill for aspiring leaders. Here are some specific ways to get your message across quickly and effectively.

Maybe slap your face before your next presentation
Maybe slap your face before your next presentation

A pre-presentation ritual will help reduce jitters, add energy and build confidence before facing your audience. Learn what Stephen Colbert does, plus some tips that might work for you.

What you say matters: Bring executive presence to your presentation
What you say matters: Bring executive presence to your presentation

When you present to leadership, you belong. Act like it, and don't rush.

Organize for understanding: How to fight information overload
Organize for understanding: How to fight information overload

Good presentations need to be organized or else you risk confusing or overwhelming your audience.

Emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness
Emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness

Self-awareness isn't easy, but it's a key component of emotional intelligence, better relationships and better outcomes.

Clarify your core message: Up the value of your presentation
Clarify your core message: Up the value of your presentation

Great work deserves a great presentation. Here's advice on discovering your core message so senior leadership knows what you've accomplished.

Initiate difficult conversations with these 4 steps
Initiate difficult conversations with these 4 steps

Difficult conversations take work, and starting them is often the hardest part.

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