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3 proven actions to help introverts excel as leaders
3 proven actions to help introverts excel as leaders

Speaking up isn't always a natural skill for introverts, but it can be learned -- and it's essential to career growth and establishing the executive presence leaders require.

Engage your audience: The Q&A
Engage your audience: The Q&A

Q&A sessions are powerful opportunities to clarify your points, engage your audience and empower them to act. Don't throw away this influencer opportunity.

When the moment is right, are you ready for a motivation conversation?
When the moment is right, are you ready for a motivation conversation?

Having the courage and patience to understand people's motivation can help them -- and you as a leader -- move forward.

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.

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