Make some Magic

Last week we covered our process for presentation creation. Now it’s time for delivery!

 Here’s how to practice your presentation:

  1. Practice while standing up.

  2. With your written script, highlight the most important words or concepts that you can punch up with movements of gestures.

  3. Practice while standing up, using those gestures.

  4. Rewrite your speech in bullet points then talk to those points instead of trying to memorize word-for-word.

  5. Practice while standing up, no script!

Practice, Practice, Practice…

You got this! 

Stay Cool,
Cool Beans Coaching

Having a Ball

Last week we talked about the importance of nonverbal communication and how to practice it in your daily life. But there’s another way to get your actions to speak louder than your words: Play a game of charades!

You can follow the classic rules:

  1. Get some friends together

  2. Pick a topic out of a hat

  3. Explain it without words!

Or, if you want something more exciting, try playing with the same passion as this video.

Stay Cool,
The Cool Beans Team

Actions Speak Louder than Words

You may have heard that actions speak louder than words. And it’s true!

According to Dr. Albert Mehrabian’s rule of personal communication, what our audience pays attention looks a bit more like this:

  • 7% Words

  • 38% Tone

  • 55% Body Language

How we can take control of our nonverbal communication? One option is to practice in your daily life. Notice how you sit in meetings, walk the dog, or wait for your coffee. Ask yourself:

Are my arms crossed? What does my facial expression look like? What message am I sending?

Then roll your shoulders back, take a deep breath, and smile. You got this!

Stay Cool,
The Cool Beans Team

I don’t know what to do with my hands

Depending on the culture, what you do with your hands can be very important.

In Korea, for example, accepting anything with just your left hand can be considered rude.

Tip: When handed anything from a thank you gift to the clicker for the PowerPoint, accept with both hands or the right hand using the left to support it.

If you aren’t sure, ask.

Stay Cool,
Cool Beans Coaching