By Louise Harris
No matter if giving a five-minute presentation to their department heads or a 30-minute speech in front of an audience of 200, people often make the No. 1 biggest mistake. They believe they don't need to prepare for the talk, says Arjun Buxi, an expert in leadership training and public speaking communication techniques.
Buxi teaches Communication at San Jose State University and has taken that knowledge to corporate America where he works as an Executive Coach. He provides leadership training, communication skills and entrepreneurial advice. He owns a company called Culture of Speak.
“When people are asked to speak, they often say 'I will wing it because I know this stuff.' This is the wrong approach,” Buxi said during our interview. “This mistake leads to them rambling on the podium, using a lot of filler words, and getting no impact from their talk. The audience doesn't listen or care.”
By Louise Harris
Women sometimes feel unsure of themselves and are afraid to speak to groups of people. Luckily, they can discover how to master techniques that will give them all the confidence and power they need to succeed, according to Liz Boeder, an expert in teaching sales skills.
Throughout her business career, Boeder worked in retail sales, training sales associates in the art of selling. She has also honed her skills as a member of Toastmasters, which helps people overcome their fear of public speaking and teaches them to speak more effectively to potential clients and to groups of people. She invites women and men to join her on Savvy to impart her knowledge on public speaking.