Reading an audience is tricky business, with dividends for those who succeed, and penalties for those who fail. The reason to stay present and in touch during a presentation,…

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Technology Trip Up

March 13, 2018

Ironic. Humiliating. Unprofessional. Those are a few words describing the crash and burn of a recent speech. A bigwig from a tech firm was giving remarks…and tech tripped him up.…

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  Martin Luther King Jr. delivered approximately 450 speeches a year. As a great orator, his speeches were informed and delivered with power, persistence, and effective messaging. On August 28,…

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“O” Wow!

January 8, 2018

  If you haven’t watched Oprah’s remarks at the Golden Globe Awards, you should.  She packed more power into nine minutes than most speakers do in a lifetime.  Its message,…

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Big TCC Announcement for 2018

December 20, 2017

  We are overjoyed to announce our new 2018 office location: 1825 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Our current location has served us well for the past 12 years,…

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2017 Top Communication Posts

December 20, 2017

  1. Working Girl in a Woman-Owned Business http://www.thecommunicationcenter.com/working-girl-woman-owned-business/ 2. Of Oscars and PowerPoints – remember when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read the wrong winners? Here’s a note on…

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Here are four key takeaways leaders will obtain from ‘Excellence in Communication: Presenting as a Leader:” Attend the two-day course and you will learn how to: Get to Your Point…

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  You’re locked into the conference agenda, the materials are printed, your bio and headshot are submitted – there’s no turning back now. Sure – when the request email came…

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Don’t arrive unprepared While panel presentations are often more informal and conversational, that is not an excuse to under prepare. You should always be prepared with an opening and closing,…

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  You’re moving through your presentation and notice you’re cutting it close on time. It’s probably fine just to go over a few minutes to wrap up, right? Wrong. If…

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