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April 2013 Newsletter
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Master the Message :
Stand Up and Deliver

There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars.                                                                 Mark Twain

In Steve Jobs biography (written by Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine) it is apparent he had a lot of trouble with face-to-face communication. But, when he was front and center, he was masterful. He knew you could have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can't communicate your ideas to get people on board, it doesn't matter. Jobs was the king of corporate story telling. His passion and charisma ignited employees, customers and the world!

Here are some tips for your next presentation:

Do Your Homework
People are very astute observers when you are making a presentation. They sense when you are going by the seat of your pants. Preparing increases your self-confidence, and that will ooze out of every pore in your body. Your goal is to have them saying, "Wow! You really know your stuff." Also know your audience's predisposition toward the topic. Are they neutral, favorable, or hostile?

Design a PowerPoint
A PowerPoint presentation not only helps the audience, but also helps you present a clear message and keep organized. Use bullets and speak from them.

Never, Ever Read Your Presentation
 Never, ever bring a script to read. If you have the jitters about speaking in front of the group, you can use other techniques. You are allowed only one page, with bullet points in large print. Familiarize yourself with these "talking point" bullets. They serve as a trigger so that you can glance at them and already know what you want to say about each. Extemporaneous speaking is a hundred times better than script reading. Talk to the audience like you would have a conversation with a coworker in the break room. Public speaking is not some formalized ritual.

Use a story to educate and entertain your audience on the subject.
People love stories. Real life stories. It engages them. Stories can come from your own experience or from a story you read. One day while shopping a woman came up to me and said, "Audrey, I heard you speak twenty years ago and I remember a story you told about your son starting first grade. I have never forgotten it. " It was a story about the content and emotional dimension of messages and how differently men and women listen to them. She never forgot.

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Audrey Nelson PhD. is an international trainer, key-note speaker, consultant and author who works with organizations to increase their productivity and profitability through winning communication strategies.

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March 27, 2013
Can women have it all?
Everyday Talk Show Fox 31

KDVR-TV, Denver
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February 14, 2013
Couples that Fight Together, Stay Together
Everyday Talk Show Fox 31

KDVR-TV, Denver
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January 10, 2013
Ways to Prevent Sexual Harassment and What to Do if it Happens
Everyday Talk Show Fox 31

KDVR-TV, Denver
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prosAudrey was interviewed about dealing with difficult people by  The Most Positive Business Talk Show in America AM 560 KLZ - click here to listen

Have you checked out Audrey’s blog?

How Women Handle Bullies and Why She Can't Change Them

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Ouch that Hurts! Dealing with Difficult People
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Women's Health Australia magazine interviewed Audrey for an  article that examines some of the scientific/evolutionary theories behind why men and women differ when it come to certain areas of life. The article will be posted when it is published in Spring.

AUdrey CO springsAudrey presented He Speaks, She speaks to 60 people at the Colorado Springs Women's Chamber of Commerce.

What People are saying about Audrey


I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. I heard you speak at a networking event at the Boulder Outlook Hotel last spring. Your talk titled "Dealing with Difficult People" continues to inform how I manage my clients and employees. Thank you!

- Alex Jordan


You spoke at the SCWCC January luncheon in Colorado Springs, and I still hear comments about your fascinating and valuable presentation!  I purchased the cd, and my husband couldn't wait to listen.  He recently interviewed several people for positions in his department, and he used his new skills to evaluate the applicants and to begin training the two new hires--one man and one woman!

Thank you for enriching my life.

Patrice P Christian

Audrey's Books

The Gender Communication Handbook –
Conquering Conversational Collisions Between Men and Women


The Gender Communication Handbook is for anyone who works with the opposite sex. If you are a part of a management team, in HR, or develop corporate training, this book is a comprehensive guide filled with smart advice, extensive research, self-assessments, and compelling true-to-life case studies. More

Code Switching –
How to Talk so Men will Listen

Code Switching

Code Switching  is a hands-on tool for everyday use at the office. It is a practical resource with how-to steps to help businesswomen conquer the communication nuances between men and women in the workplace. This book explores the gender impact on business talk. - More

You Don’t Say – Navigating Nonverbal Communication Between the Sexes


You Don't Say is the first book to explore the misunderstandings that often arise between the sexes due to nonverbal communication — and to show readers how to say what they mean and get what they want. More than words, it's nonverbal cues that have the power to improve — or impair — our interactions with the opposite sex at home and in the workplace.

"Audrey's Top 4 CD Communication Hits"

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