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Presenting with Natural Gestures

Presenting with Natural Gestures 1024 684 EDC Communications

“I don’t know what to do with my hands!” This phrase is something we hear all too often from both…

10 Storytelling Tips to Make Your Presentation Memorable and Meaningful

10 Storytelling Tips to Make Your Presentation Memorable and Meaningful 1000 464 EDC Communications

Stories are powerful. Because they are memorable and meaningful, good stories are passed down through generations. They elicit emotions and…

12 Skills to Engage Audiences of 2 to 2,000

12 Skills to Engage Audiences of 2 to 2,000 1024 684 EDC Communications

Whether you’re presenting quarterly goals to a small team or articulating a growth strategy to your entire organization, the following…

10 Ways to Develop Your Personal Brand

10 Ways to Develop Your Personal Brand 1024 696 EDC Communications

Being your own personal brand is one of the most exciting and practical topics in corporate leadership. Your brand includes…

Three Things that Made the “I Have a Dream” Speech So Memorable

Three Things that Made the “I Have a Dream” Speech So Memorable 470 300 Jamie Hutzel

“I have a dream.” For most people, those four words bring a vision of Dr. King standing in front of…

The Art and Science of Active Listening

The Art and Science of Active Listening 150 150 Dr. Kregg Hood

Misunderstanding can cost us time, money, credibility, and even relationships. Presented by Dr. Kregg Hood, President of EDC Communications, this…

6 Ways to Win Your Audience

6 Ways to Win Your Audience 1024 683 Jamie Hutzel

When you get up to speak, the clock starts ticking. In a matter of minutes, your audience will determine if…

More than Words: 5 Essentials of a Complete Communicator

More than Words: 5 Essentials of a Complete Communicator 1024 683 Dr. Kregg Hood

“It’s not what you said; it’s how you said it.” We’ve all heard this phrase – whether from our parents,…

Making Changes that Count

Making Changes that Count 1024 614 Dr. Kregg Hood

Every true professional wants to get better at what he or she does for a living. The challenge is to…

9 Steps to Leading Great Conference Calls

9 Steps to Leading Great Conference Calls 1024 683 Dr. Kregg Hood

Keep this easy-to-use guide nearby when leading conference calls for “Best In Class” online communication. When you have questions, let us know…

3 Modes of Effective Listening

3 Modes of Effective Listening 1024 678 Jamie Hutzel

Why are effective listening skills important? Simple.  Most of what we do or don’t do (the way we act and…

Best Practices of a Complete Communicator

Best Practices of a Complete Communicator 150 150 Dr. Kregg Hood

Have you ever wondered how to effectively evaluate your skills as a communicator? Using the Complete Communicator Worksheet as a…

5 PowerPoint Tips to Keep Your Audience’s Attention

5 PowerPoint Tips to Keep Your Audience’s Attention 350 225 Dr. Kregg Hood

PowerPoint is the go-to visual aid for public speakers. Used correctly, it can ensure that your audience remembers your key…

5 “Last Minute” Tips for Presenting PowerPoint

5 “Last Minute” Tips for Presenting PowerPoint 411 274 Dr. Kregg Hood

PowerPoint can make even top-notch communicators forget a few keys for effective presenting. There is something about showing slides on…

How to Moderate a Great Meeting

How to Moderate a Great Meeting 150 150 EDC Communications

Learn practical tools to help you become an effective meeting moderator. Key takeaways include: The basic skills of successful moderation Tools for…

10-Step Process for Preparing PowerPoint Notes

10-Step Process for Preparing PowerPoint Notes 1024 732 Dr. Kregg Hood

PowerPoint slides can be very helpful in presenting technical information. The challenge, as a speaker, is not to allow the…

Training Partners

Companies looking for the best of class IT training will find it here. In fact, EDC also provides communications skills training for Solutions3 when their clients request our services.

For additional information, please visit www.Solutions3LLC.com

The Tappe Group is our top recommendation to clients looking for training in topics like teambuilding, creative conflict, culture development, selling, customer service, and leadership.

For additional information, please visit www.tappegroup.com

Bill Roesch is our Strategic Planning coach. He is an expert in operations management, systems design & implementation and finance & accounting processes.

For additional information, please visit www.elementarygroup.com

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