Storytelling for Business
THE OC BLOG
Insights on Communication Skills and Relationship Building
Ovation President, Kerri Garbis on Winning Business Radio
Kerri Garbis on "For the Love of Your Biz" Podcast!
Pick the Right Story: Storytelling for Business
How's It Going? Professional Skills Check-In
Best of the OC Blog: Presentation Skills Collection
Best of the OC Blog: Emotional Intelligence Collection
Happy Halloween! 2017 Business Communication Fears Collection
A Communication Skills Round-Up of Newness on the OC Blog
Presentation Skills Training: No Time to Prep
Is "Authentic Communication" More Than a Bunch of Buzzwords?
Presentation Skills Training: What if I'm Running Late?
4 Ways to Make Your New Hire Training Program Shine
Presentation Skills Training: Overcoming a Frozen Demo
How to Bring the Element of Surprise to Your Business Storytelling
Presentation Skills Training: Maximizing Presentation Time
Presentation Skills Training: Managing Visuals and Storytelling
Team Ovation Takes the Stage! Summer/Fall 2017 Edition
Presentation Skills Training: Dealing with Disruptive Audience Members
3 Ways to Reassess Your Leadership Skills
Presentation Skills Training: Where Am I?!
Simple Activities to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence Skills
Presentation Skills Training: When Your Mind Goes Blank
Our Conference Speaker's Toolkit Infographic
Presentation Skills Training: When You Don't Have the Answer
What is Professional Presence? 3 Essential Thoughts
Presentation Skills Training: Delivering Bad News
Are You Afraid to Lead? How to Be a Team Leader Others Admire
Presentation Skills Training: Activating Mandated Training
Presentation Skills Training: What If You Lose Your Co-Presenter?
Presentation Skills Training "What Ifs": Your Questions, Answered
Radio Alert! Presentation Skills for Managers on "Mastering Your Money"
Communication Skills Round-Up: Best of the OC Blog, 2016
WOW Factor: You Won’t Believe We Made This Entirely with PowerPoint
How to Conduct Your Own Emotional Intelligence "Year in Review"
Gratitude: It's Not the Thought that Counts
6 More Outside-the-Box Creative Presentation Ideas
Interview with Kerri Garbis for Activia Training's "Expert Insights"
5 Resources to Fight the Fright of Business Communication Challenges
What You're NOT Saying: Is Your Interpersonal Communication Suffering?
The Conference Coordinator's Checklist for Totally Prepped Speakers
How Emotional Reasoning Can Distort Emotional Intelligence
Are These Roadblocks in the Way of Your Professional Development?
6 Last-Minute Presentation Tips to Run with, Now!
Presentation Skills for Managers: 3 Must-Dos, and 1 "Optional"
Introducing... "Presentation Skills for Managers" by Kerri Garbis
Conference Speakers Unite! How to Give it Your Olympic "All" On-Site
4 Secrets to Overcoming Stage Fright that May Be Easier than You Think
Relationship Building Skills, Up and Down the Ladder
Presentation Skills Training: Habit or Choice? Physicality and Message
Attend Our Webinar! "Emotional Intelligence & Work/Life Satisfaction"
Take 5 Tips Video! 5 Attention Grabbers for Speeches and Presentations
Don't Miss "Take 5 Tips", Our New Series of Business Training Videos!
Communication Strategies to Keep Difficult Conversations Productive
How to Handle the Types of Emotions that Can Undermine Professionalism
Why the Idea of Storytelling for Business Might Be Freaking You Out
4 Relationship Building Activities for a More Harmonious Workplace
A Brief "Why" and "How" of Storytelling in Business
How to (Finally!) Get a Response to Your Professional Email
3 Ways to Visually Bring the Wow Factor with Your Sales Deck
3 Major Ways to Survive the Gauntlet of Impromptu Speech
The Benefits of Corporate Team Building for Your Organization
The Anatomy of a Flawless Business Thank You Note
Presentation Ideas: The 3 Step Process to Blow the Doors Off Your Prep
3 Relationship Building Skills Blunders You're Probably Making Daily
Spring is in the Air! The Official Conference Speaker's Toolkit
10 Conference Presentation Tips You'll Be Thankful For Later
Employee Connections: Meet Director of Operations, Tom Frey!
Presentation Skills Training 101: How to Make the Most of Gestures
Creative Presentation Ideas: Attention Grabbers, Hold the Cheese
One Moment in Time: How a Mindful Moment Changed My Career
How to Handle Stress and Avoid Interpersonal Communication Fumbles
How Actors Can Power Up Your Process for Training New Hires
Exercises and Tips to Help You Crush Your Fear of Public Speaking
Why Every Manager Must Cultivate Employee Relationship Building Skills
Business Body Language: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
4 Ways to Create the Wow Factor in Your Corporate Presentation
How to Create an Exceptional Professional Presence in 5 Simple Steps
Employee Connections: Introducing Lori Free!
Communicating Gratitude... What Team Ovation is Thankful for This Year
Why Employers Value Written Communication Skills in the Workplace
Wise Up Your Corporate Presentation with These 5 Messaging Musts
5 Quick Tips for Improving Interpersonal Communication Skills
How Strong Are Your Relationship Management Skills?
Even Vampires Need to Work on Their Storytelling Techniques
It's Time to Say Goodbye to Your Public Speaking Anxiety
The Rules of the Road for Networking at Conferences
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: Two Peas in a Pod
Silent but Deadly… Poor Body Language in Sales Closes Doors, Not Deals
Understanding the Difference Between Business-Speak and Useless Jargon
The Best Communication Strategies to Engage a Technical Audience
Storytelling for Business Made Simple: 5 Chief Guidelines
The Secrets to Writing Business Emails without Overthinking
3 Essential Elements for Your New Hire Training Plan
Conference Call Skills for Days! 7 Tips for Your Next Virtual Meeting
The 1 Reason Your B2B Biz Should Invest in Business Etiquette Training
5 Presentation Techniques to Avoid… and What You Should Do Instead
The Elegance, Engagement, and Impact of Good Corporate Storytelling
Interpersonal Communication Skills: More Important Than Hard Skills
How to Avoid the Unexpected Perils of Conference Presentations!
Communication Skills for Leadership: How to Answer Employee Questions
The One-on-One Conference Presentation: 6 Trade Show Booth Tips
Business Communication 101: How To Ask Your Boss Anything
What's the Big Idea? More Structure for Your Conference Presentation
Audience Analysis for Conference Delivery
Business Communication: 5 Important Questions for New Hires to Ask
Powerful Presentation Ideas: How to Use "Knowledge, Attitude, Action"
Painless Public Speaking Tips for On-site Conference Delivery Prep
Professional Presence: 3 Ways to Maximize Your Onboarding Experience
Business Etiquette Training: National Business Etiquette Week Wrap-Up
10 Top Business Etiquette Training Behaviors to Try This Week
Relationship Management Skills: What Makes a Good Manager? 7 Qualities
Self Awareness Activities: Are You Aware of Your Presentation Self?
Introducing... Your Presentation!: Ideas to Have Them at "Hello"
Deliver Yourself from Etiquette Hell!
Presentation Ideas: Now You Know What You Want. How Do You Get It?
Steal This Tip! #6: Let Your Presentation Skills Training Get Physical
How to Dress for Professional Presence: Classic
How to Improve Presentation Skills with Your Own "Silent Movie"
How to Sharpen Your Facilitation Skills for Stellar Q&A Sessions
Presentation Skills Training: When is Data More Than Data?
5 of the BEST Presentation Ideas You'll Hear Today (or Any Day)
Relationship Building Activities for Career Success: 5 Life Hacks
Presentation Skills Tips: Vocal Care for the No-Longer-Invincible
The Worst Presentation Ideas. Ever.
What Is Interpersonal Communication? Definition and 3 Myths
How My Theatre Background Impacts My Professional Skills in Business
Steal This Tip! #5: For Effective Presentations, Think Backwards
Professionalism in the Workplace: Willful Ignorance and Productivity
Presentation Skills Training Tips for Co-Presenters
4 Ways to Create Your Own Luck with Business Communication Skills
4 Presentation Ideas to Use PowerPoint Like a Normal, Everyday Human
Creative Presentation Ideas: 3 Essential Presentation Skills Hacks
3 Presentation Skills Training Tips to Cure "Verbal Viruses"
Steal This Tip #4!: Instant Audience Analysis
Story Ideas: How to Navigate the Falling Action in Your Business Story
Meditate Shmeditate! Meditation and Professionalism in the Workplace
How to Make Your Business Story Ideas Pop with a Strong Climax
Employee Connection: 8 Candy Hearts You Wish You Could Send at Work
Steal This Tip! #3: To Use or Not to Use Punctuation in Presentations
Presentation Techniques: Do You Really Know What You Want?
5 PowerPoint Hacks to Improve Presentation Skills: Part 2
Get the Presentation Skills Secrets You've Been Missing in Our eBook!
How to Improve Presentation Skills with 5 Simple PowerPoint Hacks
It's Not About You: How NOT to Focus on "You" During Presentations
Steal This Tip! #2:How to (Hopefully) Prevent a Presentation Screw-Up
Steal This Tip! #1: Breathe Your Way to Better Presentation Skills
How to Supplement Your Presentation Skills with the "Moment Before"
Types of Emotions: Today’s Toddlers are Tomorrow’s Office Superstars
Creative Presentation Ideas: 6 Outside-the-Box Preparation Tips
Improve Your Business Story Ideas by Building the Mystery
How to Get Creative with Your Professional Skills Resolutions
Twas the Night Before the Presentation...
Dazzle with Professional Presence from Work Day to Holiday Party Pt.2
Dazzle with Professional Presence from Work Day to Holiday Party: Pt.1
4 Ways to Keep Your Office Holiday Party Out of Poor Etiquette Hell
When Work Emotions Aren't What They Seem
Work Emotion: 3 Ways to Show Gratitude Without Being Sickly-Sweet
Story Starters: Why I Love Good Exposition (and So Should You!)
How to Increase Employee Connection with an Attitude of Gratitude
What Makes Your Story Ideas Stand Out?
4 Creative Presentation Ideas from Valerie Cherish
Types of Emotions: Kill 'Em With Kindness
Work Emotion: 4 Tips for Cooling the Workplace Hotheads
Presentation Skills: Don't Picture Them In Their Underwear - Do This
Our Ultimate "Scary Things About Professional Skills" Collection
Why You Should Share Your Story Ideas For "Tell a Story Day"
Personality Traits List: The "Walking Dead" at Work
Types of Emotions: Spoon Flinging and Self-Control (or Lack Thereof)
Self Management Skills: The Business of Self-Improvement
Types of Emotions: How to Increase Emotional Awareness of Others
Why Business Etiquette Shouldn't Feel Like "Etiquette Hell"
Kicked Like a Dog at Work? 5 "Outlander" Relationship Building Skills
Professionalism in the Workplace: Leadership and #2 from the Yankees
How to Write Professional Emails Your Recipients Will Thank You For
Informative Speech Ideas You Can Steal from Inbound 2014
Overcoming Stage Fright? Just Talk and Listen!
Work Emotion: How Can I Be Happy at Work and Still Succeed? Part 2
Work Emotion: How Can I Be Happy at Work and Still Succeed? Part 1
Professionalism in the Workplace: Sheila's Emotional Self-Awareness
When Negativity Reigns:What Types of Emotions Exist in Your Workplace?
How Would You Like to Be Described? A Brief List of Character Traits
Overcoming Stage Fright? You're Not Alone
Here's Something Positive: Smiling Just Might Make You Feel Better
How Workplace Traditions Can Impact Your Team
"What is so Important?" and other Self Awareness Activities
Self-Management Skills: Cell Phone Etiquette & Emotional Intelligence
Character Traits: Emotional Intelligence Tips from a Real-Life Actor
How to Use the Principle of Social Proof in Persuasive Speeches
Effective Communication Skills Tips from a Self-Professed Geek
A Declaration of Independence for Your Professional Presentation
Mobile Manners Challenge: 3 Etiquette Opportunities in July
How to Use the Principle of Consistency in Professional Presentations
Why the Principle of Scarcity Can Inspire Persuasive Speech Audiences
How to (Subtly) Wield the Principle of Authority in Persuasive Speech
Why You Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Impromptu Speech
Has This Professional Email Fiasco Happened to You? (How to Avoid It!)
How to Make Your Personal Stamp Part of Your Email Etiquette
6 Tips for Delivering Impromptu Speech Topics from the TONY Awards
8 Top Tips for Building Business Relationships
Building Business Relationships: What is Multicultural Etiquette?
Ovation communication helps business professionals master the art of human interaction through innovative training in professional presence, emotional intelligence, and storytelling for business.
Subscribe to our Blog:
Posts by Topic
Business Communication Skills
Business Social Media Etiquette Training
Conference Call Skills
Presentation Skills Training
Professional Communication Skills
Public Speaking Seminar
Public Speaking Training
Restaurants & Food
Running a Demo
Writing for Business
Looking for help?
Copyright 2020. Ovation Communication. All rights reserved.