Public Speaking – Getting Your Audience to Play Nice

Presentations don’t happen in a vacuum, and there are many things that can occur to sway your presentation away from how you planned it to run.  For presenters, the key is flexibility and control.  You must be flexible enough to adjust quickly to any shift in your presentation plans. This can mean calling for a … Continue reading Public Speaking – Getting Your Audience to Play Nice

Time for You

Let’s face it: Summer just isn’t the time to work on you. With the kids out of school, family gatherings for the Fourth of July, backyard barbecues, and trips to the local pool, the closest you likely could get to working on self-improvement was working on your tan. Now, however, we are settling into the … Continue reading Time for You

The Telephone Game – Emotional Intelligence

Most of us remember playing the Telephone Game at a party as children: The first player thinks of a sentence, then whispers it in into the ear of the player next to them. That person whispers what they thought they heard to the next person, and so on down the line, until the last player … Continue reading The Telephone Game – Emotional Intelligence

Employee Team Breakdown

Are you spending more time managing the interpersonal relationships between your employees than actually helping your team meet their goals? Is communication between your team members wrought with tension? Do you sometimes feel like you are working with a bunch of 12 year-olds, instead of business professionals? Is your office more like a war zone … Continue reading Employee Team Breakdown

Creating a Good Presentation

Do you have to deliver a presentation but don’t know where to start?  Use these quick tips to get you on the road to creating good content. Most speeches consist of three main parts: Introduction – Gains attention and orients to the focus of the speech. Body -Sets forth the main ideas and develops or … Continue reading Creating a Good Presentation

Effective Presentation – Create a Powerful Introduction

  All too often, we watch presentations in which the speaker starts off by telling you who they are and what they are going to talk about.  The problem with these intros is that they are boring and much of the audience tunes them out. If you want to capture people’s attention at the beginning, … Continue reading Effective Presentation – Create a Powerful Introduction

Afraid of Public Speaking?

The idea of speaking in front of an audience sends terror into the hearts of many. Will I say something stupid? Will I forget my speech? Will I sound like I know what I am talking about? Will I bore my audience to tears? Conquer that fear with training As with anything, the art of … Continue reading Afraid of Public Speaking?

Emotional Intelligence and Effective Interpersonal Communication

Emotional Intelligence and effective interpersonal communication are important tools in the workplace, but getting a handle on these skills is not always simple. Understanding the motivations of others, as well as being able to best express your ideas to others, can be central to building a strong team for any project. When these elements break … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence and Effective Interpersonal Communication

Introduction to Sales and Business Development

Sales. Some people are just born to do it. Right? Not so fast – There are specific tools and techniques that can make anyone a Sales Superstar. Mission Critical Training’s Introduction to Sales and Business Development course can give you the skills you need to develop leads, wow with your brand presentations, and get your … Continue reading Introduction to Sales and Business Development

A New Year is Here!

2017 is fading into the taillights, and now a brand new year of opportunity is opening before us. We here at Mission Critical want to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year. We even have new course offerings to help make that so. Brand new for 2018, in our Microsoft Training series, we … Continue reading A New Year is Here!