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Ben Crosby is a professor of rhetoric and a communication skills consultant. He teaches courses in public speaking and presenting, argumentation and debate, technical and professional communication, persuasion and selling, and the history of rhetoric. His work is regularly published in his field’s top academic journals and conferences. He is also the author of Presentations as Performance: A Professional’s Guide to Better Speaking. In his free time, he spends time with his wife, Rebecca, their four kids, and their cat, Arza. He is an avid Utah Jazz fan.

TriviumU: Timeless Training for Professional Communicators Dr. Ben Crosby

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Ben Crosby is a professor of rhetoric and a communication skills consultant. He teaches courses in public speaking and presenting, argumentation and debate, technical and professional communication, persuasion and selling, and the history of rhetoric. His work is regularly published in his field’s top academic journals and conferences. He is also the author of Presentations as Performance: A Professional’s Guide to Better Speaking. In his free time, he spends time with his wife, Rebecca, their four kids, and their cat, Arza. He is an avid Utah Jazz fan.

    Are You a Young Exec Seeking to be Heard in Meetings?

    Are You a Young Exec Seeking to be Heard in Meetings?

    It’s in your messaging, and the fix is simple. People listen more when you speak less. This works in professional AND in personal settings. TriviumU: Timeless Training for Professional Communicators. Visit us at TriviumU.com.

    • 2 min
    Q&A Tips: What to Do When Nobody is Asking Questions

    Q&A Tips: What to Do When Nobody is Asking Questions

    You’ve just finished your presentation and now it’s time for the Q&A, but nobody is asking questions! What do you do? TriviumU: Timeless Training for Professional Communicators. Visit us at TriviumU.com.

    • 1 min
    Q&A Tips: Break Eye Contact. Yep, You Heard Me.

    Q&A Tips: Break Eye Contact. Yep, You Heard Me.

    Tips to own your Q&A. Be brief! Be honest! Break eye contact. Yep, break that eye contact! TriviumU: Timeless Training for Professional Communicators. Visit us at TriviumU.com.

    • 1 min
    Who Doesn’t Wish to be a Better Conversationalist? Here's How.

    Who Doesn’t Wish to be a Better Conversationalist? Here's How.

    Who doesn’t wish to be a better conversationalist, and in so doing, appear more intelligent? This helps both in professional and personal life. The trick is in asking the right questions. TriviumU: Timeless Training for Professional Communicators. Visit us at TriviumU.com.

    • 2 min
    Impostor Syndrome: 30% DON'T Suffer From it. Do You?

    Impostor Syndrome: 30% DON'T Suffer From it. Do You?

    30% of the population don’t suffer from Impostor Syndrome, that means 7 out of 10 do! Are you in that lower percentile group? Great! But not so fast. Beware of the “falsely confident” type, the Dunning-Kruger type. The sweet spot is the “healthy confident” type. Embrace the discomfort of growth and become a learner, a grower, and join the healthy confident club. You are worthy of this! TriviumU: Timeless Training for Professional Communicators. Visit us at TriviumU.com.

    • 1 min
    Q&A Tips: Was it Really a Great Question?

    Q&A Tips: Was it Really a Great Question?

    Appreciating versus evaluating. When done right, your answer will connect with and further engage the audience. So don’t say “great question”, rather, say “thank you for that question because…” TriviumU: Timeless Training for Professional Communicators. Visit us at TriviumU.com.

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