Archive for the ‘Face-to-Face’ Category


Stories and a Challenge

From John Mauldin….this is true about writing, and about presenting: There is a hierarchy to what is offered in publications these days. The first and lowest level is data, the raw numbers. On top of that come the levels of information, news, analysis, opinion, and actual actionable advice. Each adds to our depth and breadth [...]

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Rehearsal is a Process

Many people don’t understand there are clear steps to a rehearsal.  There is a process.  Once you have an understanding of this process, you will be better able to prepare and practice powerful presentations. Read Through Read Through is the process we all learned in school. It’s a mental process. Once you have your script, bullet [...]

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Listening

Barriers to Listening   Below is a list of those things that get in the way of listening. Sometimes, it’s a wonder we get the message across at all!   Physical Barriers -        Background noise and competing conversations -        Visual distractions -        Hunger (thirst, other physical distractions) -        Hearing impediments (sinus, respiratory, auditory impairments)   [...]

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Great Quote

For those of us with older children, this one really strikes home… “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around… “But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years!”

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Don’t Do It

I recently worked with a client preparing for a board presentation. We spent a number of sessions, getting the flow, messaging and takeaways just right.  The talk fit well within the allocated time, with plenty of time for Q&A.  He was comfortable and ready.  Then, a few minutes before his presentation, the boss took out [...]

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10 Ways

10 Ways to Keep Me Engaged in Your Presentation…

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The Elevator Speech

We often do a poor job answering the simple question, “What do you do for a living?”.  If we say, “I am a _____.”, it leaves the listener to decide what that means, based on their experiences dealing with others who gave themselves that label.  And we miss the opportunity to set ourselves distinctly apart. [...]

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Improving your public speaking skills

While every human interaction is a type of presentation, speaking in public is different from any other type of communication. Our normal, everyday conversation skills – which may serve very effectively in small groups or meetings – seem to fail us, and we don’t know why.

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Just Before You Speak: Handling Nerves in Presentations

“How do I handle presentation nerves: the ‘jitters’?”

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What is a Persuasive Presentation?

A persuasive presentation occurs anytime we attempt to convince, inform, or evoke a response from others.

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