Stop making speeches

Stop making speeches

Should you memorize a speech when you have to give a business presentation? No. You are giving a business presentation, not a speech. Save the speech for after dinner.

05/19/17

A new model for business presentations

A new model for business presentations

A new model for business presentations that allows for the broader emergence of ideas from the shared experience between audience and the presenter, that doesn't rely on the Authority of Office or comprehensive category expertise. How...

04/17/17

Where is your real workspace?

Where is your real workspace?

Presentation space is your real workspace.

02/16/17

Don't be afraid to stop talking during your presentation

Don't be afraid to stop talking during your presentation

Planned or spontaneous silence has many uses in a business presentation.

12/22/16

Don't let speaking with an accent interrupt your presentation

Don't let speaking with an accent interrupt your presentation

Some tech managers in the U.S. are concerned about speaking with an overly robust accent.Those who perceive speaking English with an accent as a weakness may feel self-conscious or lack self-confidence. They may shy away from giving...

11/07/16

Presenting yourself

Presenting yourself

A business presentation offers the presenter three basic roles. Understanding and embracing your role is key to giving a successful presentation. It's not about you and PowerPoint. It's about you and your relationship to the audience....

09/12/16

Questions after your presentation signal success

Questions after your presentation signal success

Many presenters are relieved when there are no questions during or after their presentation. But no questions is rarely a good sign. Good and even difficult questions are what you want as a presenter.

07/11/16

Read your PowerPoint slides!

Read your PowerPoint slides!

Coaching and advice for anyone who is called upon to deliver a business presentation. Is there anyone who has not heard, "Don't read your PowerPoint slides to the audience during a presentation"? We think this means we are not...

06/09/16

Overcoming presentation nerves

Overcoming presentation nerves

One of the top concerns tech managers have when called upon to give a business presentation is "nerves." Is that a problem?

04/29/16

Leaving ah... um... and uh... behind

Leaving ah... um... and uh... behind

It's easy to get lost when you are focused more on how you want to say something than what it is that needs to be said.

03/25/16

The 4 slides you need

The 4 slides you need

How many slides should you include in your presentation deck? Have too many PowerPoint slides? Introducing a new technology solution requires 4 basic image slides.

02/29/16

Behold the monster!

Behold the monster!

Any presentation on new technology requires a strong supporting narrative. Without a compelling narrative, each audience member is likely to invent one of their own and those narratives can take on a dark tone, making it more...

02/12/16

Reaching an audience

Reaching an audience

The ability to reach an audience can make the difference between delivering a presentation and delivering a great presentation. Knowing your audience and how to meet their specific needs goes a long way to overcoming any fear you may...

01/25/16

What are we afraid of?

What are we afraid of?

The ability to deliver a great business presentation: to present yourself, your work, analysis, ideas, and recommendations to groups of fellow managers and decision makers, has always been important to individual success. As we...

01/11/16

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