How to embrace speaking in public

How to embrace speaking in public

Afraid of public speaking? Here's an easy way to get started at any age. Speak up. Speak out. Tell us what you see.

What about Toastmasters?

What about Toastmasters?

If Toastmasters provides you with a space and ready audience for the regular practice of the basic tenets of business presentation, great. But remember why you are there.

Everything is improv!

Everything is improv!

Creativity, innovation and disruption rule business today. So, the idea of incorporating improvisation – or improv as it’s popularly known – as a potential engine for creativity into tech organizations makes sense.

What about TED Talks?

What about TED Talks?

It used to be everyone wanted to be a rock star. These days, everyone wants to give a TED Talk. But in everyday business we don’t need rock stars, we just need to be able to develop and deliver good ideas, presented with energy and...

Managing media for your company’s presentations

Managing media for your company’s presentations

Slide management is not simply managing the order in which your slides are presented (although that’s paramount.) It also addresses the way in which companies or departments can share the creative content they generate for all of...

Three reasons for three bullet points

Three reasons for three bullet points

“Rules of Three” abound in presentation principles.

What’s so funny about a business presentation?

What’s so funny about a business presentation?

Lots of executives want their business presentations to be funny or entertaining. They seem enamored of the old vaudeville saw, “Always leave them laughing.” That’s funny.

How would you describe yourself?

How would you describe yourself?

Or why actors don’t like to read their own reviews… and business presenters shouldn’t either.

Does your audience trust you and your body language?

Does your audience trust you and your body language?

How does your body language during a presentation change the perception of your audience?

What about Shark Tank?

What about Shark Tank?

When coaching business school students, I’m often asked, “What about Shark Tank?” Can Shark Tank be held up as a showcase for good business presentation technique?

7 things you should never, ever say when giving a presentation

7 things you should never, ever say when giving a presentation

Common expressions that instantly undermine all your efforts.

What an audience knows

What an audience knows

And how to make sure the audience knows it.

Your first 60 seconds

Your first 60 seconds

The first 60 seconds are critical to the success of any business presentation.

Do you speak body language?

Do you speak body language?

Why are we so concerned with body language today? How important is body language to a successful business presentation?

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.

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...

Where is your real workspace?

Where is your real workspace?

Presentation space is your real workspace.

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.

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...

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....

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