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Academics May Be The Least Patriotic Presenters On The Face Of The Earth

John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence was written so big because he was the president of the Continental Congress. The fact is, his was the only signature necessary to make the document official. 719 more words


L&D lessons from Laura Linney

“…You’ve done so much work, you are so well prepared that no matter what you do is going to be within the bounds of what that person should be” 344 more words

What Would You Add To This Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp?

If you had the freedom to do whatever you wanted and to use any means necessary in order to train someone on how to design and deliver effective learning experiences, what would you do? 397 more words


Who's the Hero Here?

As your boss requested, you have worked hard to prepare the training presentation and now you have some good material to pass on. You were diligent with your research, read a couple of books, blogs and maybe even interviewed a few experts on the topic. 550 more words


Using Video to Improve Your Speaking

Twenty-five years ago, we began videotaping our students’ speeches in college public speaking classes. As faculty, we thought that incorporating this technology was fairly advanced for the time and were rather proud of ourselves. 579 more words


How to start - and end - your next presentation with impact!

Begin with the ending, end with the beginning

The best presentations are structured like a really good story, with a clear beginning, middle and end. Dale Carnegie’s famous axiom offers a skeleton how-to: “Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.” But starting your talk with “Today I am going to share with you…”  is not the most dynamic or compelling way to capture an audience’s attention. 427 more words

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