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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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How to Reel In Tuned-Out Business Audiences

By Susan de la Vergne

I’ve yet to meet anyone who says, “Oh boy, I’m headed to a presentation, and I can’t wait to listen to a boring voice in a darkened room reading slides I can’t quite see. 337 more words

Presentation Skills

Lessons in Presentation Skills from... WordPress?!

“When I think of you going to ‘BlogFest 2015′ in Portland, I picture you surrounded by a bunch of other introverted, slightly awkward folks, all sitting in a room… maybe even complaining how you were missing this weekend’s… 563 more words




Members of boards are generally very smart, experienced, and successful professionals. They are interested in facts, well-developed ideas, and plans.

They usually grasp ideas and issues very quickly and ask penetrating questions. 850 more words

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