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Stage Presence for Presenters

Find your light

I’ve been collaborating with a colleague who teaches performing arts in¬†putting together a “stage presence” workshop for educators and presenters. Our joint approach was sparked by a hallway conversation a few months ago about how stage and theatre performers have much in common with teachers: both need to foster an immediate, emotional connection with the audience/class, and both need to create and sustain an atmosphere of excitement, engagement and inspiration.¬† 282 more words

Clinical Education

Don't let your presentations get too easy

I went for a run the other day. I had set my sights on a 6.5-mile run along Lake Washington in Seattle. As I got going, I realized I was feeling really good. 618 more words


Product Review (kind of): SlideBot

Who doesn’t want a faster way to create amazing slides for their next presentation?

When a colleague sent me a link to SlideBot last week, I was intrigued. 578 more words


Is it really a train the "trainer" session? Or is it a train the "SME" session?

Last week I was talking with a colleague who made a distinction between what she perceives her team as doing compared to what some other teams do. 569 more words


Pecha Kucha: PowerPoint presentations as performance art!

I’ve spoken with several clients recently about overhauling the format of their annual conferences. More engaging, better presentations are essential to better conference experiences. One obvious route is by offering assistance, coaching and lesson plan feedback to presenters that will help them design and deliver more interactive, hands-on sessions. 339 more words

Presentation Skills

L&D Lessons from an NFL Training Camp

Earlier this week I had an opportunity to visit the Buffalo Bills training camp. In addition to realizing that it’s definitely our year (seriously, who is going to be able to stop… 767 more words


Is making someone use adult learning to present a form of hazing?

Last week I re-watched the 1993 classic Dazed and Confused for the 3,925th time.

This week I finished a train the trainer session for a new client. 434 more words