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Artifice and performance are the enemies of engagement

I gave a talk yesterday on presentation and facilitation skills, and one of the key themes was the importance of shifting our focus away from ourselves (“Am I doing a good job?” “Do I measure up?”), and directing our attention to the needs and interests of the audience. 140 more words

Presentation Skills

Too much interaction, not enough lecture? Impossible! Or is it?

A little introduction to the topic. Here are a few discussion prompts. Break into small groups with table facilitators to guide the conversation. Large group de-brief. 475 more words


5 Ways Presenters Can Share The Love With Their Audiences

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought it might be fun to think about five ways that presenters can “share the love” with their audiences.  71 more words


Are CMEs Needlessly Driving Up The Cost of Healthcare??

It doesn’t matter if you’re a doctor or a patient, Democrat or Republican, rich or poor, I don’t believe anyone wants to see more waste in the healthcare system. 506 more words


What do "Virtual Classroom" and "Racism" have in common?

In the training environment, the words that we use matter. If we don’t clearly define the terms that are central to our topic and which we will be tossing around throughout our presentations, we’ll leave a lot of room for individual interpretation and confusion. 377 more words


Amplification rhetoric. Getting words to go LARGE!

by Peter Watts Paskale

Scale, as any filmmaker will tell you, is all about the optics. And good storytelling, as any thriller-writer will tell you, is all about scale. 486 more words

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STOP! Before you open up PowerPoint, read this...

PowerPoint can be a phenomenal tool to help with your next presentation. In addition to the conventional bullet pointed slides that are standard issue fare in most meetings and conferences, you can also do some cool things like… 617 more words