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How to engage your audience even before your next presentation begins

Last week I had an opportunity to accompany my daughter on a field trip to listen to a National Geographic photographer speak about the rainforest. 372 more words

Training

The Saga of Inky the Octopus is a Cautionary Tale for Anyone Leading a Training Session

Last week it was reported that Inky the Octopus crawled out of his tank at a New Zealand aquarium, suction cupped his way across the floor, squeezed through a 6-inch drain in the floor and, like Andy Dufresne from… 519 more words

Training

Presentation Lessons from a 5-year-old

On Friday, my 5-year-old son gave his “Star of the Week” presentation before 19 of his kindergarten classmates. I’ve taught kindergarten, and let me tell you: keeping the attention of 19 5- and 6-year-olds is no easy feat. 535 more words

Basic Facilitation Skills

3 Reasons to Swap Out Your Slides for a Google Doc in Your Next Webinar

Over the last week, I’ve had several virtual meetings in which I’ve chosen to forego slides and instead use a spreadsheet that I had set up in my Google Drive and shared with participants. 444 more words

Basic Facilitation Skills

The Common Mistake Presenters Make On Video

What is the most common mistake video presenters make? After coaching various clients on video presentations, the most common mistake I see is actually quite simple. 467 more words

Presentations

Giving a Workshop: My First Time

Every now and then, there’s an opportunity, a special event – in Toastmasters as well as outside – when we’re looking for a speaker to deliver a workshop. 945 more words

Toastmasters

A time and place to think inside the box

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “think outside the box” comes from?

After a quick search through several sources and sites, it seems to have originated from some management consultants who used the “ 145 more words

Instructional Design