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It’s so difficult to keep everyone focused on conference calls and web meetings. Any pointers?

I agree. Keeping people focused on a conference call is a challenge. Here are a few ideas to make it easier.
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Please Don’t Hold Your Questions

"I like to ask people to hold their questions until the end of my presentation. I don’t like being interrupted, and waiting until I’m finished to answer questions just feels more efficient. What do...
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Memorizing the Opening of a Presentation

Question: Why don’t you recommend memorizing the opening of a presentation?
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What’s the Presentation Rule for…?

During every workshop we’re asked about rules. Some of them we’ve addressed here on The Orderly Conversation Blog:
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Managing Nerves - Apr 15, 2010

Find your focus. Be yourself. Only better.

A few years ago I wrote this paragraph for the Reference Guide we distribute to all the participants in our Presentation Skills workshops:
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FAQs - Feb 23, 2010

Delivering Technical Presentations That Are Not Boring

This question was posted in a message forum on LinkedIn.
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FAQs - Feb 4, 2010

Why is it so hard to speak to big groups!?

This question came from Manny D.
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FAQs - Aug 27, 2009

Presenter Stands on a Chair?

Question: One time my company brought in a guest speaker who stood on a chair for the entire presentation.  I suppose he thought that would make him more memorable, but all I remember is that he stood on a chair.  He’s become...
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FAQs - Aug 25, 2009

Using PowerPoint Transitions

Question: I really like the way some presenters use PowerPoint to transition from one topic to the next.  They seem so smooth.  What can I do to be more like that?
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