Featured FAQs

Is There A Magic Number Of Slides?

Question: I’ve been told that I should use no more than X# of slides. Is that true?
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Featured FAQs

Engage in the Conversation

  As you know, if you’ve ever participated in one of our workshops, we talk a lot about the use of engagement skills, eye contact and pausing. We say that using these skills to engage listeners in...
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Featured FAQs

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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FAQs - Jan 23, 2012

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 you think?"
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FAQs - Jan 17, 2012

Memorizing the Opening of a Presentation

Question: Why don’t you recommend memorizing the opening of a presentation?
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FAQs - Mar 15, 2011

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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FAQs - Mar 4, 2011

TRUST: It’s Yours to Lose

Earlier this week I was coaching a senior executive on a very high-stakes presentation. He told me he wanted to be perceived as trustworthy. Setting trustworthiness as a goal is common among our clients, so there was nothing...
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Facilitation - Nov 4, 2010

Hands on Hips -- OK or Not?

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