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The BEST Way to Start a Presentation

QUESTION: According to most public speaking experts, the first 30 seconds of a speech are extremely crucial for the success of a presentation. So, what’s the best way to start a presentation?
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Should a Presenter Read from the Slides?

On our Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/TurpinCommunication) we recently asked our fans to "name something that a presenter does (or doesn't do) that distracts you from hearing/understanding the...
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Delivering Technical Presentations That Are Not Boring

This question was posted in a message forum on LinkedIn.
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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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FAQs - May 5, 2009

Are Hands in Pockets OK?

Question: Is it OK to put my hands in my pockets when I present? I’ve heard it’s a bad thing to do.
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Facilitation - Mar 10, 2009

Permanent Marker + Whiteboard = No Problem!

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FAQs - Jan 15, 2009

Should I Apologize for Bad Slides?

Question: I’m stuck having to present some pretty bad slides.  They are too complicated and present more information than I need for my presentation.  I can’t change them for a lot of reasons that I won’t go into here.  I’ve...
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