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A New Definition of Presentation Success

Why a Performance Approach to Business Presentations Doesn’t Work Presentations should not be confused with speeches. Speeches are a type of performance. Presentations are a type of conversation....
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My Mother’s Attic Part 2: When the Rules Take Over

Part 1, Part 3 As I mentioned in the first article on this topic, I stumbled upon an old elocution textbook among a pile of books that were about to be hauled away from my mother’s house. It was...
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My Mother’s Attic

Part 2, Part 3 Several years ago, my mother was cleaning out her attic. She was very good at throwing things out, but always hesitated when it came to books. When I visited her during this...
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Featured FAQs

I Want To Use A Podium. Is That OK?

The short answer is yes. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a podium or lectern. In some situations they’re necessary. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
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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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Facilitation - Nov 4, 2010

Hands on Hips -- OK or Not?

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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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