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First, Build Trust With a Solid Frame

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy is quoted in an interesting short piece at businessinsider.com. She says that radiating a sense of trustworthiness and warmth is actually more important...
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Keep these 3 things in mind when using PowerPoint in informal settings

Here’s a question I found intriguing on LinkedIn. It’s from a woman named Alexis.
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Success ≠ Perfection

"I want my presentation to be perfect." This is something we hear from our course participants now and then, and I reckon more people think it than actually say it. Most of the time, when people...
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Rethinking the Visual Component of Your Presentations (Part 2 of 4)

Part 1, Part 3, Part 4 This is the second in a series of four articles about the need to take a fresh look at the visuals you use in your presentations. Here’s the question I posed at the end of...
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Youthful Skepticism

Last week I spent three hours working with a group of people just starting their careers, all in the non-profit sector. It was a real break from the usual business audience we work with in a couple...
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FAQs - Jul 16, 2012

I have a hard time making recommendations to the highest level people in my company. It seems presumptuous.

I understand what you mean. It can feel really awkward making recommendations to your executives. But keep a few things in mind.
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FAQs - Jun 11, 2012

During a persuasive presentation, when should you make your recommendation?

It’s a good idea to state your recommendation (or solution) in the introduction of your presentation because it makes it easier for your audience to listen. Once you’ve told them what you want them to do (or believe) after your...
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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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Facilitation - Sep 15, 2010

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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