Featured Introduction

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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Featured Presentation Rules

Rethinking the Visual Component of Your Presentations (Part 1 of 4)

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 We need a new way to talk about the visual component of business presentations. I didn’t use the term “visual aids” to describe this part of the process for a reason. That...
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Featured Introduction

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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Featured Facilitation

The 2 Levels of Defining Presentation Success

Your success as a business presenter always exists on two levels. On one level it is determined by whether the stated goal of the presentation is reached. Did the buyer agree to buy, for example....
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Featured Presentation Rules

Sometimes the slide IS more important

I was working with a presenter the other day who was stuck in what we call no man’s land. No man’s land is a spot about half way between the laptop and the screen. It doesn’t matter what size the...
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Facilitation - Dec 5, 2012

Trusting and Being Trusted

Earlier this year, Greg Owen-Boger posted a blog entry here called “TRUST: It’s Yours to Lose”In it he talked about what a senior executive needed to do to keep the trust of the people in his organization. Greg’s point was...
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FAQs - Oct 29, 2012

My Time Has Been Cut Short!

I was on LinkedIn and ran across a discussion that caught my eye. The question that was posed was this: “You prepared a 30 minute presentation and when you arrived it was reduced to 20 minutes. What would you do?” This is a...
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Preparation - Oct 23, 2012

Focus on Context

If you’re a business presenter, you know that one of the challenges you face is context. Not only do you need to think about how your recommendations fit into the context of your listeners’ lives, but you also have to consider...
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FAQs - Oct 15, 2012

What can I do about dry mouth?

Dry mouth can be a symptom of dehydration, so drink some water before you present. You also may want to cut back on caffeine before a presentation. Caffeine is a diuretic and can leave your mouth feeling dry. Eating some hard...
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Presentation Rules - Sep 10, 2012

Six Red Flags for Business Presenters

  I was on Linkedin this morning reading updates. While I was there, I saw a link to a blog that made me cringe. It was a post about how to deliver a perfect presentation. I clicked on it and saw, as I suspected, that every...
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