Featured Presentation Rules

Being Inclusive When Your Audience Is Unknown To You, Part II

For too long, companies such as ours let it be other people's business to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. What authority did we, a small boutique training and consulting...
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Featured Presentation Rules

Being Inclusive When Your Audience Is Unknown To You, Part I

For too long, companies such as ours let it be other people's business to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. What authority did we, a small boutique training and consulting...
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Featured Preparation

Why Redefine Business Presentations?

In all of our workshops, a certain amount of unlearning has always taken place. Over time, we realized that everything we were helping presenters unlearn came from the world of speechmaking....
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Featured Managing Nerves

4 Things Nervous, Over-Preparing Presenters Can Do to Calm Down and Engage

I recently delivered a workshop for eight very nervous presenters. They were a great group and talked very frankly about their worries and concerns about presenting. Their nervousness stemmed from...
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Featured Presentation

Presenting Information Persuasively

How to be persuasive when presenting data
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6 min read
Presentation - Mar 4, 2019

Presentation Skills Training: REDEFINED.

Academic public speaking vs. business presentations
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2 min read
Preparation - Mar 4, 2019

The Orderly Conversation Defined

One of the most important things for business communicators to understand is the distinction between a speech and a presentation. They are not the same.
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3 min read
Preparation - Feb 20, 2019

Don’t Overlook these Steps when Preparing Your Presentation

For some presenters, preparation is all about collecting data and turning it into PowerPoint slides. There’s more to effective, efficient preparation than that, though. It’s not that you won’t use slides. It’s that by creating...
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5 min read
Managing Nerves - Feb 20, 2019

Getting Presentations Started: How to set context and manage nervousness

Many presenters ask us about the best way to get their presentations started. They say that once the conversation gets going, they’re fine. But getting through the opening is always uncomfortable. This is a tough issue for us...
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4 min read
Facilitation - Feb 20, 2019

Business Communication in a Virtual World

During every communication workshop we deliver, whether it’s for presenters, facilitators, or trainers, there’s one frustration we hear repeatedly. No one likes to conduct business virtually. Neither do I.
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