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My Mother’s Attic Part 3: The Elocutionists, a Cautionary Tale

Part 1, Part 2 This is the final article about the perils of business presenters following the same path as the elocutionary movement. The great thing about The Ideal Orator is that its approach,...
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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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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 Managing Nerves

Just Because You Said It Doesn’t Mean It Was Heard

“I swear I said that they’d see incremental sales growth,” said Angela as she sat down to review her video with me. Angela was a participant in a recent Mastering Your Presentations workshop. Dale...
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My Time Has Been Cut Short!

I was on LinkedIn today 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....
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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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Managing Nerves - Sep 4, 2012

Practice Makes Perfect… or not.

 
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Managing Interactions - Aug 20, 2012

How Can I Help a Nervous Presenter?

Managers often come to us and ask how they can help their team members get a handle on the nervousness they experience when presenting. This isn’t surprising, of course, since this type of nervousness is a real issue for a lot...
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Facilitation - Jul 30, 2012

People think I’m mad all the time. As it turns out, I just have a “thinking face.” Anything I can do?

This is a problem I’m very familiar with; I too have a “thinking face.” When I am deep in thought my face naturally gets a very stern look on it. I didn’t realize it until my colleagues kept asking me, “What’s wrong?” or “What...
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FAQs - May 29, 2012

My boss likes to jump in and take over. It’s embarrassing. What can I do?

The answer to this question has everything to do with your relationship to your boss. You may not be able to do anything about this behavior.
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