Do Your Slides Make Your Presentation a Mystery?

Do Your Slides Make Your Presentation a Mystery?

Look at this picture. What’s happening? Is this an inspector looking for a defect in a product? No. Is this a detective looking for a clue? Maybe. Making Your Audience Work Too Hard This is a picture of my friend Laurie (she gave me permission to use this image)....
Stop Telling Just ANY Story

Stop Telling Just ANY Story

3 Keys to Crafting Stories People WANT To Hear Maybe it’s because of the work I do — presentation skills and storytelling coaching — but it feels like everywhere I look, someone is promoting storytelling. Organizations like TED and TEDx are built upon the power of...

Inject More Humor [MP3]

Secrets for Using Laughter to Connect Deeper with Your Audiences “Is humor necessary in your speeches? Only if you want to get paid.” ~ Well-known professional speaking ‘proverb’ . Why is laughter important when you speak? Humor opens up audiences to hear...
Communication Skills – How a Wounded Soldier Connected With Me

Communication Skills – How a Wounded Soldier Connected With Me

How do you connect with an audience when you don’t seem to have anything in common with them? I was reminded of this question a few months ago when I was invited to Tampa, Florida to do some work with one of my past clients, retired Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel...

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