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Graduation time is upon us! This year, more than 20,000 commencement speeches will be delivered to high school and college graduates. While many focus on the actual speeches, here at 2Connect we also focus on something else – the introductions. Most of us will not speak at a graduation, but many of us will introduce speakers.

Whether you’re introducing a speaker at national conference or at your […]


Delivery Tips: How Surfing Can Help Your Presentation

Summer is approaching, and like our Trainers, you may be eager to hit the waves. But before you grab your surfboard and venture into the ocean, here’s a question for you:

What do surfing and presenting have in common?

The position of your feet matter.

For surfing, this means making sure your feet are centered along the width of the board, allowing you to maneuver and ride the […]


4 Strategies to Ensure Your Presentation to Executives is Top Notch

Presenting to leaders or executives is challenging. But you would never know it from the newest member of our team. As part of the interview process for the Training and Development Specialist role, we asked candidates to deliver a 15-minute presentation to our leadership team on a topic of their choosing. We knew Lisa Philyaw was our pick when she flawlessly executed on what we […]


3 Strategies to Bring Good Luck to any Presentation

It’s not luck that turns the Chicago River green each year on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day – it’s a crew of 6 people, 2 boats, 3 flour sifters and 40 pounds of environmentally-friendly orange powder.

As Benjamin Franklin noted, “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”

Whether dyeing the Chicago River or preparing your next presentation, the right kind of  planning gets you closer to […]