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Chade-Meng Tan, better known as Meng, Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow,” is one of Google’s earliest engineers and a very engaging and effective presenter.
Meng is a great case study to illustrate how presenters — whose first language is not English — can nail a presentation and connect with an audience… without letting their anxiety or accent steal the show. And that’s something every presenter can also learn from.
His popular [...]
TIP: Cohesive content and seamless logistics helps any team shine
Sooner or later, we all have to share the presentation stage. Team presentations are part of day-to-day business practices, but they can be challenging due to the many moving parts.
The following questions will help you think through your content and important logistics to ensure that your entire team shines:
Know everyone’s role
Who will be responsible for the [...]
Henry Kissinger once opened a press conference by saying,
“Does anyone have any questions for my answers?”
Clearly, he was prepared. You can be just as prepared too.
If you feel anxious about Q & A sessions following your presentations, you are not alone. Many presenters we coach often ask if we can offer advice that will help them handle questions more effectively.
Our advice is simple—but it works:
First, write down a list of [...]
Did you know that evaluating a video of one of your presentations is one of the best investments you can make as a presenter?
And smart phones make video recording easier than ever.
While viewing a recording of yourself is never easy, our clients consistently tell us that it is
a powerful exercise to learn what is working in their presentations and where they can make adjustments.
Watching the [...]