Picture this: You attended a 2Connect training or coaching and learned valuable strategies to help improve your presentations. You practiced structuring your messaging with clarity, understanding your audience, and fine-tuning your delivery. But then life got in the way
Have you ever been asked a question and find yourself answering with overwhelming data and details to the point where your audience has a hard time following your message? We call this a “data dump.”
This occurs when we try
“Graphs are a lot like jokes. If you have to explain a joke, it doesn’t work”
-Brian Edwards (Participant in recent 2Connect program)
Brian, a recent participant, was praised by his leader for being one of the best presenters on
When mechanical pencils, crayons, and composition books start popping up at local stores, back-to-school season is here. During my own grade school career, multi-media meant chalkboards and paper handouts. Today, slide decks have replaced chalkboards, and mimeograph ink is a … READ MORE
Newer isn’t always better. While there’s a time and place for that rock star slide deck, sometimes old school flip charts are where it’s at. Have some trepidation around integrating high-tech and low-tech? Here are 5 quick tips to address … READ MORE
The business world has been exposed to just about every PowerPoint template there is. The fact is, PowerPoint slides are beginning to replace the presenter. But, people don’t buy ideas or products from PowerPoint slides. People are persuaded by people. … READ MORE
Can you imagine Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous oration, “I have a dream,” highlighted in PowerPoint?
Many compelling messages get lost in translation to PowerPoint. Why then, do so many of today’s presenters assume that PowerPoint will improve their … READ MORE
Audiences respect presenters who think and speak, not read, their presentation.
The last thing audiences want is a recitation of PowerPoint slides that they can read themselves. Audiences expect presenters to take the leading role. A presenter who wisely uses … READ MORE
It’s 9:00 a.m. Monday morning. You’re about to hear a 10-minute report from your manager. He begins his comments on cue. At the same time, he launches a 22-slide PowerPoint. You start to struggle. Where should you focus your attention? … READ MORE