“There are three kinds of yeses. There’s commitment, confirmation, and counterfeit. People are most used to giving the counterfeit yes.”
– Christopher Voss
When we need to gain commitment from our meetings and presentations, let’s make sure we set the
In a virtual presentation, transitions can be used to engage your audience, pull them to your next key point, and retain their interest. While most transitions are only a sentence or two in length, they provide the links – like
Great job – you have shifted to presenting virtually. But now expectations are shifting. We went from trying to avoid Death by PowerPoint to now also having to avoid Death by Zoom. To stand out, we need to work … READ MORE
Speaking at a national meeting or conference is about as high stakes as it gets when it comes to presenting. The lights, the big stage, the large audience! To ease nerves and feel prepared, it’s human nature to want to
Do you feel confident in your presentation content but get weak in the knees when you think about all the possible questions you might be asked to answer?
Do you dread meetings because you know you’ll be expected to answer … READ MORE
While going to conferences can be an enjoyable experience, speaking at them can be riddled with nerves, overwhelm, and anticipation. But the big stage does not have to feel intimidating.
The key is to get comfortable with what is less … READ MORE
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 … READ MORE
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 … READ MORE