With the holidays upon us, we bring you an encore tip that was very popular this time last year. “Step into the Season with Confidence” is the theme of our presentation tip so you can be ready when it’s your … READ MORE
Ready, Set, Speak on the Fly
It’s Monday morning. You’ve successfully navigated a busy family weekend, fought through rush hour traffic, and managed to get to your meeting on time. You can finally relax with and enjoy your cup of coffee… Then you realize your boss … READ MORE
In Memoriam: 5 Lessons from Steve Jobs' Famous "How to Live Before You Die" Speech
We’ve all witnessed the high-impact, visually stimulating, and engaging Steve Jobs’ presentations of years past. Steve Jobs’ world-famous product release presentations are still influencing presenters who want to exude the “It” factor when presenting and who covet their audience’s undivided … READ MORE
3 Ways to Build a Relationship with Your Audience
Rita F. Pierson influenced the world as a professional educator since 1972, teaching elementary school, junior high, special education, and professional development workshops and seminars for thousands of educators.
Pierson is a great case study because her presentation echoes what … READ MORE
The It Factor: How to Improve Executive Presence During a Presentation
What comes to your mind when you hear the term, The It Factor?
Think back to a recent presentation, when the presenter commanded the room and the audience’s attention. Someone who made you want to listen and learn more. Someone
Don't Let Your Virtual Presentations Inspire This Reaction
Think about the last virtual presentation you attended as an audience member. Did it engage you or did it become background noise as you checked your inbox?
Or worse yet, did it inspire the reaction you see here?
Adopt a Power Pose for Two Minutes before Presenting
“She doesn’t come across as confident…”
“He seems extremely nervous…”
These statements represent some of the audience feedback we review before coaching presenters. Whether audience perception is accurate or not, perception matters… and it influences the outcome of our … READ MORE
Don't Let Your Accent Steal the Show
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 … READ MORE
How Kissinger Managed the Q&A
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, … READ MORE
Turn Your Smart Phone into a Coach!
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 … READ MORE