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I WILL NOT APOLOGISE FOR MY TONE

It’s not nice to laugh at others.  But I do want you to see this, not because it is funny, but because it is an example of how to deliver a speech in a completely inappropriate way.  Councilman Phil Davison gives his speech, asking for nomination from the local Republican party to become the Stark … Continued

Lost in Translation

I was recently in Dubai teaching Presentation Skills.  The fun part of this particular day was that a majority of the people in the room didn’t speak the same language as I did. How did we do it?  How did we communicate without words? Many ways but here are two that always work. 1. Body … Continued

Managing Nerves – Tools of the Presentation Trade – Part Two

So as I was saying… managing nerves when we present is all about truly managing them with a capital “M” and not trying to wish them away or pretend they’re not happening.  Read Part 1 for tips on how to do that. Here are additional tips on managing nerves: Troubleshooting: Always test the equipment.  Microphones … Continued

Managing Nerves – Tools of the Presentation Trade – Part One

I have been speaking in front of groups for over 20 years!  I have seen the cold steely eyes of an audience put to sleep by a series of dull PowerPoint presentations.  People nervously reading off a slide, mumbling half audibly into a microphone or pacing like an expectant father.  By the time it’s my … Continued

Presentation preparation – the best cure for pre-match nerves

We’ve all be there, a big meeting coming, a presentation in front of co-workers, a special someone who makes your throat close when you go near them.  Anxiety and nerves are normal when you have to put yourself out or expose yourself in some way.  Trust me, unless you’re presenting in front of people everyday, … Continued

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