Top 5 Presentation Posts

The views have been tallied, here are the heavy hitters! Over the past 13 months, we have published over 90 posts; the 5 most popular articles include a book review, commentary on a current event and advice on delivery skills.  Read them today and join the conversation to help ensure you are confident, heard and inspiring next time you step up to speak.

#5:  Do Better Listeners Make Better Speakers

The flip side to being a good speaker is being a good listener. Most speakers are understandably focused on how to deliver their best possible presentation. Therefore, most of my consulting work is to help presenters:

  • Be Confident. Believing in their message and their ability to connect with the audience.
  • Be Heard. Strengthening their credibility with a focused message that’s easily understood.
  • Be Inspiring. Delivering their message with an authenticity and a dynamic delivery that engages listeners and motivates action.  Continue reading here.

 #4:  Make an Impact: 5 Techniques to Ignite your Next Presentation

 “Should I be interactive in my presentation?

It’s a daunting question for some speakers, but in many cases the answer is, “Go for it!” Depending on your purpose, adding interactive elements can be a tremendous help in making your message stick.  Continue reading here.

#3:  The 1st Presidential Debate

Earlier this week, anticipating last nights’ first Presidential debate I asked . . . what will win over the American voter, substance, style or possibly both? 

And the answer is BOTH — at least for Romney.  Continue reading here.

#2:  Eye Contact:  10 Tips to Elevate the Effectiveness of Your Next Presentation

As a presenter, using your eyes to engage your audience is critical to creating a sense of confidence, establishing credibility, and building rapport.  So, what can you do to make your next presentation an eye-opening experience? Consider these 10 tips  to elevate the effectiveness of your next presentation.

TIP #1: GREET YOUR LISTENERS AS THEY GATHER
Before the meeting or event even begins, an initial greeting with direct eye contact helps build rapport, turning strangers into friends.  Continue reading here.

#1:  Speak Like Churchill; Stand Like Lincoln

It’s often said that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Well, it turns out you can’t always judge a book by its title, either.

At first, I dismissed James Humes’ Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln, assuming it would be full of historical platitudes and anecdotal stories rather than actionable advice. Instead, I discovered a terrific reference tool for novice and seasoned presenters alike – Continue reading here.

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