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SpeakerQuestion: What if “less” is not enough?

A recent Professionally Speaking webinar: Don’t Make Me Think: Presentations Skills That Achieve Results, included some great questions from participants. One question centered around organizing content and drilling it down to 3-5 main points. One participant requested additional advice on … Continue reading

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Secrets of Master Storytellers

You may wonder, what do traditional storytelling and professional business presentations have in common? After all, we no longer gather around campfires to pass along tribal wisdom…or do we? Today’s “campfire gatherings” come in the form of conventions, conferences and … Continue reading

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SpeakerQuote: Discovering Your Audience

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” ~Christopher Columbus Recalling our school days, Christopher Columbus was a Spanish – Italian navigator who sailed westward across the Atlantic Ocean searching for … Continue reading

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How Biased Is Your Presentation?

Oh, what tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive. How much more tangled when the person we deceive is our self? In the book Decisive, How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, New York Bestsellers Chip … Continue reading

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The Sharks are Back: Prime Time Presentation Lessons

Season 5 of the reality show Shark Tank premiered on September 20th. This critically acclaimed business-themed show has the Sharks — tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons — once again providing budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come … Continue reading

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Presentations & Visual Aids: It’s show and tell

Most presenters find that using some sort of visual aid helps them to engage their audience. Some people, however, make the mistake of leaning too heavily on their visual aids. Doing so detracts from their speech and distracts the audience.  … Continue reading

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Trending Articles to Boost Your Presentation Prowess

Recent National Speaker Association articles worth sharing: Don’t Be Caught Tailoring Your Presentation With These 5 Tricks Mark Sanborn of Sanborn and Associates shares five mistakes speakers should avoid when tailoring a presentation. A Neuroscientist Shows How You Can Reduce … Continue reading

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