Tag Archives: core message

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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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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SpeakerToolbox: “UP” Your Value Quotient

Rather than emphasizing facts during your presentation, capture the essence of what makes your message unique and therefore memorable to your listeners. This key differentiation can be referred to as your Unique Perspective (UP). Think of your UP as a … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Take Your Audience From “Listener” to “Ally”

Would  you like to have an audience who is engaged by what you have to say? Listeners who are ready to join your team or moved to take action? Don’t just settle for a room full of listeners. Shoot for … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Veteran’s making a difference

After months or years fighting overseas, 92 percent of American veterans say they want to continue their service. Jake Wood gives a moving talk on how veterans can regain purpose, community, and self-worth while serving others. Today, let’s give thanks … Continue reading

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Expert, Interpreter, Catalyst…where is your presentation on the value chain?

You may be preparing for a quarterly review, analyst meeting or product launch. Perhaps you are getting ready for that next big sales pitch, upcoming conference or trade show speech. As you prepare, stop and ask yourself: “What is the … Continue reading

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SpeakerQuestion: How do you adjust your message when your time is cut in half?

Don’t panic! This is when having a clear core message and 2-5 main points to guide your presentation really pays off!  With this level of clarity, when you learn you have 15 minutes to deliver what was to be a … Continue reading

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