presentation skill

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21 Apr 2015 No Comments

Fall Down Seven Times; Get Up Eight

The hardest part of getting better at speaking and presenting is to persist in the face of discouragement. A talent is a latent ability, something that is dormant inside you. […]

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7 Apr 2015 No Comments

Get Your Act Together

A revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I opened recently at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Yul Brynner, the great actor who devoted much of his career to The […]

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24 Mar 2015 No Comments

My Kind of Champion Speaker

I have been looking at various presentation websites. I am impressed and not impressed, and I am concerned about the distinction between making a convincing argument to serious people with serious decisions […]

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10 Mar 2015 No Comments

Drill down.  Dig deep.  Zoom in.

Persuading someone to buy a commodity requires a microscope. Let me explain. Suppose you sell pencils.  Your buyer sees your pencil as a commodity because it looks like every other pencil he’s ever […]

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24 Feb 2015 No Comments

Put Power Point to Work for You

When you need to use powerpoint slides, keep it simple, and use images to help you tell a story. Often, clients ask me to help them knit together a talk […]

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10 Feb 2015 No Comments

How Not to Bore an Audience (3 of 3)

We’re winding up our series on how to keep your listeners attentive, keep yourself energetic, and make the most of your time in the spotlight. We’ve covered 6 tips in […]

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28 Jan 2015 No Comments

How Not to Bore an Audience (2 of 3)

Remember, your goal as a speaker should be to have inscribed on your tombstone, “He Made His Point, and Bored Them Less.” To accomplish this lifetime achievement, review part 1 […]

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13 Jan 2015 No Comments

How Not to Bore an Audience (1 of 3)

For starters, stop trying to just wing it. You’re not an improv actor, OK? Your goal as a speaker should be to have inscribed on your tombstone, “He Made His […]

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30 Dec 2014 No Comments

9 Behaviors Cultivated by the Ultra-Charismatic–part 3

This is the last in our series in how to wow with charisma. We’ve looked at Vocal Expression of Emotion, Contagious Laughter, Expressive Face, and more. Here are three more tips to help […]

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16 Dec 2014 No Comments

9 Behaviors Cultivated by the Ultra-Charismatic–part 2

Now, here are two $64,000 questions. First, can charisma be learned? And second, should it be learned, or is it just manipulation and phoniness? To the first question, I say, […]

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3 Dec 2014 No Comments

9 Behaviors Cultivated by the Ultra-Charismatic

Charisma is a set of behaviors that have nothing to do with physical beauty. This is good news for those of us who aren’t fashion models. You don’t need plastic […]

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18 Nov 2014 No Comments

5 More Reasons Eye Contact is Key

If there is one simple thing you can do to enhance your impact as a presenter, persuade others to see things as you see them, and make it more likely […]

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