Psst: Four More Great Communicators Want To Talk To You

If your heart is beating fast, your palms are getting sweaty, and your stomach is not feeling so good, then perhaps you’ve been asked to give a presentation. Maybe you are normally quite calm and easy going when giving presentations; however, this time around the stakes are just a little bit higher (is the CIO/CEO … Read morePsst: Four More Great Communicators Want To Talk To You

Even More Secrets From The Great Communicators

The next time that you are provided with the “opportunity” to deliver a presentation, make sure that you get some advice on how to give a fantastic presentation from today’s great business communicators. If you don’t have the time (or cash) to fly back and forth between the East and West coasts in order to … Read moreEven More Secrets From The Great Communicators

You Have Much To Learn Grasshopper: What The Great Communicators Can Teach Us

So you’ve been picked to give a presentation at the next team/department/company gathering. You sit down with a blank computer screen, bring up PowerPoint and as you stare at that blank slide you can almost see your career going into a tailspin and hurtling towards a flaming crash. Great, now what do you do? Why … Read moreYou Have Much To Learn Grasshopper: What The Great Communicators Can Teach Us

Top 9 Bad Habits Of Technical Presenters

Perhaps you were looking for a top 10 list? I’ve spent some time thinking about all of the technical presentations that I’ve given in the past and I was only able to come up with a list of nine really, really bad things that I’ve done over and over again. Let’s take a look at … Read moreTop 9 Bad Habits Of Technical Presenters

Group Meetings: More Gain, Less Pain

We’ve talked about the fact that group meetings, especially for technical teams, can be a large expense and a big waste of time if not set up and run correctly. These are great opportunities to communicate with the entire team and you really don’t want to blow it. If you get picked to set one … Read moreGroup Meetings: More Gain, Less Pain

Group Meetings: Group Hug or Group Mug(ging)?

Every technical organization seems to have a big annual meeting of some sort. The last one of these that I attended was put on by an Executive Director at a firm who liked to do these twice a year. He would fly in all of his direct reports and have them spend 30 minutes each … Read moreGroup Meetings: Group Hug or Group Mug(ging)?

Huh? Learning To Stay In The Moment

So there I was, on one of those conference calls with way too many people and all of a sudden it started to happen. The moderator would ask a question of someone who was on the call and that person would say “Huh? I’m sorry, but could you repeat the question?” This happened over and … Read moreHuh? Learning To Stay In The Moment

5 Ways To Deliver A Disastrous Presentation

So you can find self-help info on how to deliver better presentations just about anywhere on the web (including this blog!); however, where can you find guidance on how to really deliver a disastrous presentation? Well fear not, that’s what we’ll cover today… Monica is one of my friends who is a professional speaker by … Read more5 Ways To Deliver A Disastrous Presentation