A few years back I found myself in a situation where I had allowed myself to get roped into delivering a presentation to a university class. I was going to be talking about what I had learned during my IT career – a somewhat painful and introspective topic. My excitement level was at zero. I … Read moreA Presenter’s Greatest Threat: Self-Sabotage!
So why do you care about how good of a presenter you are? Hey, if you’ve been able to keep from bursting into flames when you address a staff meeting, a department, or even bigger gatherings then haven’t you really done enough? For many people, the answer to this question is “yes”. And they just … Read moreHow To Quickly Move From Good To Great Presentations
So you’ve given a few presentations (or maybe you’ve give a lot of ’em). You feel relatively comfortable when you stand in front of a group of people and talk. You may not really like doing this, but you are reasonably sure that you are not going to faint or burst into flames while you … Read moreSMART Goal Setting Tips For Those Of Us Who Give Presentations
Congratulations! You’ve been asked to come and present for an hour on a topic that you know a lot about. However, you end up presenting for and hour and a half! Was this a generous gift that you provided and extra 30 minutes to your audience or was it a huge social mistake that you … Read morePresentation Pruning: How Much To Chop?
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
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
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
Although giving presentations is only one way that we communicate, we sure seem to do a lot of them. We’ve talked about how to create great presentations that work. Additionally, there are many talented folks out there who have spent a lot of time thinking about how your slides should look so that your presentation … Read moreLearning How To Present Better From Others
IM is horrible. Long live IM. Perhaps depending on when you were born, we all have different views of the value of Instant Messaging (IM). If you’ve ever worked as a part of a widely distributed team, then like me you probably realize that it’s anincredibly valuable tool — if used correctly. It turns out … Read moreIM Etiquette: R U Good At It?