Even If You Literally Only Have Minutes, These Steps Will Help You Succeed. In Part 1 of “How to Prepare for a Last Minute Presentation,” you learned that successful talks aren’t just about what’s said (your content). They’re also about giving your audience a credible experience, and speaking in a way that advances your goals. Read More
“Invited” to Speak at Work? Tomorrow? Here’s How to Ace Your Talk, Even with Little Time to Prepare Has This Ever Happened to You? You’re at your desk, minding your own business, when your boss walks by (or emails or Slacks you) and says, “Hey, can you do me a favor? Some people are coming Read More
You’ve probably heard of The Rule of 3! When it comes to public speaking success, the three words that make all the difference are: PREPARE — PRACTICE — PRESENT I used to call these The 3 P’s of Perfect Presentations. And while no presentation can ever be perfect, these steps will get you as close Read More
Is bad PowerPoint to blame for all the world’s public speaking ills? Well, to paraphrase the National Rifle Association’s infamous claim that guns don’t kill people, people kill people… Bad PowerPoint Doesn’t Put Audiences to Sleep. Bad Presenters Put Audiences to Sleep! Think about the leading causes of bad PowerPoint: Too much information (the presenter doesn’t Read More
Whether you’re introducing yourself to new colleagues, pitching a new client, or “saying a few words” at a meeting, you’re telling your story—and the story of your organization.