Ding, ding, ding! Who wins the fight? Presenter or donut? I can tell you it's going to be a close match but the donut takes it. The donut outwits, outsmarts, and outlasts the business presenter. It's not hard to see why either. 99% of business presentations are slightly less exciting as a brightly colored, inanimate lump of fat and sugar. And much less … [Read more...] about Who Wins a Fight: Presenter or Donut?
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Gestures. When you do a presentation or speech you have so many things to think about, "gestures" take a back seat. Gestures are a movement of part of the body, especially the hands or head, to express an idea or meaning. And gestures really help in a presentation. They make us look confident. They emphasize the message. They increase audience engagement. They make our … [Read more...] about 2 Different Ways to Do Visual Communication in Your Presentation and Which One is Wrong
Here's proof-positive that Prezi, animations, and bullet points do nothing to enhance your presentations... How to define good slide design? One word... Impact. John Oliver shows us how to do it every week on HBO's Last Week Tonight. We usually don't associate TV shows with PowerPoint, but we should. We can learn valuable lessons about how slides can best be … [Read more...] about John Oliver Shows You How to Design Your PowerPoint Slides
To say I was shocked to hear his opinion was an understatement. "Too much fun." Yes, he actually said workshop participants were having "too much fun." It was something I had never considered before. I had always run my training workshops in a way that encourages creativity, laughs, and fun because participants stick with you throughout the entire workshop that way. … [Read more...] about Training Workshop: To Fun or Not to Fun
I know exactly how you feel. What if they laugh at you? What if they don't listen to you? What if they ask you tough questions? In this post I will reveal the simple two part sentence that will cure your anxiety about public speaking. This sentence took me a long time to discover. After many failures, with much trial and error, it finally all made sense. First, … [Read more...] about Public Speaking: Cure Your Anxiety in One Sentence