Werner Grant was one of the smartest guys you'd ever meet. Throw any problem at him and he had the answer in a blink. In the office he was the go-to guy. When a project was about to rollout, Werner was your consultant. A new software, a new process, changed compliance checks. Werner was the guy to remind you of an essential thing you'd missed. Had Werner not … [Read more...] about If I’m So Smart Why Does My Presentation Suck?
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...Imagine the audience naked. Just kidding! That's perhaps the stupidest advice ever given. You're already nervous, a million thoughts running through your mind. The last thing you need to add to your already full plate is an image of a naked Derrick from sales or a naked Janice from accounting. Blurrghhh! So how do you do it? How do you speak confidently … [Read more...] about How To Speak Confidently (Even When You’re Scared Out Of Your Mind)
The next 15 minutes were going to be a horror show. Lenny stood at the side of the stage waiting to be introduced. One hand filled with a stack of cue cards, the other hand covering a ginormous yawn. He'd hadn't slept the night before and was paying for it now. His hamburger lunch had only made the yawning worse. He checked his watch. Almost 2pm. Only 15 minutes … [Read more...] about The 11 Best Presentation Hacks You Will Ever Need (#7 is Pure Genius)
Squished into an alcove, out of sight. Mike took a deep breath. He checked his pocket. The business cards! Where were his business cards? He rifled through his bag. Phew! There they were, wedged in the middle of his diary. His heart racing again, Mike took a second to organize his thoughts. This was his twenty-first sales appointment and he still felt as bad as he had … [Read more...] about 3 Killer Strategies for Your Sales Proposal Presentation
How do I do this? You're about to do your first presentation. Are the slides right? Is the equipment working? Am I going to remember everything? Can I fill the time limit? So much running through your mind for something that will last only 15 minutes. Excessive stress for something so small. This is your first time. Stressful. But the good news is … [Read more...] about Virgin Presenters: You’ll Thank Me Later (And For The Rest of Your Life)