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Archive for August, 2011

The 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Business Presentation the Most

I’ve read a lot of books on presentations skills and public speak.  A lot.

And I love them.  I learn new things.  I receive validation for what I already believe.  I get another perspective on why certain things work and others don’t.

One thing I’ve noticed in these books on presentation skills and public speaking is that they include EVERY possible thing you could possibly do to improve your presentation.  One author in fact lists her tips numerically… there are 497.  …

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Technologists Are Humans Too

I was presenting at a local technology association event on a topic related to tweeting during presentations.  At this particular event, another person also presented to the group.  When he learned that presentation skills was my expertise, he said he’d welcome feedback on his presentation.

After the evening was over, I gave him some feedback.  He done a lot of things extremely well and I offered him a few suggestions.  Then I asked him about his PowerPoint slides.

“I notice on some of your slides you had a …

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Sometimes It’s OK If Your Audience Misunderstands You

I admit that sometimes I interpret what I’ve heard differently than it was intended.

As a kid, my mom used to tell me, it’s just as easy to marry a rich man as a poor man… Marry Rich!  Marry Rich!   Have you met my husband?  His name is Rich.

My mom told me I couldn’t drink and walk at the same time.  I thought she meant that humans, as a species, can’t drink and walk at the same time – you know, like you can’t sneeze and keep your …

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Be Original Already

When I first started earnestly blogging this year, I created an elaborate two-part post based on a presentation I’d just watched.  The person who was doing the presentation is well known in her industry and for me, the blog post served as way to help me learn and reinforce the lessons I’d learned from her.  Take my word for it – the presenter gave great information and I wrote a brilliant accounting of her wisdom…

You have to take my word for it because of what happened next.

As I …

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