The Secret Language of Money

At a number of business seminars and presentations, I passed out an index card and... Read More

Just Say No to PowerPoint: Enough is Enough!

Have you ever been slideswiped? You walk into a meeting and once everyone has arrived,... Read More

After the Speech

Usually the emphasis on making an effective speech is what you do in preparation before... Read More

Incorporate Humor in Your Next Speech

Some speakers say, "I could never use humor in my speech; I just don't feel... Read More

Super Preparation ? Keys to Getting a Great Start to Every Presentation

Super Preparation ?Keys to Getting a Great Start to Every Presentation Novice and expert presenters... Read More

8 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

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Shamus Browns Top 5 Sales Presentation Tips

When its time to give your next sales presentation, here are my favorite tips for... Read More

How to Attract New Business Like George W. Bush Wins Elections

THE LITTLE-KNOWN SPEECHWRITING SECRETS THAT WON GEORGE W. BUSH THE US ELECTIONHe's been accused of... Read More

Being Real From the Platform

"Let it be known, no person, thing, or situation can validate you. You validate... Read More

Creating a Powerful Sales Presentation

The quality of your sales presentation will often determine whether a prospect buys from you... Read More

Powerpoint Sales Presentations Are Boring - Stop It!

As the meeting began, the project manager of the buying committee told me that the... Read More

Fading into Sameness: How Too Many Slides Can Ruin Your Presentation

"I have a love/hate relationship with PowerPoint. In the right hands, it's a great presentation... Read More

Trade Show Victory!

So you're going to have a booth at a trade show. How exciting - or... Read More

Wow! Is That ME? - Creating a Powerful One-Page Bio

First of all, what is a bio sheet and why do you need one? A... Read More

How Storytelling Can Grow Your Business

People love stories. We love to hear about other people, and stories help us to... Read More

Tips to Temper Speaking Anxiety

People take it for granted that leaders have achieved some skill in public speaking. Yet... Read More

Too Many Choices - Dont Confuse Your Customers

Conventional wisdom is that the more choices customers have, the more likely they will buy.... Read More

Media Training 101: Mastering the Television Interview

As I travel around the world I always enjoy sampling the media in different countries.Even... Read More

Nonverbal Communication in Business

There are five key elements that can make or break your attempt at... Read More

A Powerful Presentation Technique-Story Telling

Appealing to emotions is the most powerful way to transfer learning in an information cluttered... Read More

Creating Your Presentation Success With a Positive ?I CAN? Attitude

According to the Lamalle Report on Top Executives of the 1990s, one of the most... Read More

Practice Makes Perfect ? 7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Presentation Practice

Believe it or not, preparation is a better determinant of presentation success than knowledge, experience,... Read More

Public Speaking Training Tips For Better Business Presentations To Culturally Diverse Audiences

Audiences around the world are all different. Cultural, social and religious differences impact on how... Read More

Improve Your Bottom Line with What You Say

When was the last time you thought about what you were actually saying to potential... Read More

Dump Your Speeches For Leadership Talks

The CEO of a worldwide business asked me to help him develop a talk he... Read More

Rise Above Cattiness

Cattiness is something no one ever wants to be accused of doing. But the reality... Read More

Top Ten Rules for Effective Presentations

I am of the belief that the majority of people can improve their presentations dramatically... Read More

How To Run Your Greatest Conference Ever

Like most good achievements, a magnificent meeting depends on planning and preparation. These are essential... Read More

Ten Tips on Using Flip Charts and Whiteboards

Flip charts are so common that we all think we can use them. But how... Read More

Kvetching Behavior and How it Hinders Success

Kvetching is the Yiddish word for complaining, hand to the forehead, why is this happening... Read More

Preparation for Your Presentations

(Excerpted From the Jim Rohn Millennium Weekend Event)Persistence in your presentations, this is one secret... Read More

Don?t Give Presentations Or Speeches - Give Leadership Talks Instead

The CEO of a worldwide business asked me to help him develop a talk he... Read More

The End is the Beginning

People remember best what you say last. In a presentation, what people take with them... Read More

The Presentation After the Presentation

Allowing the audience to ask questions after your presentation is an excellent way to reinforce... Read More

27 Tips For An Effective Presentation

So you're not a professional speaker. That's no excuse for NOT giving a professional presentation.You... Read More

Move Key Audiences to Actions You Want

How?Try a blueprint like this: people act on their own perception of the facts before... Read More

How to Make Good Use of Your Web Conference Session

Preperation is vital when conducting a successful videoconference session. Thus there are a number of... Read More

Sharpening Your Presentation Skills

Regardless of the nature of our job or social standing, sooner or later we will... Read More

Conducting Successful Training Activities

Whether you are training preschoolers in the classroom or executives in the board room, here... Read More

Tough Talk: Bad News Delivered the Right Way

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Close Deals in Record Time!

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Tips to Energize Your Presentations

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Show the World Your Wares Easily and Inexpensively

You've spent a lot of time preparing your PowerPoint presentations and now you're ready to... Read More

Four Different Ways People Process Your Information

There are four different ways that audience members assimilate information. They are: visual, auditory, auditory... Read More

How to Give a Great Speech

As a former owner of a National Speakers Bureau, I have learned from several thousand... Read More

Ten Fun Ways to Liven up Any Presentation

Most of us would agree that having humor in our lives increases rapport, strengthens our... Read More

Coaching Tips for Powerful Presentations

Tip #1 The purpose of your speech is to get results; to help people make... Read More

Eight Success Tips for Your First Trade Show Booth

Exhibiting in a trade show can involve a major investment of money and time. But... Read More

Present Statistics In Context

"I didn't have 3000 pairs of shoes. I had only 1600 pairs." Imelda MarcosEverything's relative.... Read More

Secrets of Successful Presentations

Does the thought of speaking in front of others send you running in the opposite... Read More

The Seven Deadly Sins of Presentations

Every day, so many tens of thousands of innocent clients and employees are bored to... Read More

Presentation Pitfalls Series: Top 10 Content Mangement Mistakes

Here, David Letterman style, are what I consider to be the Top 10 most common... Read More

Present Your Message with Power and Pizzazz

If you're ready to kick your career or business up to the next level, then... Read More

Special Delivery! Tips for Improving Your Humor

Delivering humorous speeches involves a lot more than simply having good material. Take some time... Read More

The Missing Link in Presentation Skills Training

Imagine you are the most amazing figure skater who ever lived. When rehearsing in a... Read More

Six Marketing Tips for Trade Show Success

A trade show is an ideal way of showcasing your products and services to a... Read More

Beetle Bailey and Presentation Skills

In March 2002, the comic strip Beetle Bailey contained a valuable lesson for business presenters.... Read More

Story Telling As A Tool For Trainers

Once upon a time????."Yeah right, don't tell us a story, we are not kids"."If stories... Read More

35 Surefire Ways to Kill a Meeting

1. Play "find the meeting" by changing the location and time of your meeting at... Read More

Presentation Power Does Not Come From PowerPoint

You speak before a group. You present your message. You might be selling your product,... Read More

5 Breakthrough Marketing Ideas

Do you ever get frustrated with your marketing? Are you putting in a lot... Read More

Death by PowerPoint!

The most critical job of a manager, when you boil it all down, is communication.... Read More

Top 6 Reasons Why You Need a Remote for PowerPoint Presentations

A top complaint from audience members is that many presenters put too much emphasis on... Read More

Choosing a Presentation Remote Control

If you deliver electronic presentations using PowerPoint or other programs, you can manually move forward... Read More

Tech Tips: PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint Slide Shows

Whether you use a mouse or a remote control to navigate through a PowerPoint slide... Read More

Media Training 101: Where To Look During A Television Interview

Ever had that uncomfortable feeling of not knowing where to look when making a point,... Read More

Grand Opening: The Key To Great Presentations

Whether you are speaking in front of a civic group or making a sales presentation,... Read More

Story Telling As a Business Tool

Long long ago, it was the time when time itself stood still That was the... Read More

10 Tips For Bringing Your Event To Life

Your job as an event planner doesn't stop with the meeting in the company boardroom.... Read More

Handling Questions with Authority

At some point in your presentation you will be expected to answer questions from your... Read More

Powerful Presentations: How to Write and Deliver a Presentation to Remember

If the mere thought of standing up in front of an audience makes your knees... Read More

Cross Cultural Presentations

The international flavour of many people's jobs naturally means that there is greater interaction between... Read More

Networking: How to Network Within Your Organisation

Although there are any number of different networking groups and events you can attend, some... Read More

7 Myths That Make Meetings Miserable

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Presentation Skills: Be More Productive Using a Facilitator Mode

There are many definitions for presentations. When you present there are also many different modes... Read More

PowerPoint Presentations: How to Use This Tool More Effectively

Many of us use PowerPoint to convey a message to both small and large groups.... Read More

Is Now Really the Time to Hire a Professional Speaker?

Since the events of September 11th and the economy slipping into recession, many organizations have... Read More

Lecturing from the Lectern

Most people love to hide behind the lectern.. It makes them feel more secure. The... Read More

Transitions: Building Bridges to Your Points

Presenters often tell me that they fear losing their train of thought. When listening to... Read More

Facilitating Panel Discussions

A client recently called to say she was going to facilitate a panel for the... Read More

Total Recall: How to Remember Your Speech Without Memorizing

We all fear that moment. You look out on a sea of faces and your... Read More

How to Chair a Meeting

You don't have to be on a stage to be a public speaker. Your platform... Read More

If You Want Business - Throw a Seminar!

Why is throwing a seminar good for business?If you want to clean your house, you... Read More

Painless Presentations

Did the "Painless" part of the title get your attention?Speaking in front of a group... Read More

Seven Tips for Coping with Pre-Stage Jitters

Whether you need to address large groups or small, familiar faces or new, you may... Read More

How To Make Your Best Ever Presentation

The most important tip...EVER!Make sure that you always think of your audience - when preparing... Read More

Present for Success: Simple Strategies to Add Confidence and Credibility to Your Next Presentation

Tomorrow's the day and you're dreading it. You're scheduled to give a presentation to the... Read More

Media Training Tips: Maximising Your Media Moment

Media training is a 'must do' professional development program for any serious leader or manager.Media... Read More

Leaves Your Audience Hungry For More! -- Presentations That Get Results

Regardless, if your goal is to make a sale or educate. You don't want to... Read More

Choosing the Right Work Shirts for Your Small Business

Company attire says a lot about your business philosophy to your customer. Company shirts project... Read More

Choosing a Company Shirt vendor

Where can you choose a company shirt vendor? There are many catalogs out their with... Read More

Your Unique Point of View

I had a chance to go to one of those big positive thinking rallies recently.... Read More

Cell Phone Dos And Dont During A Meeting

What would we do without our cell phones? Wow, there's a scary question. It's hard... Read More

Speech in Business

The social skills of a small businessperson, franchisee, independent contractor or manager are all important.... Read More

What Every Manager Should Know About How to Sharpen His Presentation Skills

Regardless of the nature of our job or social standing, sooner or later we will... Read More

Presentation Skill Mistakes

Last week my husband and I attended an awesome 4 day work conference! I decided... Read More

Presentation Paranoia

"The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you... Read More

Dump that Overhead Projector!

What is it about overhead projectors that causes us to become lousy communicators? Why do... Read More

Audience-Friendly Presentation Style Habits in Three Easy Steps

You have presentation style habits that automatically appear when you are speaking in public. Where... Read More

A Discussion about Facilitation Skills

Interview with Julia Apple-Smith, Manager of Employee Development at Sauer-Danfoss Ames, Iowa about Facilitation Skills:Q:... Read More

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The Relationship between Information Sender and Receiver: The Art of Communication

For communication to take place, a message must be transmitted by a communicator and correctly... Read More

Be Bold, Branded, and Bespoke - Your Customers Want You to Choose

I had been working on a logo idea for several weeks before I finally realized... Read More

Present for Success: Simple Strategies to Add Confidence and Credibility to Your Next Presentation

Tomorrow's the day and you're dreading it. You're scheduled to give a presentation to the... Read More

How Storytelling Can Grow Your Business

People love stories. We love to hear about other people, and stories help us to... Read More

Kvetching Behavior and How it Hinders Success

Kvetching is the Yiddish word for complaining, hand to the forehead, why is this happening... Read More

Can Stage Presence be Learned?

What is stage presence? Can it be learned?There are, undoubtedly, some 'naturals' in this field.... Read More

Special Delivery! Tips for Improving Your Humor

Delivering humorous speeches involves a lot more than simply having good material. Take some time... Read More

The End is the Beginning

People remember best what you say last. In a presentation, what people take with them... Read More

The Presentation After the Presentation

Allowing the audience to ask questions after your presentation is an excellent way to reinforce... Read More

Conducting Successful Training Activities

Whether you are training preschoolers in the classroom or executives in the board room, here... Read More

Being Real From the Platform

"Let it be known, no person, thing, or situation can validate you. You validate... Read More

Tips to Temper Speaking Anxiety

People take it for granted that leaders have achieved some skill in public speaking. Yet... Read More

Create A Better Impresion With Your Emails

How do you come across in your emails?As I receive more and more requests for... Read More

Don?t Give Presentations Or Speeches - Give Leadership Talks Instead

The CEO of a worldwide business asked me to help him develop a talk he... Read More

How to Chair a Meeting

You don't have to be on a stage to be a public speaker. Your platform... Read More

Cross Cultural Presentations

The international flavour of many people's jobs naturally means that there is greater interaction between... Read More

Seven Tips for Coping with Pre-Stage Jitters

Whether you need to address large groups or small, familiar faces or new, you may... Read More

How to Give a Great Speech

As a former owner of a National Speakers Bureau, I have learned from several thousand... Read More

After the Speech

Usually the emphasis on making an effective speech is what you do in preparation before... Read More

10 Profitable Tips for Creating Better Sales Presentations

No matter what your business is, you will enhance your level of success by developing... Read More

Plasma Screen Hire ? What Do You Need to Know for Presentations

How many people will need to see the screen? A 42" plasma screen is the... Read More

27 Tips For An Effective Presentation

So you're not a professional speaker. That's no excuse for NOT giving a professional presentation.You... Read More

5 Breakthrough Marketing Ideas

Do you ever get frustrated with your marketing? Are you putting in a lot... Read More

Media Training 101: Mastering the Television Interview

As I travel around the world I always enjoy sampling the media in different countries.Even... Read More

Presentation Pitfalls Series: Top 10 Content Mangement Mistakes

Here, David Letterman style, are what I consider to be the Top 10 most common... Read More

Planning a Group Meeting

CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE FACILITATOR: As chairperson, focus on the meeting's goals and objectives throughout... Read More

Is This Thing On?: Keeping Your Audiences Attention

First and foremost, you must deal effectively with your own emotions, ego, hang-ups, inhibitions, and... Read More

The Crucial Components of a Lesson Plan

MAKING INFORMATIVE LESSON PLANS: --The performance objectives should answer this very basic question - what... Read More

Sharpening Your Presentation Skills

Regardless of the nature of our job or social standing, sooner or later we will... Read More

Lecturing from the Lectern

Most people love to hide behind the lectern.. It makes them feel more secure. The... Read More

The Upside to an Auditory Rehearsal

Many experienced trainers feel that there is something lacking in their rehearsals, even after mentally... Read More

Choosing a Presentation Remote Control

If you deliver electronic presentations using PowerPoint or other programs, you can manually move forward... Read More

Develop The Winners Edge Through Conversational Hypnosis

Communication is vital for survival in an age of information that is undergoing a "shock-wave"... Read More

If You Want Business - Throw a Seminar!

Why is throwing a seminar good for business?If you want to clean your house, you... Read More

8 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

8 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills 1. Join Toastmasters. Toastmasters is a organization where... Read More

Speech in Business

The social skills of a small businessperson, franchisee, independent contractor or manager are all important.... Read More

How to Convert PowerPoint to Flash Manually

Converting PowerPoint to Flash would be absolutely a good choice to distribute your bulky PowerPoint... Read More

A Discussion about Facilitation Skills

Interview with Julia Apple-Smith, Manager of Employee Development at Sauer-Danfoss Ames, Iowa about Facilitation Skills:Q:... Read More

Ten Tips on Using Flip Charts and Whiteboards

Flip charts are so common that we all think we can use them. But how... Read More

Dump Your Speeches For Leadership Talks

The CEO of a worldwide business asked me to help him develop a talk he... Read More

How To Make Your Best Ever Presentation

The most important tip...EVER!Make sure that you always think of your audience - when preparing... Read More

Too Many Choices - Dont Confuse Your Customers

Conventional wisdom is that the more choices customers have, the more likely they will buy.... Read More

What Every Manager Should Know About How to Sharpen His Presentation Skills

Regardless of the nature of our job or social standing, sooner or later we will... Read More

7 Myths That Make Meetings Miserable

Myth 1: Executives belong in meetings.Although the demands of business cause executives to attend more... Read More

Ancient PowerPoint Secrets: Ask Your Grandma!

Yes, there are ancient PowerPoint secrets...secrets your grandmother knows and is probably willing to pass... Read More

Secrets of Successful Presentations

Does the thought of speaking in front of others send you running in the opposite... Read More

Facilitating Panel Discussions

A client recently called to say she was going to facilitate a panel for the... Read More

Beetle Bailey and Presentation Skills

In March 2002, the comic strip Beetle Bailey contained a valuable lesson for business presenters.... Read More

I Love the Smell of PowerPoint in the Morning: The 5 Sensory Approach to Business Presentations

You're in a conference room. You're giving a PowerPoint presentation to several of your colleagues...and... Read More

Networking: How to Network Within Your Organisation

Although there are any number of different networking groups and events you can attend, some... Read More