Monthly Archives: April 2016

What do Trump and Sanders know that Cruz and Clinton don’t?

Posted on April 18, 2016 in Presentation Tips and Tricks

What do Trump and Sanders know that Cruz and Clinton don’t?

These past weeks I’ve been writing about how humans change behavior. As speakers, we all have the goal to inform and convince our audiences about some thing, some opportunity, some change that needs to be made. And yet our presentations are often filled with traditional data, policies and concrete evidence. For some people, that isRead More

Our Brains Are Just Wired That Way

Posted on April 11, 2016 in Presentation Tips and Tricks

Our Brains Are Just Wired That Way

Researchers have been studying the effect of PowerPoint in lectures, and whether it adds any value except entertainment. And while we certainly want to entertain our audiences, our ultimate goal is to provide information or training to our audience that will (a) result in a change in behavior or beliefs and (b) stick with ourRead More

The Simple Trick Speakers Use To Drive Behavior Change

Posted on April 4, 2016 in Presentation Tips and Tricks

The Simple Trick Speakers Use To Drive Behavior Change

A few years ago when my son Rhett came home from college for Thanksgiving, he told me how appalled he was that his friends were so addicted to their smart phones. As I sheepishly slid mine to the side, I asked him to tell me more. “Everyone has their noses buried in their phones atRead More

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