Monthly Archives: October 2018

My ALL-TIME (least) favorite question from speakers

Posted on October 26, 2018 in Presentation Tips and Tricks

My ALL-TIME (least) favorite question from speakers

“How many slides should I have for an X hour talk?”

How this speaker customizes her speech depending on the allotted time

Posted on October 19, 2018 in Presentation Tips and Tricks

How this speaker customizes her speech depending on the allotted time

JoAn Majors, CSP is one of the most gifted speakers I’ve ever heard. She has the ability to connect with an audience so well that they each think she is speaking directly with them. They laugh, they cry, and they LEARN. JoAn could deliver a two-day program at the drop of a hat. But askRead More

Speakers: is there a risk of going too deep into a topic?

Posted on October 12, 2018 in Presentation Tips and Tricks

Speakers: is there a risk of going too deep into a topic?

The easy answer is YES! A few years ago, I sat in a lecture on the materials used for dental fillings. The speaker got into the chemical compounds of each material, how they half-life of certain molecules interfered with blah blah blah… and as I looked around, no one could follow this speaker, nor knewRead More

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Is the significance of your presentation defined by quality or quantity?

Posted on October 5, 2018 in Presentation Tips and Tricks

Is the significance of your presentation defined by quality or quantity?

Earlier this summer I was coming out of a session at SCN (Speaking Consulting Network) and overheard someone saying, “my brain hurts!”.  It turns out that this is an actual phenomenon.  Our little 3-pound brain burns through energy when we are learning and there comes a point when we can sustain that level of energy.

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