Presentation Tips and Tricks

Posted: November 9, 2018

3 game changing steps from Formulate A Winning Presentation

3 game changing steps from Formulate A Winning Presentation

If the key to significance is delivering clarity, then how do you get to clarity? In my book Formulate A Winning Presentation, I lay out 9 steps. 1-3 set the framework and then 4-7 hone your content.

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Posted: November 2, 2018

A significant tool for all speakers

A significant tool for all speakers

You are ready to write your talk, and bam. Writers block. Most people say, “I’m not sure where to start” or “I have so many ideas flying around but can’t figure out how to get it all down”.

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Posted: October 26, 2018

My ALL-TIME (least) favorite question from speakers

My ALL-TIME (least) favorite question from speakers

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

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Posted: October 19, 2018

How this speaker customizes her speech depending on the allotted time

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 ask her to speak for 2 hours, and she really has to do some critical thinking.

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Posted: October 12, 2018

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

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 knew what to do with the information.

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Posted: October 5, 2018

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

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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Posted: August 31, 2018

Empower your audience – they really only want one thing from you!

Empower your audience – they really only want one thing from you!

Synonyms for CLARITY include:

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Posted: August 24, 2018

“I just want them to know all this stuff is out there”

“I just want them to know all this stuff is out there”

One of my clients is a brilliant doctor. She is at the forefront of her area of expertise and keeps current with all the published research.

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Posted: August 17, 2018

3 essential questions to deliver clarity to your audience

3 essential questions to deliver clarity to your audience

I love seeing good speakers. I look forward to the entertaining or inspiring stories, the humor and drama, and the fascinating research people share.

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Posted: August 10, 2018

How does your brain decide what is significant?

How does your brain decide what is significant?

How does your brain decide what is significant?

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