Archive | Presentation Skills
17
Aug

KISS for PowerPoint (Keep it Simple, Sweetheart)

I recently attended a problematic presentation at one of my favorite professional groups. I protect the innocent by omitting all names. I thought the situation provided an excellent example for learning. I was quite interested in the topic. It was clear that the presenter had great expertise, but some ineffective choices with PowerPoint diminished the […]

Continue Reading →
12
Jul

Accent Improvement for Understandability

It was George Bernard Shaw in Pygmalion, who first a argued that a standard English dialect should be taught to all Englishmen in order to unify the culture and end social prejudice based on tell-tale dialects. Today, in the emerging diversity of the U.S. work culture, employees for whom English is a second language often […]

Continue Reading →
20
Mar

Watch that Accessing!

People who are skilled in interpersonal communication pay a lot of attention to the specifics of eye communication. Classically, we value strong eye contact, especially in interviews and one-on-one meetings. Neurolinguistic Programming teaches that we each have a primary learning mode with eye movements that correspond. Here are the modes, movements and characteristics: VISUAL – […]

Continue Reading →
03
Apr

The Innate Power of Presentation Skills Training

Over the years of teaching Communication Skills I have relished the opportunity to go deeper. When a client’s needs evoke the finer points of self-exploration and personal growth to achieve stronger leadership, the work and the results are incredibly rewarding. Leading groups to find courage and refined levels of resiliency and skill for handling conflict […]

Continue Reading →
23
Nov

Packing a Verbal Business Card

Most great networkers go to great lengths to be certain they always have a business card at hand. I am known to pack cards in my wallet, suit-jacket pocket, shirt pocket, note folder, briefcase, glove compartment — you name it. I’m certain there’s always one within reach. Yet the thing that a lot of us […]

Continue Reading →
19
Mar

Interview 1997

What do you think the most important element of successful speaking or presenting is? The personal. Infusing your message with something that is uniquely you. This is what will add expression and color to your message and most directly interest your audience. It’s also the most difficult element for many people. In my workshops when […]

Continue Reading →
03
Sep

Interview – Training and Development Journal: September 1990

The best thing you can do for yourself as a trainer, teacher and presenter is to take the time to discover your passion about your subject or your job. What is it that gets you excited? What turns you on? You may consider that the subject you’re presenting is technical and dry. But if you […]

Continue Reading →