If you have watched a presentation, you have heard these things. But just because you’ve heard them, doesn’t mean you should say them! If you want to be more effective in giving your presentations, avoid these words.
First, a couple of caveats . . . When I say PowerPoint, I’m speaking generally – think Keynote and Prezi and whatever other similar tool you might use. I’m qualified to talk about this because I have been teaching and coaching presentation skills and trainers for over 25 years – before PowerPoint was even released […]
Before you dive into the details of your next presentation, start preparing your PowerPoint and stressing about how it will go . . . Stop. And ask yourself a more important question. A question that far-too-few people ask. How will I earn their attention? Because if they aren’t paying attention, your message will be lost. […]
If you have ever been to a presentation skills workshop, you likely practiced with video. Whether you liked being video recorded or not, video can be a powerful tool for learning and improvement, if you use it correctly. Here, I want to give you some ideas for using that video for the maximum learning value. […]
You want to motivate, influence and inspire your team members to get their work done, meet job expectations, and hopefully for more beyond that. And yet, you feel hamstrung. After all, you don’t have the ability to give raises when they are deserved, and without the ability to use money as a motivator, there is […]