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.
Last Saturday, I attended the Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry. This is an annual event that brings together over 1500 people who are friends of Agriculture and many, alumni of Purdue University’s College of Agriculture. As former President of the organization, I look forward to this event each year. At this year’s event, I thought […]
I often do the following exercise with groups (you can try it after you read it, but I’m not sure it will translate perfectly in writing). “Close your eyes and clear your mind. I’m going to say a word. I want you to think about the word briefly then open your eyes. The word is […]
Have you ever found yourself in a situation like these? You are sitting in the meeting, when your boss’ boss asks you – “what do you think?” Or you are asked to stand and share your thoughts on a topic you haven’t considered before or weren’t prepared to discuss. If you have, you’d likely agree […]
Today’s quotation is in part about presentations, which I give many of and have the chance to give feedback and coaching on many others. Whether you give presentations or not, or whether you take Mr. Webster’s words literally or not, the point he makes is important and worth applying far beyond presentations. “I would as soon appear […]