Want to be a more effective presenter? Present more often. There’s no secret to becoming a more effective presenter. As with any business skill, the more time and effort you dedicate to improving your skill, the better you’ll become. Simple, not easy. The secret is in how you choose to improve. There is no magic […]
Preparation and Discovery
You stand confidently in front of the room in a position of power. You’ve practiced the pitch. It’s simple, clear, and brief. Your slides are beautiful. You feel like a presentation rock star. You’re ready. People are starting to walk into the room. Suddenly, you look down and notice – you’ve forgotten your pants!
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Does it matter? We could debate the answer for ages and that may be fun, but what do we get out of it? What if we ask a different question? Like…are you hungry? Instead of debating, step up to the buffet and satisfy your hunger! The buffet […]
You’ve been asked to deliver a presentation. It may be to your team, a local lunch and learn, or if you’re lucky you’ve been invited to deliver a pitch that could win you that big contract. Hurray for you! You’ve known about this presentation for weeks. But you kept putting off sitting down and beginning […]
After learning from a 2010 survey that as much as 43% of conversations were deemed pointless, I began to dig deeper into my interactions with clients, coworkers, workshop participants, and frankly anyone that would pay attention long enough in a conversation for me to discover more. What I discovered was a collection of obstacles to […]