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PSM001: The 5 Minute Talk

PSM-Presentation Secrets of the Masters Episode #1 The 5 Minute Talk (link to mp3) The topic this week is How to prepare for a 5 minute talk. Time and again we are asked to present during meetings and at events with the constraints of an elevator speech. What is the status of your project? What were the results of your research? Why should we hire  you? How much can you really get across in 5 minutes? That’s what we will talk about. How to set...

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Faking it won’t make it

Stop trying to be someone you’re not. If you’re a gregarious and over the top speaker – then be that. If you’re reserved and serious – be that. Not everyone can present like Simon Sinek! But no one – and I mean no one – can be a better you. I’m not trying to be warm and fuzzy here. I’m trying to beat a little sense into you [insert Gibbs slap here]. When we work together to improve your presentation style, our...

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Shut Up and Listen

Want to be a better communicator? Shut up and listen first. I’ll bet you step all over other people’s words when having a conversation. Am I right? Do you know how I know? Because I do it too. You may be doing it because you are passionate about the topic. Or maybe you have no patience. Or maybe you are just rude. Regardless, if you want to be a better communicator you need to listen first, then talk. I don’t care...

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