Never End Your Presentation This Way

Never End Your Presentation This Way

You are just about finished with your presentation. It’s gone very well. You have engagement. Nobody is fiddling with their phone or drawing pictures on the back of the handout. It feels like you’ve got buy-in. Heads are nodding agreement. You can feel the...
Make Promises That Hurt

Make Promises That Hurt

People make promises in business all the time. They make promises to close sales. They make promises to get jobs. Managers make promises to boost performance. Most of the time promises are meaningless. Most of the time, promises are dismissed as mere sugary words. Why...

Nobody Are Perfect

Great Presentation is NOT About Being Perfect Think about the best presentations, classes or speeches that you’ve ever seen (heard). We the speakers perfect? Yes! After all, they were the best you’ve ever heard and you remember them. Wait. Perfect? No....

No Dancing Baloney

Presentation Advice There Is No Place for Dancing Baloney in a Great Presentation I hate dancing baloney and so does your audience. What, you ask, is dancing baloney? Text that flips in, rotates out, spirals around and bounces off the screen Clip art of bunnies waving...

Do Gimmicks Work?

Lady Gaga stunned the 2015 Oscars crowd by doing something very odd for her. What she did was odd, very odd, for singers today. It worked. No wardrobe malfunction. No big political statement. No rant. No twerking. She didn’t lick the microphone or wear a ham...
2 Negotiation Tips

2 Negotiation Tips

2 Very Important Negotiation Tips When teaching presentation I always include a unit on Game Theory. At first, students have a hard time seeing how important some of the concepts are to achieving their desired outcome in a negotiated transaction. Once we explore the...