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August 19, 2014

Forbes reported on July 22, 2014 that the average PowerPoint slide has 40 words. Truly great presentations won't have 40 words in the first ten slides. When it comes to slides, less is more. Take notice of billboard advertising design: one picture, one phrase. Think of...

July 8, 2014

You could start your presentation with...

"Hi, my name is John and I am the CEO of Health Unlimited and I am excited to be here today." 

But that does not grab your audience's attention. 

Instead, start with a startling statistic, fact, story, example, anecdote or audienc...

April 3, 2014

I have a cold...

I wasn't prepared...

I'm not having the greatest day so...

 

When you preface your speech with a disclaimer, you are telling your audience that you are nervous and unprepared.  Once you tell them you may stumble, cough, or forget something, that is all the...

January 9, 2014

Follow these tips to make sure your toast is memorable, in a good way.  

December 3, 2013

How to Keep Calm: 
1. Practice practice practice.

2. Practice like its the real thing (out loud, standing, with Power Point etc.)
3. Check out your venue prior to the event.
4. View the audience like your friends! They want to see you succeed. 

November 23, 2013

Dale Carnegie's first human relations principle is "Don't criticize, condem or complain."  I challenge you to get through the day with this in mind.

November 17, 2013

In conversation, are you a question asker, or a Chatty Cathy?  Make sure you are spending time getting to know the other person and not just talking about yourself.  You'll make more friends by building better relationships.  People do business with friends.

October 13, 2013

Just last week I was explaining to an audience the importance of warming up before delivering a speech.  I explained this idea with a shocking fact: "Professional cyclists warm up for 50-60 minutes before time trials."  This fact helped support my point that warm up ti...

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Don't Criticize, Condemn, or Complain.

November 23, 2013

Dale Carnegie's first human relations principle is "Don't criticize, condem or complain."  I challenge you to get through the day with this in mind.

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