Here is Number Three of my “Seven in Eleven”–seven of my favorite “ah-hah” moments when my participants “get” some insight or gem of wisdom. #1 was “I can do without PowerPoint,” and #2 was “I never knew about the black slide!” Ah-hah #3: “Energy, energy, energy.” A basic truism of […]
No matter how important the content of your presentation is, it’s meaningless if your delivery is not engaging and compelling. Research has confirmed that 93 percent of your communication impact comes from how you look and sound, which is what your delivery is all about. I have captured the seven […]
You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying, “Never let ’em see you sweat.” Why? When you appear uncomfortable under fire, people generally assume it’s because you lack competence or honesty. If your reaction when someone puts you on the hot seat is to get defensive or combative, it’s not gonna win you […]
The truth is, the most important and interesting subject matter in the world will be worthless if the delivery is dead.
Think about some of the presentations you’ve seen that were, shall we say, less than ideal. I’m going to guess the problems fell into one of three areas: Dull delivery; Wordy wanderlust; and PowerPoint poisoning. At first blush, it’s probably not clear what these areas have in common, other than […]