Pause Before You Answer Each Question

While there is value in taking the occasional pause when you’re speaking, I’m addressing here the power of the pause as part of the Q&A session. The Q&A session is a deceptively important part of your presentation. The audience instinctively believes that they’re going to find out what you really […]

Five Secrets to Appearing Unflappable Under Pressure

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 […]