As I write this post, I’m looking up at my walls in amazement. I have a collection of several different pieces, all done by amazing artists, illustrators, and painters. I think to myself, “Dang. I wish I was creative like that.” The thing is, though, that it’s entirely possible: We … Read More..
Posts By: Scott Schwertly
This past weekend, I had the privilege of giving a presentation on — what else? — presentations to a group of MBA students at a local university. While giving this session, the topic that sparked the most interest on their end was the subject of flexibility.
They were immensely … Read More..
Over the holiday break, my wife and I took Southwest Airlines to visit family in San Diego – the choice of airline was one of love/hate. Their low fares are great, but we are seated like cattle. However, love them or hate them, one element of their service I never … Read More..
Around this same time last year, I shared my 5 Presentation Predictions for 2014. Looking back on those predictions, it’s amazing to see how those practices are now almost a commonality or daily practice within the presentation space. With 2015 fast approaching, I’m going to use my futuristic lens … Read More..
Our bad habits are all around us:
-Fast food bags in our cars. Check.
-Refusal to floss. Check.
-Letting anger get the best of us. Check.
These types of bad habits also carry over into the realm of … Read More..
A few years ago, I read a great book by Walter Anderson called The Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment. For starters, it’s a great book on self-improvement, but it also offers some great tips and tricks on the topic of storytelling. One major takeaway is Anderson’s focus on … Read More..
As someone who runs a presentation company and speaks publicly for a living, I often get asked about my arsenal of presentation tools. I thought I’d give an inside look into what I use on a consistent basis. Here’s my checklist for a successful presentation:
I’m a huge advocate … Read More..
Newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane was quoted in 1911 for using the famous adage:
“Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.”
Why? Because visuals can easily make the complex look simple.