Every presenter needs to understand and embrace the value of two important traits: narrow focus and solo action.
A narrow focus executed alone builds character, and it begins to shape who you are and who you will become. I recently read a story about a butterfly in the book … Read More..
Did you know that your psychological state has an equal or greater impact on your heart rate as physical exertion, according to a study by Research Gate? I’ll explain.
I was getting dinner earlier this winter on a cold and rainy night while visiting Philadelphia. I was unfamiliar with … Read More..
The average attention span of today’s audience member is short — 7 minutes to be exact. You either win their hearts in the first few minutes or are forgotten forever.
Don’t believe me?
- Attention spans have shrunk by 50% in the last decade
- 9.5% of all children (your … Read More..
If you are like me, you are always looking for the latest and greatest ways to do things faster, better, and cheaper. Personally, I get a thrill as I hunt for the best piece of hardware, software, or acclaimed process that will “change my life.”
In the world of presentations, … Read More..
When I started my company back in 2006, I lived in coffee shops and got a lot of stuff done. I was also able to create great presentations.
These days, though, I have little to no creative output. What changed?
Coffee shops are loud. They are busy. And there is … Read More..
While we’re all familiar with the five senses, most of us probably don’t know that more than 50% of our brain’s resources are dedicated to the activity of seeing the world around us. In other words, our sense of vision/sight often dominates our other senses, which is both a good … Read More..
I’m leaving this morning to fly out to give a presentation training session to one of America’s largest brands. I’m excited, but nervous because I have limited information about my audience tomorrow. I know the department they represent. I know their names. I even know their titles. However, I don’t … Read More..
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..