Posts By: Scott Schwertly

How to Develop Your Own Speaker Style

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In the early days of the Schwertly household, I loved watching David Letterman. My wife, on the other hand, always preferred Leno. We both wanted to laugh, but we preferred different channels (no pun intended) to accomplish that goal. Both gentlemen were equally talented, equally funny, but attracted uniquely different …
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My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts

some-of-my-favorite-powerpoint-shortcuts-blogThis week I was reminded how much I hate traffic. When I found myself rushing to a meeting yesterday morning downtown, you can guess how I felt seeing bumper to bumper gridlock. Luckily, I know a few shortcuts.

Shortcuts. They are one of my life’s most beautiful things. Whether it …
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Why You Need to be Boring

why-the-best-presenters-are-boring-people-blogLook around you. Most of today’s top presenters and entertainers are boring people with predictable schedules and habits:

-George Carlin was obsessed about not repeating the same joke

-Jerry Seinfeld practiced his first Tonight Show bit 200 times

-Nelson Mandela loved his 5 a.m. walks

-Tony Robbins engages in a …
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Why Your Presentation Shouldn’t Be About You

Primary-reason-to-give-a-presentation-Cover-blogWhile leading a presentation training session recently, an interesting theme emerged and re-emerged throughout the day — it’s one that plagues all different types of presenters.

There were lots of great questions, and all of them stemmed from the same place. A few excerpts from the day:

How should I
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5 Things to be Thankful for as a Presenter

5-things-i-am-thankful-forThis past Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving in the U.S where we spent time with family and friends and shared stories of gratitude. This holiday has always served as a wonderful reminder to stop and appreciate all the beautiful things around us, and it continues to be one of my favorites. …
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10 Pro Tricks to Ease Your Presenting Nerves

Your business, sanity, and peace of mind may be riding on the success of your next presentation. From avoiding a nervous stomach to properly practicing, these industry tricks can help you succeed before your big day.

1. Power Stance – Take a cue from social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s famous TED …
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