This 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 … Read More..
As we kick-off the New Year, I wanted to share something I do at the end of every December. I recently wrapped up the process of creating two “stop doing” lists — personally and professionally. I’ll be hones, it was a very eye-opening and humbling experience. Within just a few … Read More..
Look 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 … Read More..
While 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 … Read More..
This 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. … Read More..
With the rise of smartphones, we have just about everything at our fingertips at anytime. Of course that includes presentations. If you haven’t checked out the SlideShare mobile app yet, take a look — you can view presentations in full screen on your mobile device, and save your favorites to … Read More..
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 … Read More..
A successful presentation is an orchestra of great content, strong delivery and pitch-perfect design. When one element is out of tune, it can ruin the entire performance. In order to ensure your upcoming presentation is a success, be sure to avoid these common mistakes:
1. Unnatural Stock Photography
Images where … Read More..