Posts By: Scott Schwertly

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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5 Presentation Mistakes Not to Make

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 …
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Why Your Presentation Needs a Theme

I’ll venture to say about 80% of presentations can benefit from a theme. What exactly is a theme in relation to presentations? It’s a one-word brand that captures the essence of your message.

For example, in today’s business culture, most presenters will opt for boring and unmemorable titles like, “How …
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