Posts By: Scott Schwertly

Mastering the Art of Enthusiasm on Stage

how-to-become-enthusiastic-on-stage-BLOGBack in 2004, I took a journey. It was a 159-mile run from Mt. Rainier to the Pacific Ocean, and I did this trek with four other individuals.

It was long. It was brutal. But, it was definitely worth it.

Thinking back to that moment, there is one quality that …
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How to Develop Your Own Speaker Style


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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