Posts By: Scott Schwertly

How to Present to Millennials

If you find yourself giving a presentation anytime soon, there is a large probability that a significant part of your audience will be comprised of millennials. These are individuals who were born between 1980-2000, and this group recently surpassed Boomers as the largest and likely most-influential generation in America.

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Why Enthusiasm Matters so Much

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

When teachers are passionate about what they’re teaching, it’s infectious. When the barista tells us to “have a good day” with a genuine smile, we can’t help but smile back. And when a presenter is enthusiastic, the energy fills …
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How to Get More Social With Your Next Presentation

Let’s face it. Social media isn’t going away anytime soon. Having a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Pinterest and Tumblr account aren’t recommended these days — they’re required. We live in a world that demands and desires transparency, sharing and collaboration. We must all be social. This same rule now …
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How to Combat Presentation Anxiety

Last week, we discussed the difference between fear and anxiety. Our conclusion was that most presenters actually possess more anxiety than fear when it comes to presentations and public speaking. Given that reality, I want to unpack ways in which you can combat anxiety in your next speech.

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Presentation Lessons from Hollywood

I can’t get enough of movies. My ideal Friday nights consist of flopping down on the couch and watching a movie at home. There’s just something about the combination of visuals and audio that resonates with me. More importantly, it’s the strong storytelling that pulls me in over and over …
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How to Create a Killer Cover Page

slide-1-728The cover page of your SlideShare is your first impression. All of your hard work, blood, sweat, and tears is dictated by one tiny thumbnail – at least online and at first. If it doesn’t stand out, no one is going to bother clicking on your deck. So make that …
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How to Present and Sell Yourself Online

who-are-youI’m constantly amazed by how many people just don’t know how to communicate their own story digitally. They may be okay in a job interview, at a cocktail party, or a run-in in the elevator, but when it comes to personal storytelling online, they become a deer in headlights.

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5 Typography Tips for Every Presenter

download (2)Today, everyone is a typographer. If you have access to a keyboard and a basic software program, you have control over typography. For instance, if you construct email, write for a blog or build presentations, you have a type of control (pun intended) over your words and letters that your …
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