As you start to walk on stage, your focus turns inward. Suddenly, even after all your preparation, the presentation becomes … Read More..
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“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” -Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
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Pretty seriously, it turns out. The proof is in the numbers. Content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without (images used in … Read More..
Earlier this year, I wrote a post on LinkedIn about one of my favorite writing mentors, William Zinsser. My intention was to pull together some of the lessons I had learned from his classic bestselling book, “On Writing Well”, which I read a decade ago.
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You’re a smart, experienced professional with a depth of expertise and a range of experience that is exhaustive and the envy of those around you. So when you’re asked to speak at a conference or to share your knowledge with a group of colleagues or clients, you … Read More..
By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it’s not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What’s the best way to deliver the story once you’ve chosen … Read More..
TEDx speakers are increasingly claiming some of the top spots on the list of the most popular TED talks of all time. A couple examples:
You’ve probably heard this advice before: Don’t use bullet points in your presentations. But do you know why presentation design experts are so adamantly opposed to the bullet point format?
Here’s the simple, but perhaps surprising, explanation to why bullet points are bad for presentations: Bullet points make information more … Read More..