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Out of Time in a Business or Sales Presentation? Do's & Don'ts

Dianna Booher | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

It happens to the best of keynoters, business presenters, and sales professionals. No matter their experience or how often they've rehearsed, the unex...

5 Public Speaking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Meetings and presentations are one of the main requirements of being an entrepreneur. It just comes with the job. You will need to stand in front of f...

10 Quick Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Li | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

As entrepreneurs, we need to give presentations regularly. We give sales presentations to potential clients. We deliver pitches to prospects.

Was a Famous Executive the Victim of Bad Media Training?

Bob Berkowitz | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Bob Berkowitz

Not that long ago, I was watching a CEO of a major retail chain being interviewed by Jim Cramer on CNBC. Every time the guest answered a question, he ...

5 Actionable Tips for Public Speakers

Adam Davis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

The first time I walked on the platform to deliver a public speech, my stomach was rumbling and I was a little nervous, to say the least. At the time, It had been nearly a decade since I stood in front of a crowd as large as this one, but this time, it was for a good cause.

7 Secrets to Speaking With Confidence

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Is there a shortcut to becoming a confident speaker? Oh yes!

TEDx Speaker Combats INFObesity in New Book "Got Your Attention?"

Joe Kutchera | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Joe Kutchera

Over the years, I kept finding myself recommending POP! to friends and colleagues in marketing. While I have given away (or forgotten about) many other business and marketing books that I read, I have held onto my copy of POP! So, when Sam's new book came out, I was excited to read it...and review it.

Political Debates, Network News, and Communicating With Skeptics

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Unsupported generalizations tend either to push people to the opposite extreme or drag them along screaming. Consider generalizations the careless person's habit of writing their "facts" rather than researching them.

Build a Team of Workplace Teachers

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

"[Y]ou must know what you want to achieve, be certain of your aims, and have these goals constantly in mind... You must educate your (people) ... And ...

Speaker Introductions: Rousing, Rough, or Ruinous?

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Sooner or later, you'll be called on to introduce someone -- at an industry meeting, a client event, or a community gathering. And you don't want to be that person who confuses the crowd, disappoints the speaker, and embarrasses yourself.

Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.

BlackBerry's Bizarre Product Launch Exposed a Crippling Weakness

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

BlackBerry's awkward unveiling of the company's new Android smartphone exposed a long-held belief that continues to restrict the company's performance.

Tell Yourself This Little White Lie to Become a More Confident Presenter

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Aristotle once wrote: "The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold." When it comes to presenting to an audience, he's right ...

Don't Be Someone Else's Raw Meat

Liz Wainger | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

Many clients have told me that, at every board or management committee meeting, they feel as though they are facing a pack of lions waiting to pounce on every word. If you feel like you are being eaten alive, here are a few tips.

7 Steps Towards a Successful Presentation

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

We have all attended great presentations that left us wanting more. And then there were the ones that gave us the itch to get up or log out.

The Cure for the Common Presentation

Janet Odgis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Janet Odgis

Presentations are the best moment to impress that important client, and anyone giving one needs to look and sound their absolute best. Never miss this perfect opportunity to tell your story and convey your brand.

Creating 21st Century Presentations With a 20th Century Brain

Alex Simon | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Alex Simon

Technology seems to be advancing faster than the speed of light. Our state-of-the-art smart phone, computer and Blu-ray player has become the new car of the 21st century: the minute we drive it off the lot, it's obsolete and virtually worthless. The same can be said for the art of communication, which has been almost completely taken over by technology in the past 20 years.

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for a TED Talk

Simon Tam | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Simon Tam

As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I've learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. Of course, these are just general ideas that work for public speaking as well.

No Fear Presentations: A Guide to Public Speaking

Austin Schneider | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I will defy most on one topic...public speaking. I love it. It is an interesting thrill to be able to present to a group of people, and a sign of great respect for you. It means people are there to hear what you have to say, and that they want to learn from you.

How to Handle the Tough Questions During a Presentation

Quora | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

You're asking for a "crafty way to dodge a question," but that really is one of the stupidest things a person can do. Audiences can see right through it and will lose confidence in your qualification to be speaking to them and they will lose respect for you. DON'T DO IT.

The Year's Most Tasteless Attempt at Humor

Jerry Weissman | Posted 03.09.2015 | DC
Jerry Weissman

The hot topic of Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations has drawn acres of commentary, among them a piece in last week's Huffington Post by Robert...

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.

How to Convince the Boss Your Idea Is Incredible!

Scott MacFarland | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Before you begin, your presentation, remember; go slow and leave room for your boss to ask questions. Sometimes silence and pausing can be very effective. That means thinking is happening.

Bill O'Reilly and the Unforgivable Curses

Peter Paskale | Posted 04.27.2015 | Media
Peter Paskale

Rhetoric is magic. But just like magic, it has its dark side. Just as J. K. Rowling gave her magical world the three 'Unforgivable Curses' -- Imperio, and Crucio, and Avada Kedavra, so rhetoric has it's own. It has Skotison, and Pysma, and Procatalepsis -- word structures designed to befuddle or destroy.

Facts Amore: Tips From Italy Tour For Presenting Science

David Saddington | Posted 04.18.2015 | Science
David Saddington

In the long-term academics need to start making concessions and communicate science with clarity, especially for topics which have profound impacts upon society such as climate change.