Last week, I was approached by a Fortune 25 company to train 15 interns for their final presentation before a business unit Vice President and his leadership team. High-Stakes Presentation This presentation is high-stakes for both the company and the interns. The Company Concerns: Did we choose the right interns … Continue reading
In Part 1 & part 2 of this post, we revealed thirteen (13) common business presentation mistakes that could sidetrack your business presentations. If you haven’t read this series from the beginning, I highly recommend you stop here, and go back to Part 1 HERE. Below are the final seven: … Continue reading
Interview by Kate McClare, ACS, ALB Photos by John Schneyer, DTM Professional speaker, coach and leadership consultant Ed Tate won the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2000 — his first attempt. His clients include Darren Tay, the 2016 World Champion. Tate shared advice (and lots of great stories) in … Continue reading
In Part One of this post, (found here), we revealed six common business presentation mistakes that could sidetrack your business presentations: Presenting Abstract Ideas (without specific examples). Simply put, your ideas live in the clouds and never visit earth. For your audience to relate to abstract concepts, match with specific, … Continue reading
Over the past fifteen years, I’ve coached thousands of executives, leaders and corporate employees on how to make their business presentations memorable. Over the years, I’ve regularly run across the same presentation mistakes. Are you making these mistakes in your business presentations?
Do your business presentations carry Crutch-Cargo? Worse! Do you have a case of Crutch-Cargo and don’t know it? But your colleagues, customers, and prospects know you have a bad case of Crutch-Cargo! How is this damaging your career? Business? Reputation? What is Crutch-Cargo? Crutch-Cargo can be unnecessary words, phrases, or … Continue reading
Today is National Selfie Day! Who knew? I’m sure Kim Kardashian has plans. I want to share with you a 2-Step-Selfie-Strategy that will make you a better presenter. Ready? Here it is!
“The best way to shake off ‘ring rust’ is to go to the gym.” – Jon Jones: Professional fighter and UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion
What if you had a method to make your message memorable, or sticky, every single time? What if you could hook your audience on your content whenever you wanted. Would you be interested? Earlier this month, I got a chance to spend some time with one of my training mentors … Continue reading
One of the most nerve-wracking things a speaker or businessperson gets to do is speak to a tough crowd when they already know that their message has been rejected. On top of the typical nerves that come along with giving just about any speech, you are also worried about rejection … Continue reading