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
What can the moviemaker, Pixar, teach you to make your next story a box office hit? Pixar Animation Studios has created some of the most magical, memorable, and mesmerizing movies of all time. For example, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and Up! all have worldwide gross revenues in excess of $725 … Continue reading
How can Benjamin Franklin and Lil Wayne teach you how to find your voice and be an outstanding presenter? There are no cover bands in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Comparably, there are no “cover speakers” in the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. A “cover speaker” is a … Continue reading
This week, I am honored to present an interview with nationally acclaimed leadership and communication expert, Christie Ward, Leadership Facilitator and Principal of the Impact Institute™. Since founding The Impact Institute in 1999, Christie has focused on communication, leadership and team-building topics that result in more productive teams and effective … Continue reading