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?
On Saturday, August 20, 2016, my coaching client, Darren Tay, won the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. http://www.businessinsider.com/toastmasters-public-speaking-champion-darren-tay-2016-8/#-1 For the unfamiliar, it is a yearlong contest with over 30,000 contestants. Darren was the last one standing. Think of it as “America’s Got Talent” for public speaking. Not bad. … Continue reading
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
Two speakers I admire for their pithiness are Patricia Fripp and Craig Valentine. In fact, Craig has named pithiness – A Foundational Phrase. A foundational phrase is 10 words or less that encapsulates your topic. For example, “Don’t get ready! Stay Ready!” Valentine and Fripp come up with these short, … 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
Early in my career I worked for a major computer company. Before we were unleashed on the world, we had to go through the typical technical and sales presentation training. Regardless, if you were prepared or not, you had to give your presentation to the instructor and your peers at … Continue reading
“We all have mentors. They recognize the talent we don’t see under our own noses.” Jason Hewlett – Entertainer According to Wikipedia, there are three types of satellites: Natural Satellites – also called moons Artificial Satellites – objects intentionally launched into orbit, such as communications and weather satellite Another Type … Continue reading
Review Yourself In football, the team, and specifically the quarterback, watches film/video of their previous performance. The purpose is to see: What they did right. What they did wrong. How they can improve next time. It’s called a debrief. In addition to sports, corporations, the military and the fields of … Continue reading