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
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
Journalist, writer and political commentator, Walter Lippmann, said, “When everyone thinks the same, nobody is thinking.” I have coached literally thousands of executives, leaders, mangers, entrepreneurs, sales people and Toastmasters on breathing life into their business presentations. I can break down the content of their presentations into two categories: … Continue reading
Oooh weee! I can’t wait to tell you about this lesson, it’s big and it’s important! In engineering there is a phase called “Design Freeze.” “Design freeze” means that no further changes to the design. It is a cut off point for the engineers, because if they continue to change … Continue reading
Dear Potential World-Class Speaker – How important a role do you foresee public speaking playing in your future? Suppose you could become the best speaker in your neck of the woods and earn a reputation with audiences as a guaranteed home-run hitter? Imagine giving spellbinding speeches that others talk about … Continue reading