K is for Killer and KISS slides

Let’s begin with those Killer slides. These days, there is just no excuse for poorly designed slides. Pick up a book like Resonate by Nancy Duarte, or Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. You will quickly see that less is more, that slides need to be visually appealing, and that you can use the rule of […]

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J is for Joy, Jobs and Jagger

J is for the pure Joy of presenting. How often we view presenting as a chore, something to be worried over, gotten though, and sometimes frightened by. The truth of it is, if we can get into the moment, presentations can be nearly effortless and even joyful.

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I is for Introducing Yourself

Have you ever stumbled a little over your introduction? I sure have!  I vividly remember once I was being introduced, and the person introducing me forgot my name. The nervousness must have been contagious, because when I started to speak, I practically forgot my own name as well. Not an auspicious beginning, right? Introductions are […]

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H is for Heart and Head, Humor and Honesty

As you know, we continue our alphabetical count-down of communication attributes and skills. Today we focus on some key words for the letter H. H is for… Heart. When we focus on just the facts, we are missing such a critical element; the heart. Great speakers speak from their hearts. They have an attitude of […]

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G is for Gracious

Here are some of the words starting with the letter G that we can use to describe a highly effective speaker. See which ones you resonate with, and then let me know if you can think of others. Gracious. I know it sounds obvious, but when we are speaking we often become terribly self-focused. Instead […]

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