January 19, 2018

So let me just say this right upfront, and with total transparency: Nothing you read below will be revolutionary, surprising, or even beyond the reach of common sense. But still, all of it is worth repeating. Working as a presentation and event support specialist, grap...

February 3, 2017

1. You are going unnoticed


Declining sales? Lack of interest? Lack of engagement? Whatever the case, these undesirable effects can slowly eat away at your overall strength in the market – whatever market that may be.

A refresh for your brand can be as subtle as switchin...

July 22, 2016

If you’ve had the opportunity to see a great motivational speaker in person, you were surely impressed. That’s the point, after all – to impress you; to motivate you and to inspire you. YOU CAN DO IT! The reality is, it’s a bit of a magic show, really. A good motivatio...

May 26, 2016

Like it or not, your presentation is a performance. You are on stage as a character, rather than yourself, and you are acting a part. To have the desired impact and connection, you need to treat your presentation as a one-character stage play. Your only support is your...

February 29, 2016

It is an accepted principle of marketing psychology that less is more. The more you say; the less people hear. The more choices you give your customers; the more likely they are to walk away without making one. It may seem to go against logic, but this is something you...

February 22, 2016

 

1. Shake up the opening
Forget the obligatory opening joke. It's been done to death. Everyone is expecting it, and they may not be in the mood for it. Instead, use your opening moments to emotionally connect with your audience. Tell a short, personal story (doesn't ha...

January 26, 2016

 

So you've been asked to deliver a keynote speech at a big conference; or, you're going to present at your company's AGM; or, you're about to deliver a 'State of the Union' address to your team. No matter the size or setting, presenting makes people nervous. I've had s...

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