• Presenting the Story of Your Data with Microsoft MVP, Nolan Haims

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    Data doesn't have to be either hard to understand or boring! Learn how to design charts that are both clear and beautiful in our next webinar with Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, Nolan Haims. Join us on November 12th at 11 am PT/ 2pm ET, and watch as Nolan shows us how to visually present & tell your dat ...

    Presenting the Story of Your Data with Microsoft MVP, Nolan Haims
  • 2 Ways to Improve Collaboration on Presentations

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    Many presentations are collaborative efforts and you may have discovered that putting your comments in an email and attaching the latest version of a PowerPoint file gets confusing fast. Here are some problems with that method: There are multiple versions of the file all over the place It’s hard t ...

    2 Ways to Improve Collaboration on Presentations
  • Best Practices for Incorporating Multimedia in Webinars with Ken Molay

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    Watch Ken’s Molay webinar and you will learn how multimedia content such as live video, pre-recorded content, audio clips, quizzes or interactive exercises can improve attention and engagement from your webinar attendees, but only if you use it carefully and correctly. You will learn how he does ...

    Best Practices for Incorporating Multimedia in Webinars with Ken Molay
  • The 5-Point Formula for Powerful Presentations with Author, Simon Morton

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    WEBINAR RECORDING: Watch as critically-acclaimed author Simon Morton, engages the audience with "The 5-Point Formula for Powerful Presentations," based on his book, "The Presentation Lab: Learn the Formula behind Powerful Presentations.” This webinar will challenge everything you thought you knew ...

    The 5-Point Formula for Powerful Presentations with Author, Simon Morton
  • How to Deal with Stress: 15 Tips for Presenters

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    In a recent blog post I discussed a study that showed that we leak our stress levels to other people. As I pointed out, if stress is contagious and we leak our emotions, then speakers need to concern themselves with their emotional states before and during their speeches. A stressed-out speaker will ...

    How to Deal with Stress: 15 Tips for Presenters
  • ‘There’s No Soul in Perfection’

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    I’ll admit it. I watch American Idol. I suppose I have a little bit of something in my heart for those kids. I used to be a young performer. I dreamt of stardom too. Now that I’m older and have worked that dream out of my system, I’m far more interested in the coaching the […]

    ‘There’s No Soul in Perfection’

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  • Data doesn't have to be either hard to understand or boring! Learn how to design charts that are both clear and beautiful in our next webinar with Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, Nolan Haims. Join us on November 12th at 11 am PT/ 2pm ET, and watch as Nolan shows us how to visually present & tell your data story so your audience understands the information and experiences the power of strong visuals.

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PowerPoint Paradigm Shift: The Power of Going Dark

Do you ever get into the rut of doing what you’ve always done because it’s comfortable – or because it’s the way it’s always been done? I’m talking about presentations – specifically the ones where you use PowerPoint. We ... Read more

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A Listener’s Bill of Rights: Stop the Tyranny of Bad Speakers

To stop government tyranny, the nation’s founders produced a Bill of Rights.  But how do we stop the tyranny of lousy speakers? I propose a Listeners’ Bill of Rights. The right to a point of view.  Statements like this ... Read more

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More Tips for Waging the Battle With Stage Fright

Working with clients on stage fright I use a number of approaches, some of which involve embracing the adrenaline, and some of which involve minimizing it. My personal favorite is to embrace the symptoms that adrenaline ... Read more

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4 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Soul-Crushing Facilitator

Recently I was reminded yet again of how poorly people understand the art of facilitating group discussions. Here's the backstory: I participated in a meeting made up of leaders of various professional organizations in ... Read more

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2 Ways to Improve Collaboration on Presentations

Many presentations are collaborative efforts and you may have discovered that putting your comments in an email and attaching the latest version of a PowerPoint file gets confusing fast. Here are some problems with that ... Read more

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Leaders: Use Story to Create the Future

Lou Gerstner, the IBM CEO who led Big Blue out of the wilderness, said, “I tell Wall Street stories about IBM’s future because facts about the future do not exist.” What sets competitors apart today are not the scientific ... Read more

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Presenters, Take Heart: Steve Jobs was no LeBron James

Watching LeBron James play basketball is amazing. His rare combination of height, strength and athleticism has allowed him to dominate the league as no one has since the heyday of Michael Jordan. It’s inspiring to know that ... Read more