• 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 were reminded of this when a client recently shared that he led a ...

    PowerPoint Paradigm Shift: The Power of Going Dark
  • 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 produces and tell yourself that it means that you’re about to do something exci ...

    More Tips for Waging the Battle With Stage Fright
  • 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 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


    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


    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
  • ‘There’s No Soul in Perfection’


    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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How to Customize Colors in Slide Masters

I see lots of messy presentations when I work with my clients. One of the areas that often is a disaster is the slide master. Some of the problems I see are: Multiple slide masters caused by copying and pasting slides ... Read more


9 Ways Salespeople Leave Money on the Table with Virtual Presentations

That quota you’re carrying…does it ever get lighter? I didn’t think so. Read on. Whether you love or hate web and video conferencing, you’re leaving money on the table if it’s not in the go-to-market arsenal of your ... Read more


PowerPoint’s Upgrade for the iPad: Pros and Cons

Last month Microsoft announced that it was offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads. This is big news, because until recently people were only able to view, not edit, Office docs on their ... Read more


Perfectionism and Public Speaking

Is it good to be a perfectionist? Perfectionists would say yes, of course; it leads to better results in work and life. The psychologists say it leads to misery, and a higher risk of suicide. A specialist in the field, ... Read more


4 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a massive program with lots of capabilities built in, and there will always be things that not everyone knows about. Here are four awesome PowerPoint tricks we’ve found that 99% of people don’t know they can do ... Read more


3 Tips for Handling Hostile Questions During Presentations

Chances are that you’ve seen the following happen more than once: A colleague builds a beautiful case to support his recommendation. Then comes the relentless questioner who pummels him with questions that seem to have ... Read more


Thinking of Doing a Google Hangout? Read This First

This is not going to be a technology article, so if that's what you were hoping for... sorry. Nope, just good old fashioned presentation advice, but the kind you need when you're going to be on camera. I recently watched a ... Read more