Category Archives: Public speaking and presentation skills

2017 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List

In more ways than one it’s been a steamy summer in Washington, DC.  To escape the heat the Greene family will venture to some new North American destinations. Our first trip was to Martha’s Vineyard via Providence, RI, and Plymouth, … Continue reading

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2016 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List

  2016 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List There’s been a lot of heat in the United States of America recently, so the Greene family is on the road in Europe. Once again Paris will be our base for a month, … Continue reading

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How President Obama Uses Presentation Structure – 4 Clear Steps

Structure Your Presentations Like President Obama President Barack Obama, as America’s Commander in Chief and Leader of the Free World, gives a lot of speeches. According to my White House sources, President Obama has given more than 3,600 speeches since … Continue reading

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2015 Summertime Presentation Skills Reading List

2015 Summertime Presentation Skills Reading List By the temperature, the daylight hours, and the lack of politicians, I can tell that it’s summertime here in Washington, DC. I started my summer journeys with a trip to Denver. I was there … Continue reading

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Speaking of distractions – They might be louder than you

Presenting to distracted people means that you must work harder to gain and maintain their attention. Some of your energy will be wasted combating distractions and competing for your audience’s attention. “We have so many distractions today it is very … Continue reading

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How to give authentic presentations

Authentic Presentations – If your presentation style were a meal, would it be an authentic, unique offering or more like a chain restaurant experience? I hope that when you travel you take the time to seek out dining experiences that … Continue reading

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5 tips to maintain control of your next Q&A session

Maintain control of the questions session—and your message—by following this simple yet highly effective approach.    The Question & Answer segment of a presentation often makes most speakers sweat.  Of all possible presentation elements – opening, stories, demonstrations, closing – the … Continue reading

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2014 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List

  It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere. The daylight hours are longer. The temps are warmer. I’m a happier camper. I’m writing this post while in Bethany Beach, DE. The Greene family is here hanging out with friends for a … Continue reading

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Preparation – Magic Key #2 for presentation success

Preparation — A successful presentation involves preparation of your core message and its supporting elements.  Even if you know a subject well, your investment in preparation will pay off by having your core message remembered more easily. Just as a … Continue reading

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Audience – Magic Key #1 for Presentation Success

Audience – Woody Allen said that 80% of success is showing up.  In public speaking, I believe that 80% of presentation success is meeting your audience’s expectations.  Address their concerns when you present and they’ll give you high marks as … Continue reading

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