Category Archives: Public speaking and presentation skills

A New You – Six Options for Better Presentation Skills in 2014

Begin anew today – Most people view the start of a new year as the perfect time to jolt their lives with commitments to new endeavors.  Of course, new beginnings are possible every minute of any day.  It’s just that … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Comments Off on A New You – Six Options for Better Presentation Skills in 2014

Pecha Kucha: 5 Steps to excellence

Pecha Kucha.  Never heard of it?  It’s a simple presentation structure: 20 slides every 20 seconds (20 x 20).  The slides auto advance.  Once the first slide appears, the presentation does not end until the last slide leaves 6 minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Comments Off on Pecha Kucha: 5 Steps to excellence

Create Memorable Presentations: Be Impressive & Engaging

Deliver memorable presentations:  Do you want your information remembered long after you’ve left the room?  Then structure your presentations with two important features.  Be impressive and engaging.  Impress and engage your presentation audiences and your messages will be memorable.  Implement … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Summer 2013 Presentation Skills Reading List – Dive into three books that will improve your public speaking skills

Memorial Day has come and gone.  It’s officially summer.  It’s time for the 2013 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List.  DC’s had it’s full share of rain, so the Summer heat and humidity can not be far off.  The Greene family … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Got chops? Are your presentation skills really ready?

Recently Billy Joel, of “Piano Man” fame, held “An Evening of Questions and Answers and a Little Bit of Music” at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. During the Q&A portion, Michael Pollack, a student, asked Mr. Joel if he could … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Comments Off on Got chops? Are your presentation skills really ready?

Public Speaking Video 101: 3 Basic camera options for presentation skills training

Public speaking?  See for yourself. Take a giant leap forward towards becoming a better and more confident public speaker.  Use video to improve your public speaking skills by seeing what’s really going on with your presentation skills.  If you’ve never … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Evaluation cards – Use them to quickly improve your presentation skills

Want to quickly improve your presentation skills? Use an evaluation card after every public speaking opportunity.  Evaluation cards are a great way to get real and immediate feedback from your presentation audience. Evaluation cards let you know the true effectiveness … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | 3 Comments

PowerPoint road trip — Slide your presentation skills into overdrive

Presentation Skills: PowerPoint has never killed anyone, yet millions have suffered from “Death by PowerPoint.”  PowerPoint has a 95% share of the presentation software market.  It’s the de facto visual aid used in corporate presentations.  Every day over 30 million … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PowerPoint road trip — Slide your presentation skills into overdrive

4 tips on adding video to your PowerPoint presentations

When you’re giving a presentation, audience inattention is never far away.  It’s like gravity; it’s always there.  Fortunately, you can fight audience inattention.  Add video to your presentations and attention levels will soar.  Adding video to Powerpoint and Keynote presentations … Continue reading

Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Comments Off on 4 tips on adding video to your PowerPoint presentations

Houdini Pecha Kucha – Once more with the magic of a live audience

It’s Halloween week.  In Washington, DC and along the Eastern seaboard we’re all hunkering down and waiting for Sandy, Hurricane Sandy.  This could put a serious crimp in my daughter’s costume plans.  Getting dressed up is fine, but showing off … Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Posted in Public speaking and presentation skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Houdini Pecha Kucha – Once more with the magic of a live audience