Category Archives: Public speaking and presentation skills

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

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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

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4 Presentation skills that will make your day if you’re not Clint Eastwood.

Imagine being personally invited by Governor Mitt Romney to speak at a national conference.  Envision being introduced as the special mystery guest of the evening.  See yourself speaking to an audience of 10,000 people in the room while millions of … Continue reading

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Presentation Skills: 5 tips to improve your Q&A

Presentation Skills: The Q&A of a presentation often stokes fear in seasoned public speakers.  Of all possible presentation elements – opening, stories, demonstrations, closing – the Q&A has the tendency to make even well versed speakers lose control and fall … Continue reading

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Presentation Structure: Chris Matthews plays hardball in six steps

Chris Matthews is at the top of that game of movers and shakers in Washington, DC.  Matthews is the well-known host of “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” host of “The Chris Matthews Show,” journalist, and political commentator. Matthews is a feisty … Continue reading

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Summertime and the reading is easy – Three books to improve your presentation skills by Labor Day

Wow!  How did it get to be summer so soon.  It seems like just last week we packed away our heavy sweaters.  This year the Greene family will be heading off to the beaches of Bethany and Rehobeth in Delaware … Continue reading

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