Tag Archives: Audience

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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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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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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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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Presentation Skills: Three Magic Keys to Your Next Successful Presentation

Presentation Skills: Reading this means that you have some interest in improving your presentation skills and becoming a better presenter.  You want your audiences to listen, learn and act.  You want to be a more confident speaker.  Great.  You’re in … Continue reading

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Presentation Skills: Public speaking lessons from the world of magic.

Presentation Skills: It’s not an illusion.  Magicians are the best embodiment of the transformative public speaker. Magicians hold audiences spellbound, using little more than words and a few simple props. Magicians deliver memorable experiences that can’t be readily duplicated.  Magicians … Continue reading

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Audience – Magic Key #1

Audience — Woody Allen said that 80% of success is showing up.  With presentations, I believe that 80% of success is meeting your audience’s expectations.  Address their concerns in your presentation and they’ll give you high marks. Most presenters start … Continue reading

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