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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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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 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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Practice – Magic Key #3

Practice – It’s still the way that you get to Carnegie Hall, and it’s the only way to improve your public speaking and presentation skills.  If you want to overcome your fear of speaking, practice. If you want to be … Continue reading

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Preparation – Magic Key #2

Preparation — A successful presentation involves preparation.  Even if you know a subject well, spending a little time and thoughtfully planning the structure and elements will ensure that your audience will hear and remember your message. Just as a jeweler … 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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Cain – A man with a memorable plan, 9-9-9

Herman Cain has an economic plan.  A lot of Americans have heard of his 9-9-9 plan.  Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is the most memorable, and probably the only,  economic plan that Americans could name.  Everyone seems to be talking about it.  … Continue reading

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Presentation magician at the summit

Most of my professional life has been spent at conferences that dealt with a wide variety of subjects — neo-natal urology to snack vending machines to vintage magic posters.  As a presenter or participant I’ve spent an unimaginable amount of … Continue reading

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