Monthly Archives: October 2015

6 YouTube Tutorial Videos to Help You Develop Advanced PowerPoint Skills

The primary reason for embarrassingly failed PowerPoint presentations – the “death by PowerPoint phenomenon,” as it is very un-affectionately known – is not the software used. It is the user. Specifically, the user who mis-uses it, or fails to take effective advantage of its features. Because we want you to be a brilliant presenter (or […]

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Presenting: Know Your Venue!

Often in the rush and stress of preparing for a presentation, we make assumptions about a vital element of the presenting process. Assumptions that can lead to real trouble. That element is the presentation venue.  What sort of room is it? Where will you be standing, and what furnishings and equipment will be available? What […]

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Overcome Fear of Public Speaking: Know Why You Fear

Just like any other basic human emotion, the feeling of fear has been programmed into your system from the time you were born. It’s an instinctive survival mechanism that cautions you to be careful and stay away from danger. Unfortunately there are times when fear takes the driver’s seat – inappropriately and seemingly out of […]

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How to Keep Your Cool When You Lose Your Train of Thought

It’s a hard fact of being a speaker or presenter: sometimes your train of thought gets derailed. It happens even to the most experienced, the most eloquent and the best prepared among us. And it’s no fun for any of us! If you’re just talking with friends or family, this sort of blank-out is just […]

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Props: What to Bring to a Presentation

A “prop” is any object you use to improve the impact of your presentation. The word’s origin traces back to the early days of the theater industry. In those days, theatrical performers usually provided their own costumes – but special items such as stage furniture and weapons were considered “company property.” With time, the term […]

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