You’ve heard me quote Mark Twain who said, “It takes me two weeks to prepare for a good impromptu speech.” You’ve heard me tell you that you should be prepared to speak, no matter the circumstances.
When my name was called out a few days ago as the recipient of the Jos. J. Charbonneau Read more [...]
Use more Velcro.
NOT to join the two straps on your athletic sandals. Use more Velcro every time you open your mouth.
Velcro is defined as a way to attach two thin plastic sheets – one covered with tiny loops and the other with tiny flexible hooks, which adhere when pressed together.
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Presentation Myth #1: Extroverts are better speakers.
Baloney. Sadly, extroverts are given extra points as being better and more natural leaders, salespeople and speakers. That’s just not true. It’s easier for extroverts to talk! That’s it. What comes out of an extrovert’s mouth is another Read more [...]
Clarity. Make your content understandable.
A recent example of a self-induced clarity breakdown - I was starving and too busy to prepare a meal. I asked my son to make me a quick snack: peanut butter and banana on toast.
After my first bite I thought, “Oh no… the peanut butter must be rancid! Read more [...]
Read Dame Helen Mirren’s Commencement Address. It’s funny, relevant and meaningful. You will also learn 7 presentation ‘must-haves’ for your messaging.
Presentation ‘Must–Have’ Tip #1: Be prepared.
And I want to assure to you, you can relax, I’m prepared, I’ve done my homework for Read more [...]