Presentation Effectiveness

Meetings need to be short and to the point

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November 15, 2010

Tweet We’ve all been there — the office meeting that drags on… and on… and on. I’ve sat through my share of boring meetings during my time in the corporate world. We had one vice-president who droned on so long, the only thing that kept us awake was keeping a tally of how many...
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Guest blog: Present like Steve Jobs

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October 14, 2010
Guest blog: Present like Steve Jobs

Tweet Apple CEO Steve Jobs is widely considered one of the most gifted and talented speakers in the world. He is known not just for presenting well, but also for inspiring people. So, what are the secrets to his speaking success? Some of it is unique to him and cannot be duplicated. We all,...
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Guest blog: Speakers, kill your PowerPoint

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October 4, 2010
Guest blog: Speakers, kill your PowerPoint

Tweet I just finished a west coast tour in which I spoke to people in my industry (real estate) about technology and Social Media. It was a fantastic experience, and I was fortunate enough to visit some amazing places (San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas and Portland) and meet some incredible people. That’s the good...
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Overcoming a public speaking weakness helped this future Prudential CEO rise to the top

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September 16, 2010

Tweet John Strangfeld is chief executive of Prudential Financial, a financial services company based in Newark. Featured recently in the New Jersey Star Ledger, Strangfeld noted his struggle early on with public speaking. By working through such deficiencies, he was able to excel in his career and eventually head up a global corporation. It...
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Can public speaking lead to new clients?

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August 20, 2010

Tweet For many people, the idea of speaking in front of a room full of people sounds about as fun as a root canal. However, business owners and salespeople alike shouldn’t disregard this method of attracting new business, because more often than not, it’s worth the effort. In a recent Wall Street Journal article,...
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