Presentation Skills

KISS: Keep It Super Simple

June 24, 2020
Yes, you could produce a 50- or 60-slide PowerPoint presentation and feel good about your message. But you will be far more impactful if you whittle your message down to its core and present five to eight memorable slides.

Prepare for that moment at the mic

April 9, 2020
If you have a big presentation coming up, don’t let the stress of it keep you from doing your very best. Follow these tips to prepare so you shine on the big day.

Hold that holiday message to the staff

December 13, 2019
Q. I’m not sure what to say to the staff at the start of the holiday party this year, and I’m always nervous in front of that many people (about 500). We didn’t have a good year at all … any advice?

Even a 15-second presentation demands these basics

August 1, 2019
Never take any moment in the spotlight for granted. This is a moment that shapes the way people perceive you; don’t let it get away from you! Always consider these essentials.

Lead more confidently on video with these 5 presentation tips

July 24, 2019
These bite-sized lessons will also make it easier to increase your authenticity and approachability on screen, while developing a stronger relationship with your audience.

3 virtual presentation mistakes

May 22, 2019
Do you want your next virtual presentation to be unforgettable in a good way? Then avoid these mistakes.

Detect when people are bored

April 25, 2019
When you are speaking to people, the last thing you want to do is bore them. Keeping them engaged may require you to course-correct mid-talk, but how do you know if they’re bored so you can? Look for these signs.

3 rules of a perfect story

January 23, 2019
Great storytelling is the No. 1 way to connect with your audience, whether you are giving a speech to a roomful of people, presenting to your team or selling to customers. The best stories have three qualities.

Before a speech, calm your nerves fast

September 26, 2018
If you’re about to present—and you’re an anxious mess, try these unusual tips to help calm your nerves fast.

Help! I’m not funny!

September 13, 2018
Q. I give a lot of presentations and am always envious of people who can evoke a laugh in all the right spots. I myself just don’t have that skill. Can it be learned?