Presentation Skills

Uh-oh! There goes my mic

September 10, 2020
Pleasing an audience is tough enough, but sometimes it seems that the inanimate world is after you, too—microphones and projectors in particular. When these necessary but irritating items break down, here are some ways to bail yourself out.

Lights … camera … awkwardness

July 9, 2020
Q: Our staff has been given a project to record dozens of short first-person presentations on video. We’ve found that a few folks are depressingly wooden, formal, and uneasy on camera. Is there a simple way to snap them out of their stage awkwardness?

Be mindful of your gestures

July 9, 2020
Many speakers are either too stiff or too grandiose in their movements. Use these tips to strike an effective balance.

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?

Prep your speech with 3 questions

August 28, 2019
To deliver a rousing presentation, you need to speak with enthusiasm and express ideas that stir your audience. That sounds simple, but many managers struggle to speak with clarity and passion.

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.