Jun 09 2016
Well, this is exciting! Creating is exciting. So is Presenting, by the way.
If you don’t equate Presenting with Fun, or with Excitement, then I am so glad that we are meeting.
One of my life’s missions is to get more people to say “Yes!” when they are asked to make a presentation. I want for you …
Jul 23 2015
What’s going on with that quiet audience member in that corner?
When you are presenting, and notice that quiet audience member (or group), have you ever found yourself playing a tape in your head that includes these questions?
Others seem to be engaged, what’s going on with that one?
Should I ask her a direct question …
Jul 16 2015
Colorful crumpled adhesive notes with smiling faces.
In one of my training sessions I was approached by a participant. In the session I had asked what comes to mind when I say the buzz word in the phrase, “engaging your customer”. She was struck by this as it truly is important to engage, but what does …
Jul 09 2015
In the last post, I started a conversation about questions. If you missed it, go here to find out why it’s critical that you allow time and space for questions in your presentation (even though you might wish that you didn’t need to), and what to do when someone asks a question that is pre-emptive. …
Jul 02 2015
Questions About Questions – part 1
Some of these questions might swirl around in your head as you prepare, or even contemplate, a presentation.
What if the audience asks me questions?
Is it best to ask them to hold their questions, or to take them as they come?
Don’t I risk getting my presentation highjacked if …
Jun 25 2015
Being the memorable presenter doesn’t have to be a wistful dream. What if you were the one that the audience talked about at break? What if they were saying things like:
wasn’t he great?
I could listen to her all day
I didn’t know he was so engaging
This is nothing at all like her last presentation. It’s so …
Jun 18 2015
Your Presentation – It’s About Them!!
When you are the presenter, isn’t tempting to have the light shine on you? Some of us who love this work tell ourselves that it’s because we love the spotlight. Maybe that’s true.
Also, our clients, our audience and even our associates might believe we do this because we love the …
Jun 11 2015
“I don’t want to practice because I want to have a spontaneous presentation – like Steve Jobs was famous for.”
When my client said this to me, I was so glad she explained it this way. I could totally see her desire to have her presentation flow, appear spontaneous, off the cuff, and in the moment. …
Jun 04 2015
I had the pleasure today of participating in an evaluation for my niece. She needed a “model” for her Pedicure class. So, my job was to allow her to give me a pedicure. How sweet is that?! As I sat there being pampered by the sweetest girl in the class, I got to simply be …
May 01 2014
You’ve seen great presentations, and you’ve likely admired great presenters. Yes, there are tips, tricks and approaches that work best.
I will share with you much of what I know to work, based on years of experience, observing, succeeding, failing, learning, growing, researching. I believe that it’s an honour to stand in front of a group, taking …