Category Archives: Presentations/Speeches

11 Deadly Sins of Public Speakers and Presenters (Pt. 2)

Perhaps the only thing worse than sitting through a dull, lifeless PowerPoint presentation is being the person at the head of the room delivering that presentation … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post … Continue reading

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Cut Your Writing to the Bone: 6 Tips

Editing your own material is one of the hardest things for a writer to do. And it is a must-have skill in this attention span-challenged age … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post … Continue reading

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Eulogy for My Father

My father died last week, after a heartbreaking, years-long battle with Alzheimer’s. It was not unexpected, yet it hit me a little harder than I thought, even after all this time to prepare … This blog has moved! You can … Continue reading

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3 Steps for Tapping Into the Power of Emotion

Most people agree that emotion is a powerful tool for persuasion. It helps humanize you, inspires empathy, creates common ground and breaks down the walls between you and the people you’re trying to reach … This blog has moved! You … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Your Stories Put People to Sleep

Most of us know what goes into a compelling story. Relatable characters, dramatic conflict, high stakes … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post here. Photo by Christi Merrill. 

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How to Find Beautiful FREE Images for Your Next Presentation

As I’ve said, I feel a ton of pressure to practice what I preach in my presentations by defying the conventions of tired old PowerPoint templates and creating something really exciting and interesting visually … This blog has moved! You … Continue reading

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How Not to Bore Your Audience to Tears: 10 Tips for Your Next Speech

Tonight I deliver my first speech based on the book. Being acutely aware of the importance of practicing what I preach, here are 10 rules I’m adhering to in the development and presentation of the material … This blog has … Continue reading

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