October 16, 2017
wisdom, knowledge

Knowledge you learn. Wisdom you earn.

Knowledge you learn. Wisdom you earn.  When someone asks me about how they can improve their presentations, I sometimes use this phrase.  I heard this when […]
October 9, 2017
Remember, Rhyme, Memory

A Rhyme is Sublime to Remember

Several years ago, I sat in a conference where Craig Valentine (www.craigvalentine.com) spoke.  While I don’t remember everything he said, there was a rhyme that he […]
September 27, 2017
be yourself, speakerman

Be Yourself, Not “SpeakerMan”

As a technical speaker, the advice to be yourself when you give a presentation is not new.  It is, however, hard to follow.  I learned this […]
September 7, 2017
Sound check

Sound Check Please

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend. Come inside!  Come inside! – Emerson, Lake, and Palmer You may […]
June 12, 2017
Tips for Dealing with Fear of Public Speaking

The Most Common Public Speaking Question is…

Over the last month, I’ve had the chance to speak to several groups on the topic of public speaking. Before two of the sessions, the host […]
June 5, 2017
How to give a sales presentation stories

The 5 C’s of Great Stories

Over the last few months, I have been working with different sales professionals.  The goal has been to help them to become better presenters.  One of […]
May 29, 2017
Death by PowerPoint!

Shoot Your Bullet Points

Recently I was asked to give a presentation on a topic that I had covered several years ago.  I eagerly agreed because I remembered that I […]
May 22, 2017
Build a Presentation Deck when using PowerPoint

Presentation vs. Information Decks

Several years ago, I was asked to do a technical sales presentation for a Fortune 100 company that could lead to a very large software contract.  […]
May 15, 2017
Technical speech mistakes

3 Common Mistakes of Technical Presenters

We give presentations for all kinds of different reasons.  The type of presentation and presenters that I work with the most are technical in nature. I […]