December 12, 2017
video recording, video rehearsal

Video Rehearsal Improves Your Presentation

In a previous blog post about rehearsing your presentation, I wrote about the importance of doing a video rehearsal.  I talked about how hard it is […]
November 17, 2017
presentation opening

Presentation Opening – Begin with a Bang

Coming up with a good presentation opening is difficult.  Technical presenters struggle with this even more.  Because of that, many times the presenter will just default […]
October 27, 2017
using a laser pointer in your presentation

Beware the Laser Pointer

Have you watched a dog, maybe YOUR dog, chase a wiggly red dot of light from a laser pointer?  Isn’t that great fun?  Have you ever […]
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 […]
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 8, 2017
Tips for using a whiteboard during a presentation

3 Tips for Using a Whiteboard

One of the most effective methods I’ve found for technical presenting is using a whiteboard instead of a PowerPoint deck.  I really like to use the […]
May 1, 2017
Tips for rehearsing a technical speech

3 Rehearsal Tips for Better Presentations

Over the last couple of months, I’ve worked with 2 different people while they prepared for important presentations.  As they created their content and fine-tuned their […]