The biggest mistake most presenters make is often the first one.
I coach, write and develop hundreds of presentations every year. The first step in that journey is a sit-down with the presenter or communications team. That conversation usually begins with the six most insidious words.
You might want to start with what your presentation is supposed to accomplish in the first place.
After a week in which I spent much of my time talking about the importance of tone, I’ve been struggling with a way to start this post.
Because there’s a far, farrrrrrr better...
This is either going to be one of those posts that makes a difference to the world, or it’s going to tick you off entirely.
I’ve been watching the conversations we’ve been having unfold over the past couple of years – media panels, keynotes, social media...
How to build a brilliant career by asking three types of questions.
Want to instantly build a career that sets you apart from the crowd?
Be the person who asks the best questions.
One of the biggest challenges we have when it comes to communications is the fact that we tend to go on autopilot. If...
Before you read, you scan – and knowing that can revolutionize the way you create any kind of content.
Article at a glance.
- Audiences don’t read, they scan
- Build a UI for your content
- Use visual writing tools like gist summaries and white space
Why your storytelling might not actually be storytelling.
It happens almost every time I coach someone.
We’re chatting through ways to make their presentation more engaging, and storytelling invariably comes up.
“Oh – I have a great story I can use here.” To which I respond,...