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Nov 21, 2017

2-Minute Tip: Be Thankful

  As we begin Thanksgiving week here in the US, it's a good time to think about being thankful as speakers. And not just to the universe or deity(ies) of your choice. While speaki9ng may seem like a solitary activity where we are on stage or at the front of a conference room by ourselves, there...


Nov 14, 2017

2-Minute Tip: Let it Go

  When things start to go wrong, our instinct is often to panic and make a split second decision to stop whatever is falling, crashing, or coming apart at the seams. Often this is the wrong instinct. Instead, let it go, take a moment to assess the situation, and then recover. When you can do this...


Nov 7, 2017

 

2-Minute Tip: Let the Audience Respond

  When you tell a joke, make a humorous aside, show an entertaining picture, or land a heavy or emotional point, it's important to give your audience a chance to experience the emotions you've just inspired in them.   That means that while you plan your presentation, and your...


Oct 31, 2017

 

2-Minute Tip: Don't Trust the Internet

  There are many times it seems like a good idea to use the Internet in a presentation, but if you do, make sure you have a plan B. All sorts of things can go wrong. Your audience might take up all the bandwidth. Your presentation space may have poor coverage. You could encounter...


Oct 24, 2017

   

2-Minute Tip:  Dim the Lights

  The data projector/projector screen combo has been a mainstay of the AV setup in conference rooms for years, but it can still be hard to see the visuals.   Data projectors have gotten brighter over the years, yet they still benefit from less ambient light. They tend to have a long...