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Jan 16, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Know Your Gear

 

Whether its a projector, TV, laptop, audio hookup, or slide clicker, get to know your gear before you conduct your presentation. Figure out in advance how everything works so you're not scrambling at the last minute to figure out why something doesn't work the way you thought it would....


Jan 9, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Party AFTER Your Talk

 

At the Hollywood Foreign Press Golden Globes Award Show, the alcohol flows freely. Many award recipients reach the podium under the influence, and that makes many of the speeches more entertaining. Of course we're not laughing with the recipients; we're laughing at them.  That's...


Jan 2, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Acknowledge Your Elephants

 

An elephant in the room is a topic no one wants to talk about, but probably everyone should. They include:

  • Equipment failure
  • Fire alarm
  • Falling flowers
  • Folks who walk out
  • Medical emergency
  • Loud neighbors
  • A blown lamp
  • Major news event
  • Major corporate news
  • And...


Dec 26, 2017

Top 10 Public Speaking Tips

 

As we wrap up 2017 and plunge headlong into 2018, we are also approaching the first anniversary of 2-Minute Talk Tips. Let's take a look back at my favorite public speaking tips of the year. That's right, it's time for a clip show.  That also makes this a great episode to introduce...


Dec 19, 2017

 

2-Minute Tip: Listen Actively

 

 

Speaking is about more than just giving a speech. It's about meeting the needs of the event organizer, getting the logistics right, and helping to put everyone at ease. One way to do that is with active listening.

 

When meeting with your event organizer, customer, colleague or...