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Feb 13, 2018

 

 

2-Minute Tip: Restrict Your Practice Time

 

Two of the biggest sins of public speakers are going overtime and rambling. Both disrespect the audience, When you go 5 minutes over, you're not just taking 5 minutes. You're taking 5 minutes from everyone in the room. If there are 20 people in the room,...


Feb 6, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Keep Your Shirt Off

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day (if you believe "Big Breakfast"). When travelling to give a talk, we may start the day with room service breakfast in a hotel room while we putter about getting ready for the day. That makes it really easy to spill coffee or jelly on...


Jan 30, 2018

 

 

2-Minute Tip: Keep Tissues Handy

 

Sneezing in the middle of a presentation can be either mildly annoying or quite embarrassing. It all depends on whether or not you have tissues readily accessible during your talk.

 

Tissues are also great for dealing with perspiration while you speak. Dripping on the carpet...


Jan 23, 2018

 

2-Minute Tip: Play Your Videos Full Screen

 

Including short videos in your presentation can be a great way to illustrate your points. They can be videos you shot of people, stock video, animations, or illustrations. If it's valuable enough to include, make sure your audience can see it. Play it in full screen.


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....