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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...

Dec 12, 2017



2-Minute Tip: Practice in Real Shoes


When we have a  big presentation on the calendar, we may be tempted to pick up a new outfit and new shoes to feel all shiny and new, and to imbue us with more confidence. And that's great. It's also important, though, to practice in that new outfit.


If half way through...

Dec 5, 2017

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2-Minute Tip: Skip the Gimmicks


Original ideas in a presentation are fun, but don't confuse originality with gimmickry. A gimmick is often more about the ego of the presenter who wants to show off how clever they are. It becomes...

Nov 28, 2017


2-Minute Tip: Watch for Keystone

  No matter how pretty your slides, they won't look good if your projector isn't set up properly. One common issue with data projectors is keystoning. When instead of a rectangle on your screen, you find a trapezoid, you have a keystone issue. The bottom of the image is narrower than...