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Feb 28, 2017

This Week's Tip: Use Parallel Structure

Parallel Structure is a term most often associated with writing, and it's a powerful tool for a presenter who wants to land a powerful message. We see it in famous speeches from world leaders. It's embedded in the Declaration of Independence. And it's a way that any speaker can...


Feb 21, 2017

This Week's Tip: No Eye Charts

  Eye charts are presentation slides will small text, lots of numbers, and/or detailed charts. They might look okay on the presenter's desk, but to the audience, they are illegible. A presenter will often apologize for the eye chart and simple state the point they want to make. The better...


Feb 14, 2017

This Week's Tip: Avoid the G-Word

Many speakers have picked up the bad habit of referring to a mixed-gender audience as, "You guys..."  Don't do it. There's not benefit to it.  You risk alienating a significant part of your audience, and you get nothing in return.  Using the G-Word can only make you less effective as a...


Feb 7, 2017

This Week’s Tip: Empty Your Pockets

We often fill our pockets with gadgets and wallets and keys and lint. Before speaking, take all that stuff out of your pockets, and stash it in your bag, desk, best friend’s pockets or someplace else. Speaking with full pockets simply invites distractions that you don’t...