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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....


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...