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May 29, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Prepare Talking Points

 

It's one thing to plan your presentation when you are leading the discussion. It's another when you're not. During informal presentations like interviews and panel discussions you may not be driving the whole discussion. That's why you need to prepare talking points ahead of...


May 22, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Use PowerPoint Online Photos

 

PowerPoint has some great tools for sourcing images online. In the version for Windows that comes as part of Office 365 (and possibly other versions), PowerPoint content layout frames include an option to insert online images. If you are working without layouts, you can...


May 15, 2018

 

2-Minute Tip: Tell a Story to Add Value

 

When presenting, we are often selling something. It may be a product, a service, or an idea. To be effective, though, don't just go through a barrage of features or details. It's the story that you can connect with your topic that gives it value. It's the story you tell...


May 8, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Prewire your big meetings

 

I first learned about the idea of Prewiring a meeting from the folks at Manager Tool. Check out their podcast for a deeper discussion. I also talked about it in the early days of this 2-Minute Talk Tips in Episode 7 (Empty Your Pockets and Prepare Your Audience).

 


May 1, 2018

 

 

2-Minute Tip: Always Assume Your Screen is Showing

 

I think we've all been in that meeting at one point where someone's PC is connected to the projector and suddenly an embarrassing IM pops up. Or the meeting gets derailed by a 5-minute discussion about they're wallpaper.

 

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