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Jun 26, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Raise Your Energy

 

One of the most powerful things you can do to conduct an effective presentation is to raise your energy and dominate your stage. There are a lot of ways you can do that. You can channel your inner Lady Gaga or try running in place. Regardless of how you do it, a high energy level will...


Jun 19, 2018

2-Minute Tip: Poll the Audience

 

A simple way to increase audience engagement and inter action is to poll the audience. Ask them if they've had some sort of experience, like dealing with a tough customer or a misunderstanding with a boss. You already know the answer (probably) so you can use that to lead right in to...


Jun 12, 2018

 

2-Minute Tip: Practice in the Shower

 

The shower can be a great place to practice your talk. It's a comfortable, warm environment. You don't need to pay too much attention to your other activities. You are less likely to be distracted by other folks and tasks. In general, the environment really helps you shift your...


Jun 5, 2018

 

2-Minute Tip: Close to Open

 

In retail, management coaches employees to Close to Open. That means to get the store clean, stocked and signed at closing time so it's ready to open up the next day and get right to business.

 

If you are doing a series of presentations, you can do "Future You" a big favor by taking the...