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Mar 27, 2018


2-Minute Tip: Slides are not Time


How many slides should be in a 15-minute presentation?


How long is a 10-slide presentation?


I don't know because the number of slides is a poor proxy for presentation length. I would rather see a presenter add more slides than to use a small font. Splitting one slide...

Mar 20, 2018



2-Minute Tip: Use Nose Contact


Using eye contact effectively is an important skill for speakers to master. It helps the audience feel that the speaker cares. It emphasizes how the speaker and audience members are all participating in a shared experience.  Looking at audience members' eyes can be unnerving for...

Mar 13, 2018


2-Minute Tip: Don't Change Your Caffeine Consumption


It can be tempting the morning of a big speech to load up on coffee and enjoy that miraculous substance. If that's part of your standard morning ritual, that's fine. Go for it. 


But don't suddenly double or triple your standard consumption. I get that you...

Mar 7, 2018


2-Minute Tip: Avoid Dairy Before Speaking


I love a big bowl of sugary cereal or a nice cheesy pizza. I used to drink mochas like water before I decided to switch to Americanos for weight loss (by the way, switching from mochas to Americanos will NOT make 30 pounds just fall off). So I like my milky,...