Monthly Archives: April 2012

The key to getting to Inbox Zero

If you’re spending more time with email than you’d like, there’s a good chance that you believe getting to Inbox Zero is impossible. And if you believe getting to Inbox Zero is impossible, it’s likely that the root of your … Continue reading

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Text for the back of the room: Four essential tips for readability in your presentation

Next Wed., Mar. 2, Jon Swerens and I will partner to present “How to Create and Deliver a Great Presentation” at the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. Jon will talk about why slide design is critical in helping you make a … Continue reading

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Your OTHER presentation audience – the backchannel

Yesterday, I mentioned the importance of preparing your presentation with the audience in mind. In fact, that’s probably the most important consideration: if you don’t factor in the audience’s needs, you won’t make a connection. As social media use becomes … Continue reading

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There’s no substitute for preparation–six things to consider in advance of your presentation

Yesterday, I mentioned that the single best way to avoid the anxiety that comes with public speaking is preparation. There simply is no substitute: having mastered your material will make you more confident, and confidence in yourself is essential if you … Continue reading

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“Better off in the casket than doing the eulogy”–why we fear public speaking, and what you can do about it

Jerry Seinfeld once said this about the degree to which most people fear public speaking: According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means … Continue reading

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This week on Content: “How to Create and Deliver a Great Presentation”

On Wed., May 2, 2012, the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce’s Jon Swerens  and I will present “How to Create and Deliver a Great Presentation” at the Chamber from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Our goal is to provide pragmatic, easy-to-understand … Continue reading

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Let’s retire “social media” as a modifier

I think it’s time to consider retiring the term “social media” as a modifier. It’s become the “Internet” in “Internet website,” the “tuna” in “tuna fish,” the “beef” in “beefsteak.” There’s no such thing, for example, as a “social media crisis.” … Continue reading

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