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PowerPoint: How to Deliver PowerPoint Presentations Designed by Someone Else

By Doug Staneart, Author of The Fearless Presentations Seminar Narrating PowerPoint Presentations designed by someone else can be very challenging. In fact, one of the fastest ways to increase public speaking fear and make your PowerPoint presentations sound canned and… well boring, is to try to deliver a PowerPoint slideshow that someone else designed for […]

Power Point Tips

The most frequently asked topic that we get questions on when we conduct public speaking training is always related to PowerPoint Tips. Because PowerPoint is so powerful, people tend to either get really good at all of the bells and whistles and overwhelm their audience, or they use PowerPoint as a crutch and rely on their slide deck too much making their presentation very boring. Below are the top 10 biggest Power Point Mistakes that we tend to make along with ways to overcome them.

Public Speaking Ideas – Audience Participation Adds Impact- Pt5

Public Speaking Ideas- Audience Participation Adds Impact Part Two Sound Have you ever been in a conversation, heard something and interrupted with, “What was that?” Many would say that sound is one of the most important senses we have. It allows us to listen, of course, but it also serves as an alert, or warning […]

Business PowerPoint Presentations with a Little Spice

Business PowerPoint Presentations have changed a lot in the last ten years, but some of the best presentation secrets have been around for a while…

Public Speaking Fear

  By Doug Staneart  Public Speaking Fear? Where does stage fright come from, and how in the world do you get rid of it?  Most people who stand up in front of a group and feel the butterflies in the stomach, the sweaty palms, and the shaky hands think that they are the only ones […]

Corporate Team Building Ideas and Creating a Team Culture within Your Company

by Joe Jessop In today’s tough economic times it is even more important to create a positive team culture within your organization by conducting corporate team building. In this era of downsizing and lay-offs you have to have a positive team culture among your employees. An upbeat and positive team will help your folks feel […]

How to Recover from a Terrible Speech (Bombing on Stage)

How to recover after giving a terrible public speaking performance and bombing on stage – how I did it after a disastrous speech in college, and how you can too. Ever have one of those situations where you are asked to do some public speaking, and things just don’t go well? Whether it is from public speaking fear or presentation anxiety, or if the poor performance just came from preparing for your speech in an inproper way, it happens. Even public speaking pros can bomb a speech. These are a few things that you can do to recover.

Corporate Team Building Ideas to Add Pep and Energy to Your Conference

Here are three Corporate Team Building Ideas that are guaranteed to add pep and energy to your next conference and turn it into the home run hit you have been looking for. Have your quarterly, bi-annual, or annual conferences become dull and boring? As the planner for your conference, you feel the weight of trying […]

Effective Team Building Event Ideas Will Tear Down Communication Silos

By Connie Timpson/Speaker/Sr. Instructor/The Leader’s Institute Corporate leaders look for strong team building event ideas that “will tear down the walls” that we build between divisions, departments, even cubicles.  Those corporate leaders have a great deal in common with one of the world’s best communicators.  Ronald Reagan told the world, “…tear down those walls.”  Hammer […]

People Skills Vs. Knowledge

People Skills Win Over Knowledge Research proves Mom right! By Connie Timpson/Keynote Speaker/Instructor/The Leader’s Institute As a journalist I got to do a lot of really cool things, like ripping a hole in the clouds with the The Blue Angels.  It was easy to talk about “tearing across the sky, and painting a beautiful jet […]

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