Most presentations are complicated messes. Listeners wonder “What are the key points?”, “Why should I care?”, “Why is this so complicated?” and “Do we have to look at that many slides?”
Complicated presentations are so unnecessary. There is a fast approach to creating simple presentations that connect with the needs of any audience. And you won’t need to create a single PowerPoint slide.
With the holiday party season upon us, it's time to polish up the networking skills. At your next cocktail function, try listening for "conversational icebergs."
Call it the small commitment paradox. You’ll make more sales if you ask for less at the end of your sales pitches.
That’s right. Asking for less yields more, according to a study detailed in “Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive” a book by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, and Robert B. Cialdini.
Many presentation skills books and workshops will give you dozens of “tips” to help you be a better presenter. You can get advice on how to hold your hands, how to make your voice more interesting, how to tell a story, how to stand, how to walk, etc.
“I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes,” said the recently departed movie superstar Elizabeth Taylor. “Everything makes me nervous - except making films. ‘
The point is that even great movie stars get nervous when they have to stand up in public.
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