Should You Memorize Your Entire Presentation?

Category: Practice We are asked this question a lot. And the answer is no. But you should practice your presentation so much that you can say it almost the same way every time.  That’s not the same as memorization. Let us explain. If you just memorize your presentation, then you’re going to deliver it [...]

If You’re Looking For a Classy Insult, Try These

Category: Other ‘Tis the Season for good cheer and goodwill.  So if you’re going to deliver an insult, make it classy and witty. There are plenty of websites (many of them quite raunchy so be careful), dedicated to insults.  Here is a list of clever, clean, and witty insults. "He has all the virtues [...]

Can Your Pitch Pass the $300,000 Challenge?

Let's imagine that someone drops a satchel filled with $300,000 cash in front of you. He tells you that you will get the money under one condition. "After your presentation is done, I'm going to grab three members of your audience," he says. "And I'm going to ask them to restate your key messages. If [...]

What to Do When Stumped By A Question; How to Coolly Say “I Don’t Know”

If you give enough presentations, it's going to happen. Someone's going to ask a question and you're not going to know the answer. Maybe you just need a moment to think about it. Or maybe you just have no clue what to say. So what do you do? Here's what not to do. Don't fake [...]

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