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"Coming Back to Our Senses to Create More Memorable Meetings"
Bring your next meeting or presentation to the next level. Kare Anderson talks about the importance of sensory combinations to make for more memorable presentations.

21 Tips For Spellbinding Speeches
Eileen Kugler offers 21 useful tips for creating a speech that will keep them hanging on your every word.

A.U.D.I.E.N.C.E. Analysis - It's Your Key To Success
Lenny Laskowski discuses the importance of understanding your audience needs. Proper audience analysis will assure that you give the right speech to the right audience.

Represent Your Company With Style - Presentation Tips for Executives
Steve Kaye's article offers tips for executives to present and bring success to any event. As a leader, communication is a prime responsibility in representing your company.

Presentation Skills for the "Unprofessional Speaker Part 4"
This is Bill Wilson's fourth in a seven-part series of articles on presenting tips, tools and techniques to improve your presentation skills. He discusses three maxims of public speaking from the perspective of your audience.

How to Handle That Dreaded Question & Answer Period
Lenny Laskowski provides a 5-step approach to handling the question & answer period. He adds additional tips to make your next presentation go smoothly.

Quick Tip: Repetition = Retention
Bill Wilson discuses that if you want your audience to retain important points of your message you need to be repetitive in 3-6 different ways. Without repetition your audience will virtually forget everything.

Presentation Skills for the "Unprofessional Speaker Part 5"
This is Bill Wilson's fifth in a seven-part series of articles on presenting tips, tools and techniques to improve your presentation skills. Bill offers six things to keep in mind to overcome the fear of public speaking.

How to Gesture Effectively
If smoothly executed, gestures can be very effective. Lenny Laskowski's six rules can apply to anyone who seeks to become a dynamic effective speaker.

7 Aspects Of A Dynamic Presentation
There are 7 aspects people must deal with when preparing and delivering presentations. An effective speaker learns to deal with all 7 aspects at the same time.

Presentation Skills for the "Unprofessional Speaker Part 6"
This is Bill Wilson's sixth in a seven-part series of articles on presenting tips, tools and techniques to improve your presentation skills. Bill offers thirteen techniques to use that can liven up and illustrate points of a presentation.

Nine " M's " For Meetings That Motivate
First impressions count! For presenters of meetings that means grabbing people's interest immediately. And hanging on to it... You want to motivate? Try these tips...

Giving Impromptu Speeches
Sean Sheedy offers advice on how to prepare and deliver a highly effective speech.

Presentation Skills for the "Unprofessional Speaker Part 7"
This is the last in a seven-part series of articles on presentation skills designed for persons who don't make or supplement their living from professional speaking.

Is There Anything Else You'd Like to Add?
Andrew Gilman offers a few suggestions on taking better advantage of the last question or any questions a reporter may ask. Like most communications, success in media interviews is directly related to your ability to prepare, anticipate and practice.

Quick Tip: Personal Style
Having your own unique style will give you the edge you need in order to be thought of as an outstanding communicator.

How To Make Your Sales Presentation Come Alive!
To sell our products and services we must be able to tell stories and create pictures in the minds of our customers to excite their imagination…

You Can Improve Your Presentations
Andrew Gilman has several tips attorneys should consider to communicate more effectively within their organizations.

Present Like a Pro … And Win More Sales
Your ability to speak well is one of the most powerful keys to business and personal success. Research reveals that those with the highest incomes have superior presentation and persuasion skills.

Designing an Influential Presentation
Ellen Finkelstein discusses a six-step structure to follow when organizing presentations. She offers professional results when creating your presentation.

Quick Tip: Choosing a Dynamite Opener
Bill Willson emphasizes a few examples that will keep your audience's attention throughout your speech.

Introduction-Successful Oral Presentations For Government Contracts
In recent years, the Federal Government has placed increasing emphasis on the "oral presentation" in warding contracts.

PowerPoint and the Future of Education
Ellen Finkelstein explores the new possibilities that the computer and the Internet bring to education. In this article she compares the three modes of education: traditional, synchronous and asynchronous.

Quick Tip: "In Conclusion…"
This article offers a couple noteworthy examples of why using "In Conclusion…” can work against your presentation.

Tips To Book A Speaker
Andrea H. Gold provides an in depth look at the advantages of hiring a profession speaker or celebrity. Topics range from fees to choosing the right speaker for the subject of the conference or meeting.

Guidelines for Moderating a Panel
Mitchell Friedman discuses the panel moderator, the individual who coordinates a panel presentation, is critical for ensuring its success. He offers guidelines to follow that will help moderators meet the objectives.

Preparing A Presentation
" When you "Tell'em what you are going to tell'em" in your introduction, you send a signal as to what "files" the audience members should open in their minds.

Quick Tip: Quit While You're Ahead
Bill Wilson addresses the importance of using your allocated time when giving a presentation. Going over the scheduled time can inconvenience the other speakers.

Mostly, you've got to care about your subject and care about the audience

Quick Tip: Choosing a Title for Your Presentation
Make sure to have a title for your presentation that captures what you are trying to convey. This will help you to increase interest in the prospective audience.

Impromptu or Extemporaneous Speaking
There may be a time when you are asked to get up and say a few words about someone or a topic that is not planned. Lenny Laskowski offers a few tips that can help the next time you are called on to speak.

22 Begged, Borrowed, Stolen & even a few Original Direct Response Seminar Ideas!
Is the promotion ONLY to sell the seminar? Or, are you looking for other things, too? Image? Awareness? New clients? Maybe even the sale of product?

How To Get Full Value From Your Speaker
If your speaker truly is a valuable resource and you've gone to all this trouble to get him/her ready to do a proper job for you, then perhaps there are several ways to utilize the speakers' resources on the day of their appearance.

Setting Your Personal Speaking Goals
Lenny Laskowski discuses the importance of establishing new goals yearly and reflect on the previous year on what you have accomplished. This process can help decide what makes sense to eliminate and what makes sense to keep doing.

Media Mistakes - I Knew it and Blew it
Brenda Nixon discusses the "Do's and Don'ts" regarding clothing, makeup, and poise while speaking on television.

Quick Tip: Preparation Time
Bill Wilson's article discusses preparation time for developing a new presentation. He suggests spending 1 hour of preparation time for each minute of presentation time.

Speech Preparation As A Process
Lenny Laskowski offers 12 questions to ask yourself when preparing for a speech. You must gather facts and arrange your thoughts in an organized manner and express them in a unique way.

Only God Can Demand Blind Faith; Presenting Ideas to Sceptical People
Using this process may enable your audience to quickly come up to speed on the important ideas you really want them to get.

Tips for Rehearsing your PowerPoint Presentation
This article discusses what you will need to do once you have finished creating your presentation.

The Job Interview Process - 5 Stages
Job interviews are much like a presentation, you should be properly prepared. Lenny Laskowski recommends 5 stages to prepare for the interviewing process.

Preparing for a Speech or Presentation
At one time or another all of us are presented with the opportunity to speak to a group of people. Usually it is because we are knowledgeable...

Presentation Skills for the "Unprofessional Speaker Part 1"
This is Bill Wilson's first in a seven-part series of articles on presenting tips, tools and techniques to improve your presentation skills. To enhance your job performance and career opportunities, practice your skills in the area of public speaking.

Using Overhead Transparencies
Lenny Laskowski offers some basic tips and rules to be aware of when using an overhead projector. Although the current trend is heading towards the use of LCD projectors the overhead projector is still the most popular presentation device used today.

Presentation Skills for the "Unprofessional Speaker Part 2"
This is Bill Wilson's second in a seven-part series of articles on presenting tips, tools and techniques to improve your presentation skills. He offers four key components for making an effective presentation.

4 Common Ways to Remember Material
Lenny Laskowski focuses on 4 common ways to remember material for speeches. He goes into detail for each method.

Quick Tip: Overcoming the F.E.A.R. of Speaking
Bill Wilson addresses the F.E.A.R. of speaking to an audience. He offers four things that you can do to control your nervousness when giving a speech.

Presentation Skills for the "Unprofessional Speaker Part 3"
This is Bill Wilson's third in a seven-part series of articles on presenting tips, tools and techniques to improve your presentation skills. Part three deals with the situation…determine the purpose of the presentation-it's goals and objectives.