Turning Fear Into Fuel: Courage & Vulnerability

When I was 11 years old I had to stand up and present in front of 700+ school children in what we in the UK call “Assembly.” The room was made up of children from 11 to 18 years old along with teachers. It was intimidating to say the least and I was terrified. ToContinue reading “Turning Fear Into Fuel: Courage & Vulnerability”

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Put Your Co-workers and Boss in Their Place

Presentations have to be focused on the audience and not self-serving. No surprises there right? You wouldn’t expect anything else from me? Quite frankly that doesn’t go far enough! I am a firm believer that you should place your audience above  your co-workers, boss or anyone from your company. This might sound like common sense but realityContinue reading “Put Your Co-workers and Boss in Their Place”

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Don’t Be Afraid To Be Transparent

If you don’t know how to make an image transparent or recolor that image we must correct that today. Right now. This instance. 95% of all my images get some level of transparency treatment. Even the ones you don’t think have been touched. If you don’t master converting images to be transparent you will endContinue reading “Don’t Be Afraid To Be Transparent”

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“Send Me Your Presentation!”

I despise those words. #DESPISE. It took me a whole week to write more than that opening sentence. Despise captured my feelings and frustration towards the idea: that my value can be sent over e-mail. The implication that my presentation value can be captured in a PowerPoint deck irritates me no end. If that was theContinue reading ““Send Me Your Presentation!””

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Are You The Best Leading Role, Supporting Role, An Extra or Left Out In the Cold?

The presentation is not about you. The audience should be the focus of the presentation, unless you are some egotistical maniac. It’s really their story – you need to figure out how you fit in as a member of the cast. You are not the leading role; you’re purely a potential supporting role. The sooner you come toContinue reading “Are You The Best Leading Role, Supporting Role, An Extra or Left Out In the Cold?”

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