Producing Powerful Presentations BLOG

July 25, 2016
Speak for the Ear

Speak for the Ear

As William Norwood Brigance once said, “A speech is not an essay on its hind legs.” We must prepare a speech for the ear, not […]
July 1, 2016
Seven Steps to a Dynamic Presentation

Seven Steps to a Dynamic Presentation

In the Bible, the number seven is identified with something being “finished” or “complete.” We might say the same thing about a dynamic presentation. Here […]
June 1, 2016
The Art of the AD LIB

The Art of the Ad Lib

The lights go out. Your microphone starts popping. Dishes go crashing. These are all situations we do not normally prepare for when getting ready for […]
May 9, 2016
Are you a word economist?

Are You a Word Economist?

“Snakes on a Plane” was a most descriptive movie title. It left no doubt as to the premise of the movie. Whoever named that movie […]
April 18, 2016
Let's Really Listen!

Let’s Really Listen

Recently I ordered lunch for my wife and me at a deli. I said, “I want two turkey sandwiches on wheat, one with cheese and one […]
March 28, 2016
Don't Offend Your Audience!

Don’t Offend Your Audience

A famous anecdote featuring Winston Churchill and British politician Bessie Braddock may be apocryphal but makes for an entertaining story. Supposedly Braddock encountered an intoxicated […]
March 7, 2016

Make Your Numbers Count

A good way to remember and apply principles of effective presentations is to connect them to numbers. For example, you should always have one major […]
February 15, 2016

Don’t Rush Through Your Presentation

Have you ever had the experience of finishing your presentation and realizing you lost five to ten minutes from your practice time to your actual […]