January 23, 2017

What Does Your Face Show?

In my presentation skills seminars, I’ve always talked about the importance of facial expression. Recently I was reminded of how powerful facial expressions are by […]
January 23, 2015

To Memorize or Not to Memorize?

I have a personal bias against memorizing a presentation. As a high school student, I was involved in competitive speaking in the category of Oratorical […]
September 8, 2014

A Simple Way to Incorporate Humor in Your Next Presentation

Of all the challenges in an effective presentation, the one that is probably most difficult for me is developing humor in the speech. One way […]
April 16, 2014

Humor: Helping an Audience Adapt

For several decades, our church sanctuary had an antique pulpit which was cumbersome to use. The surface for notes or a Bible was small and […]
October 22, 2012

Five Tips for Great Beginnings and Endings

If you have a great beginning and powerful ending, you can hide some of the mistakes you make during the bulk of your presentation. Here […]
April 23, 2012

Personalizing Humor

When I talk about humor, I make the point that humor should not be used to poke fun at other people; you should only make […]
January 12, 2012

Context and Humor

Using humor in a presentation is a challenge for most presenters. We are not comedians! Few of us can snap out the one-liners the way […]