Lose the Lectern During Your Next Presentation

You don’t want a barrier standing between you and your audience. They won’t feel as close a connection with you. Instead of blocking your body by standing behind it, turn the lectern to a slight 45-degree angle and stand to the side of it. That way you are in full view of your audience, and you still can peek nonchalantly at your notes if you need them. You also have access to the lectern microphone if that’s your only amplifying option. Read more

Sure-Fire Approach to Losing Your Audience in the First Three Minutes

What might cause our audience members to disengage? What are reasons listeners may tune us out? Be aware of this opening killer. Use it—and your audience will lose it. Read more