By far, this has been my most frequently asked question in the past 10 days. In my pre-COVID-19 professional life, I traveled and taught No-Panic Presentation Skills to live audiences for 25 years. Below I’ve adapted some practical advice for being the best virtual version of yourself when presenting remotely:
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As someone who has worked from a home office for 26 years, I’m sharing these general tips, which still hold true today. I challenge you to select one of these simple disciplines and commit to it this week.
So many people have reached out during the past week seeking advice for working from home. As someone who has worked professionally from a home office for 26 years, I definitely have some thoughts to share. And you may be surprised about the first nugget of work-from-home wisdom. It has nothing to do with composing […]
Sure, in these unique circumstances and challenging times, opportunities are ripe for complaints. But the constantly complaining meeting participant searches for something to complain about. They make negative comments, and their negativity can be contagious.
Let’s call this talkative meeting participant the rambler. This is the audience member who wants to talk just as much as the presenter. This person tends to go on and on and on during a presentation.
Let’s deal with a potentially embarrassing meeting participant: the napper. Have you ever had someone fall asleep during one of your presentations? What do you do if there is a snoozer in the room?
This week we are discussing how men dress for a successful presentation. Last week was the women’s turn. Important note: With all of these recommendations, ultimately you do you. But I hope the five suggestions below will heighten your awareness of what people notice about how you look BEFORE you even open your mouth to […]
This week we are discussing how women should dress for a successful presentation. Next week will be the men’s turn. Important note: With all of these recommendations, ultimately you do you. But I hope the five suggestions below will heighten your awareness of what people notice about how you look BEFORE you even open your […]
As it pertains to your overall executive presence, these are the most common questions participants in my live seminars ask about what to wear for a presentation:
You knocked it out of the park with your presentation. You even received a standing ovation. But if you want to be invited back to speak, follow my mom’s advice: “Leave every place better than you found it.”