What if Someone Talks Too Much During Your Presentation?

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. Read more

What if Someone Falls Asleep During Your 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? Read more

5 Biggest Mistakes Men Make When Dressing for a Presentation

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 speak. Read more

5 Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Dressing for a Presentation

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 mouth to speak. Read more

What Should I Wear for a Presentation?

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: Read more

“Own” the Room Before, During, and AFTER Your 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.” Read more

What Presenters Should Be Doing One Week Before a Big Speech

In the days leading up to a presentation, savvy speakers are mindful of prep work that will help them bring their “A Game” to the platform when it really counts. Read more

Use This App To Capture Fresh Presentation Ideas

Sometimes we are in the least opportune locations doing the most mundane of tasks when struck with sudden bursts of brilliance. We must be prepared to capture these ideas when they come to us. Idea journals are great collection plates for random thoughts and new ideas for presentations. So is your Notes App. Read more

What Should Speakers Be Doing Right Before They Go on Stage?

In a physical sense, what are some action ideas to follow in the moments leading up to your presentation so you can bring your “A Game” to the platform when it really counts? Read more

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