The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Humor During a Presentation

Audience members tend to gravitate toward speakers who highlight their presentations with humor, and they prove to be more receptive to the overall message. However, humor has its share of do’s and don’ts: Read more

Take Care of Your Voice for Virtual Presentations

While the nationwide quarantine and shelter-in-place restrictions have spawned numerous webinars and posts about how to rock your next virtual meeting (and I know, because I have written many myself), here’s one topic that has not been addressed much: how to take care of your voice. Read more

Live and Virtual Presentation Tip: Voice Your Vocal Vitality

If YOU don’t sound interested in what you’re saying during your presentation, your audience certainly won’t be. Read more

How to Organize the Talking Points of Your Live or Virtual Presentation

Whether presenting virtually or before a live audience, speakers should not leave their talking points to chance. Read more

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