The Passive Aggressive Meeting

It’s Monday morning, which means millions of staff meetings are coming to order across Corporate America. The majority of presentations we make take place in internal meetings. When I work with clients on meetings, one of the biggest frustrations I hear about is the lack of clarity around decisions. Despite an agreed upon course of…

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March 30th, 2014

How we present shapes how people perceive our intelligence and experience. Despite the frequency that we present, and its importance to our career, few of us have received training on the disciplines that go into becoming an effective speaker. I want to change this. After working with clients on individual presentations, I developed a methodology…

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3 phrases to diffuse tense Q&A sessions

Presenters either enjoy the Q&A session, or would rather do away with it altogether. Whether this part of the presentation is where you feel the most or the least comfortable, practicing and incorporating some key transition phrases can help you keep, if not strengthen, your connection with the audience. Avoid responses like “Thank you for…

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