Category Archives: public speaking

Presentation Review Form

In 1996 I attended a training course presented by Franklin Quest (Now FranklinCovey) called “Presentation Advantage.” In addition to the course workbook, the handouts included a Presentation Review form that is no longer available. The form was designed to guide the … Continue reading

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Why we know less than ever about the world

I watched a brief yet revealing TED talk this morning by Public Radio International CEO, Alisa Miller, titled “Why we know less than ever about the world.” Sadly, American news media spends most of their resources focusing on myopic issues, … Continue reading

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“Let’s take a five minute break.”

These six words can invite chaos into the classroom. Whether you’re teaching online or in a more traditional setting, getting adults back to class after a five or ten minute break can be a challenge. A few years ago I came up with … Continue reading

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Benazir Bhutto and Pakistani Politics

Benazir Bhutto, Former Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was assassinated today after a political rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Over a dozen of her supporters were killed and many more were injured. At least one of the attackers … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot: Stop Bullet Point Overkill

  Bullets points are not the answer. What value do they add to a presentation when the text is already in a 28 point font and is the only text on the screen? If you must use bullet points, use them sparingly and … Continue reading

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There is no “us” in Lectern

  In most training environments a lectern is an unnecessary barrier between you and the audience. Unless you are reading an extended portion of text or perceive your audience as hostile, as one might in the Whitehouse Press Briefing Room, … Continue reading

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