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A presenter showing off a PowerPoint presentation

When coaching people in presentation skills I like to use video examples to see how they react to various presentation styles. Two clips always draws a moan—the clip of an auto worker laboring at the podium to read his presentation and the clip of a CEO with a monotone delivery reading his testimony to Congress. Reading perfectly or stumbling through a text have similar outcomes: They lose the audience. The American Management Association recently conducted a survey among its members to see … Continue reading