The Three Types of Presenters

Presenters at a podium

There are thousands of types of presentations that presenters can deliver. Short ones, long ones, informational, sales, casual, formal, one-on-one, one-to-many, group presentations, and so on. But no matter how many types of presentations you can count there are really only three types of presenters. Experience matters for presenters, but only so much Those styles actually have less to do with experience than you might think and more to do with courage and commitment. In this video, I explore the … Continue reading

The One Thing You Must Control in a Presentation

Professional woman delivering a presenetation

As a presenter,  you have control of your content in a presentation but you often face a lot of things you can’t control: the space you present in, who attends, how much time you have to present. That goes with the territory. A good presenter learns to adjust to space, technology, and time. A high maintenance presenter becomes demanding about his or her space, technology, and time. There’s a time and place for the flexible presenter and the high-demand presenter. … Continue reading

The Rules of Engagement

Business people sitting around a table in a meeting

In every seminar I conduct, I always ask attendees the number one thing they want to accomplish. Hundreds of answers have emerged, but among the list, a few familiar themes have repeated over and over. Here’s one of them: How do I make my presentations, meetings, and communication more engaging? The Rules To help you do that I have started to compile a list of ways. I call the list The Rules of Engagement. The list is always growing, but … Continue reading

Beware of Jargon in Your Presentation

Videographer pointing a camera at you

If you had a talk-back interview set up with CNN, a producer or cameraperson would give you an IFB, an interruptible feedback, to use during the interview. Are you good with that? Probably not. Because you likely don’t speak TV. And like any language, if you don’t speak that language it’s just noise, not communication, to you. Use layperson’s language The producer or cameraperson would give you one of those squiggly earpieces, the kind you see Secret Service Agents wearing. … Continue reading