Making A Great First Impression

Posted on March 23, 2017

Every time you meet a new person, whether in person or on the phone, you are checked-out and immediately evaluated. Right then and there, that person forms an opinion. It all works the same whether it is in the work setting or in your social life, and you only get one chance. Do you know… Read more »

What Is Your Purpose

Posted on March 17, 2017

Take a step back and ask yourself an important question: What is your purpose? You need to have a clear purpose before you dive into choosing visual aids or props for your presentation or before you begin jotting down on paper how the whole thing will be laid out. Why are giving this presentation? Define the… Read more »

Pitfalls of Customer Engagement

Posted on March 9, 2017

When you say ‘customer engagement’ you are describing the customer’s direct interaction with your company. Sometimes it makes no difference how good your product is or how strong your staff is, customers always remember their communications with your company. When you’re finished speaking with a customer, that is when s/he starts talking. The question is, what will this customer… Read more »

How to End a Presentation – Making a Good Exit

Posted on February 28, 2017

The Closing Planning the flow of a presentation, a good amount of time is spent brainstorming how the introduction and opening will go. But do you think about how you are going to end a presentation? As we all know, it is important to capture your audience’s attention right from the start!  A good opening makes them interested in hearing… Read more »

Avoiding Death by Powerpoint

Posted on February 17, 2017

Stacking the Deck!   Many PowerPoint presentation slides are just awful. Most people cannot read and listen at the same time. Remember, your slides are supposed to augment your presentation, not BE the presentation.   Slides One idea per slide – bullets are the parts of each idea. Include only key words or phases. Have as few… Read more »