Presentation Skills

3 Ways Executive Presence Steals the Show

The difference between a good presentation and one that brings the house down is simple: YOU! Executive presence is the essence of leadership, and notable speakers maintain it across all stages—including the really big ones. Think MLK, Kennedy, Oprah, Churchill. No matter the occasion, their presence conveyed confidence, competence, commitment and authenticity to the [...]

How Will Broadway Improve Your Presentation?

From start-up entrepreneurs to industry leaders, actors have knowledge to impart on many different careers outside of acting.  Most roles in the business world could take a cue from Hollywood and Broadway. In fact, many well-known speakers, like Steve Jobs, relied on the sage advice Broadway actors to ignite their live presentations. How can you harness the benefits of [...]

Dress to Impress for Your Next Presentation

What do TED speaker Amy Cuddy, image consultant Marian Rothschild and market researcher, real estate investor and style advisor Scott Dunstall have in common? Answer: They all think you should dress better. How an audience perceives you is half the battle when you walk out on stage. People make an assumption within the first 15 seconds of meeting a [...]

3 Tips from the Top TED Talk Tips to Run Your Most Successful Team Meeting Yet

You call a meeting--everyone groans and trudges to the conference room, already absorbed in their smart phones. Wouldn't a creative and engaging meeting be a nice change? Will that happen? Probably not--poor communication runs rampant in meetings. But a talented communicator can fix all of the pitfalls of the typical meeting. A Harvard Business [...]

March Madness Teaches You How to Command The Room With Your Next Speech

It's that time of year again: March Madness gets down to the Sweet 16. High pressure scenarios like this can make us or break us. March Madness is no different: it tells us much about leadership and performing. Both are essential to elevating your presentation skills with executive presence. So what exactly is executive presence [...]

Increase Your Bandwidth With These 3 Tech-Savvy Speaking Tips

In these fast times where Tweeting has become the ultimate form of communication, speakers need to connect with their audience at lightning speed. And that doesn't always mean in the boardroom--or in the same room at all. Virtual meetings have become a staple in this tech-savvy era, but what about the dreaded virtual presentation? How [...]

How to Handle Hecklers: Avoiding Negativity While Presenting

So, you’ve just finished your speech and have asked for any questions from the audience. The first person you call on begins to berate you and your topic. It’s official: you have a heckler. How did it come to this? What should you do? Even well-seasoned speakers can be unsure of how to handle negativity [...]