What Improv is and Why it Matters – Benefits

In my previous post on improv, I said about improv, “It requires thinking on one’s feet. More importantly, it requires working with the other actors in the scene — each player must be able to respond to and lead the others with lines and actions that enhance the scene and make it entertaining for the […]
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Delivery Techniques for a Powerful Presentation

Now it is time to determine what methods you will use to deliver your presentation. We will cover appearance through question and answer techniques. Here are some tips: Appearance: be smart and business like be well groomed and tidy Language: suit the language to the audience be as formal or informal as is appropriate avoid […]
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Designing a Memorable Presentation

“As soon as you move one step up from the bottom, your effectiveness depends on your ability to reach others through the spoken and written word.” –Peter F. Drucker   What is the one big idea you want to leave with your audience? It should be short, memorable, and in subject-verb-object sequence. Communication Channels Factual […]
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Four Steps to Creating an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

Do your slides suck the life out of your PowerPoint presentations?  If so, here are four critical steps to creating great PowerPoint slides that you can use right now. I think we can all agree that the PowerPoint slide in the picture is truly ugly. I’m embarrassed to say that, recently, one of my sons created […]
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Three Things to Recognize About Grammar for Effective Communication

Worrying about grammar when you’re writing will make you a worse rather than a better writer. That doesn’t mean grammar doesn’t matter…it just doesn’t matter the way you think it does. There seem to be a lot of people who believe that someone, somewhere wrote a specification for the English language…and that we do a […]
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