Presentation software can be a wonderful tool if used correctly. It can also be a dangerous distraction that interferes with communication rather than facilitating it. The line between the two is thin.
This is a guest post by Patricia Fripp, executive speech coach.
It never ceases to amaze me how many talented and well-educated people attend networking events yet overlook their big chance to be memorable by developing a mini-presentation for audiences of one to five. Here are some strategies that let you walk into a room with quiet self-assurance, confident that people will enjoy meeting you and will recall you afterward:
I spoke at the Morning Mojo networking group held at Citibank about Communicating with Impact. Business is not about the numbers. Business is about communication and the numbers simply reflect how well you communicate.
An astute reader of the this blog, David Meerman Scott, pinged me after Tuesday’s blog post and said, “Aren’t you going to provide examples?” And that was such a sensible suggestion that I hasten to oblige. So here is The Evolution of Public Speaking (and acting) Part 2. I begin with the wonderful Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet, the famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy.