Archive for the ‘Presentation Skills’ Category

How to Present Your Professional Value When You Are Over 50 – Part 3

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Walt, a 58-year-old accomplished professional, is unfortunately still languishing “in between engagements”. Walt, even though you are an introvert, you can show presence. A number of middle-aged introverts like you have admonished me for stressing the importance of presence over substance as outlined in my previous two blogs about presence. Once again, I need to stress […]

How to Present Your Professional Value When You Are Over 50 – Part 2

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Fake it till you become it! How well do you display confidence, credibility and charisma? How well do you project a sense of ease, poise or self assurance? How strong is your presence in front of others? It’s your brain that determines how to send the right signals. Mind, voice and body in sync determine how […]

How to present your professional value when you are over 50 – Part 1

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Regardless of the situation, you are being judged the minute you’re seen — especially in a job interview situation. Appearance is a small part of that judgment. Your presence is the key factor in your favor for presenting your professional value for a win/win. What do I mean by presence is the key factor? Dictionary […]

Aristotle on Modes of Persuasion

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The more things change, the more they stay the same. For example, here are the wise words of Aristotle on the modes of persuasion. “Of the modes of persuasion furnished by the spoken word there are three kinds; The first kind depends on the personal character of the speaker, The second on putting the audience into […]

Listening – The Lost Art – Part 2

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A meaningful conversation is not a highly competitive tennis match. It’s not about who scores more points. It is not an opportunity to pontificate — to show off. If there is a goal to listening, it is to learn as much as you can about the other person. Most people would rather talk than listen. The […]

How to Successfully Conduct a Skype or FaceTime Interview

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The traditional, in-person, face-to-face job interview is rapidly being replaced with digital interviews — mainly through Skype and Verizon’s FaceTime. Skype is a free program that enables you — via the Internet — to connect with people all over the world, with video and audio connections, at no cost to them or to you. FaceTime is […]

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts. And even that’s not enough for you to be fully understood. There’s a big difference between what someone says as opposed to what they’re really saying. And this is where emotional intelligence comes into play. How sharp are your skills in reading the […]

As a Presenter and Leader can you Paint the Black?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

A presenter who can “ paint the black ” has learned how to understand the audience, how to create a presentation specific to that audience, and practiced and developed the skills to successfully “paint the black.” Avid and knowledgeable baseball fans understand what it means to “paint the black.” It’s all about precision. A baseball […]

The key to a great first impression

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The key to a great first impression is not what you think it is. Remember, you don’t get a second chance. You’re being judged the minute someone lays eyes on you. More important than clothing and grooming, setting that first impression is your posture. I don’t care what your profession is. I don’t care if […]

Are you just a talking head?

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Basics you need to know before presenting face-to-face with your audience. Spend the necessary time to analyze your audience. Don’t just be a talking head. Who are they? Why did they come to your presentation in the first place? Did you learn what your audience might want to take away from your presentation? How can your […]