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Presenter Personalities for Podcasts

Podcasts and presentations are inherently different. Podcasts, while often scripted, are quite free-form, and sometimes the magic is in the editing. Presentations, however, are generally given live, so there is little room for error. With the growing popularity of podcasts, and with the launch of Apple‘s new suite of podcast tools, many of our clients have been asking us if they are the right candidates for this new endeavor. We’ve...

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Interacting With Your Audience When You Aren’t Presenting

What you do when you aren’t speaking is often just as important as what you do when you are. The moments before and after your presentation should be spent interacting with your audience members. That might be tough because prior to your presentation, you might be experiencing some nerves. And following your presentation, you might be eager to leave and process how you did. But you can use these 2 simple goals to make sure you get...

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Defining Your Presentation Brand: Elevate, Solidify, and Communicate

Brands, and logos, and mission statements aren’t just for companies. If you are regularly presenting, you need to establish your presentation brand. But what does that mean? In the world of public speaking, it’s primarily a combination of two things: style and marketing. Style Each and every presenter has his or her own style. Some presenters are known for being more spontaneous and laid back. Others tend to be more polished and...

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Using Humor Even When Talking About Tough Stuff

In his TEDx Talk which is just over 10 minutes, Ron Finley makes the audience laugh five times. Want to guess what his talk is about? It’s about inner city food deserts. And gardening in South Central Los Angeles. Not exactly a funny topic. But Finely makes use of an ancient rhetorical tradition to truly capture his audience: humor. He knows that if he can keep his audience laughing, he can keep them listening. So he weaves jokes,...

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3 Ways to Elevate Your Credibility as a Presenter

In almost any job, you can get complacent. You can do what you’ve always done, and you’ll probably be just fine. The same goes for public speaking. But if you want to push yourself to grow and improve, you’ll need some new tactics and methods. Today we want to look at three ways you can elevate your credibility by citing great sources, leveraging silence, and upgrading your visuals. So what is credibility? In his 2015 TEDx talk...