11 Deadly Presentation Sins

11 Deadly Presentation Sins: “Quick, Fun and Practical”

I was very excited to wake up this morning to another positive review for 11 Deadly Presentation Sins, this time from Nick Morgan, who’s a renowned expert on public speaking and communication. He’s counseled CEOs and presidents, has authored several books, and writes a great blog that I enjoy following, so it’s a real honor […]

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Presenters: Are You Cheating on Your Audience?

I’ve thought a lot about why people continue to give such terrible PowerPoint presentations. Certainly lack of time is an issue for many. And some feel they don’t have the skills to do better. And others clearly don’t care—they just don’t think it’s that important to try and create a visually compelling set of slides. […]

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Death by PowerPoint

Can You Make a Bad Speaker Good? (And 6 Other Questions)

I’m thrilled with early reactions to my new book, 11 Deadly Presentation Sins (in case you hadn’t heard). It’s always fascinating to hear other perspectives on something you’re so close to and immersed in. So I’ve put together the top seven questions that have been raised about the book in reviews and blurbs, on Amazon and in […]

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11 Deadly Presentation Sins

11 Deadly Presentation Sins: On Sale NOW!

The day has come. My new book, 11 Deadly Presentation Sins, is here and on sale now at most of the usual places. Whether you’re a regular public speaker, a hardcore PowerPoint user or an occasionally terrified presenter, this book offers your path to redemption. The ability to present your ideas in clear and compelling terms […]

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Questions About Public Speaking

Answers to 7 Common Questions About Public Speaking

As I prepare for the launch of my new book, 11 Deadly Presentation Sins, I’ve been thinking about the most common questions audiences ask me about public speaking. Here are my answers, along with links to further reading —here on the blog and elsewhere. 1. Which is More Important—Content or Delivery? They’re both important—probably equally […]

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Martin Luther King

Public Speaking Lessons from Martin Luther King

We rightly marvel over the genius of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But when you know the backstory, the accomplishment is even more impressive, and carries powerful public speaking lessons for anyone who has to get up in front of an audience. A Moment of Improvisation As I’ve written before, much […]

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Public Speaking Mistakes

Public Speaking Lessons from the Michael Bay Meltdown

Like everyone else, I was mortified when I saw the now-infamous video of Michael Bay melting down onstage the other day. I consume a lot of public speaking blogs and the reaction from professionals has been a good deal less voracious than from the public in general. There was a lot of empathy expressed (the phrase […]

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11 Deadly Presentation Sins

How to Get a Free Preview Copy of My New Book

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for yourself? How about a free copy of my new book, 11 Deadly Presentation Sins? For Subscribers Only This week I’ll be giving a sneak preview of the book for subscribers to my email list. If you join by tomorrow, you’ll get all the exciting details, including: A first […]

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Presenting as a group

Presenting as a Group: 6 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Public speaking can be nerve-wracking enough, but presenting as a group adds a whole new level of anxiety to the process. And when the presentation is a new business pitch, that really raises the stakes. Organizing a group presentation can be like herding cats, only with less focus and discipline. But it doesn’t have to be […]

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Stage Fright

How to Conquer Stage Fright: 10 Tips for Presenters

When I talk to audiences about presentation skills, the #1 question I get is how to handle stage fright. I’ve written about it before but it keeps coming up. And the more I read and listen, the more I learn. So here are my newly expanded Top 10 tips for handling the jitters, nerves, stage fright—whatever […]

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