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“Keep up, sit up and shut up.” The Poor Presenter’s Prayer?

I have to credit my wife with this one.  She has been giving me excellent forthright feedback for nearly 40 years, and this morning over breakfast was no exception.  She was explaining something to me, and to be honest I … Continue reading

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THE definitive list of ways to handle questions. (Or is it?)

I’ve blogged before about the options you have when someone asks you a question.  These are particularly handy when you’re making a presentation, although they come in handy when being interviewed as well.  Politicians use them all the time. Since … Continue reading

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Leading through storytelling

I was running a Leadership workshop a couple of weeks ago with a bunch of Innovation leaders in a European Telecoms company.  We were working in their Innovation Centre, a closely guarded environment in the bowels of the building.  It … Continue reading

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7 ways to not answer a question when you are Presenting.

There are people on the planet who believe that when they are presenting they are required to answer any question they may be asked.  Believing that they, and only they, must answer any question thrown at them, they then do … Continue reading

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What presenters can learn from Martin Luther King: the power of images.

Martin Luther King is somewhat high profile this month, 50 years after making his transformational “I have a dream” speech in Washington on August 28th 1963. Enough has been said and written about the political impact that speech had on … Continue reading

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The 5 things you can do with a question, apart from answer it!

This one comes up a lot in Presentation Skills training: “What do I do if I get asked a question and I don’t know the answer?’ People get overly stressed by this, and as a result spend way too much … Continue reading

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