7 Fun Ways to Make Zoom Meetings More Interesting and Interactive

7 Fun Ways to Make Zoom Meetings More Interesting and Interactive

Are your Zoom meetings kind of... well... blah? Want to make them more fun, interesting, and interactive? Below are seven of our best tips to help you jazz up your next online meeting. Keep in mind that anytime a conversation is one-sided, it will be boring for the...

How to Deliver a PowerPoint Presentation Designed by Someone Else

How to Deliver a PowerPoint Presentation Designed by Someone Else

Narrating a PowerPoint Presentation designed by someone else can be very challenging. In fact, one of the fastest ways to increase public speaking fear and make your PowerPoint presentations sound canned and… well boring, is to try to deliver a PowerPoint slideshow...

Frequently Asked Questions About Public Speaking and Presentations

Frequently Asked Questions About Public Speaking and Presentations

When folks are having challenges with public speaking, they will often contact us with questions. Since all of our consultants are both professional presenters and public speaking coaches, we thought it might be a good idea to answer a few of the most frequently asked...

Impromptu Speech Tips and How to Speak Confidently Off the Cuff

One of the most terrifying moments as a speaker is when you are sitting in a meeting, minding your own business, and someone asks you to stand up and give an impromptu speech. Surveys show that public speaking, in general, causes a lot of fear and nervousness. This...

How to Design Killer Content for Blogs and Motivational Speeches

How to Design Killer Content for Blogs and Motivational Speeches

Looking for an easy way to create killer content for your blog? Or, are you trying to design a motivational speech for your team? In this post, I cover a simple way to create content that your audience will love. The technique works equally well if whether you are...

Nuts and Bolts about How to Deliver Webinars and Online Meetings

Nuts and Bolts about How to Deliver Webinars and Online Meetings

This part three of a three-part series on webinars and live online meetings. In this episode, I'll show you a few of the technical secrets about how I deliver the actual webinars. I'm going to cover the best online meeting platforms to use along with sound and video...

How to Create Webinar Content to Maximize Audience Retention

How to Create Webinar Content to Maximize Audience Retention

Continuing in our three-part webinar series, in this episode/post, we'll cover how to create webinar content to help you maximize audience retention. In the last episode, we covered 7 Important Things that You Should Know about Online Meetings before you start. Next...

7 Important Things that You Need to Know about Live Online Meetings

7 Important Things that You Need to Know about Live Online Meetings

One of the most common questions that we receive in our public speaking classes is, "Do the things that you are teaching us about in-person presentations change when you are on a webinar or an online platform?" The answer to that question is both "Yes" and "No". The...

How to Write Words that Sell a Product or Service

How to Write Words that Sell a Product or Service

We have spent a lot of time focusing on using a speech or presentation to sell a product or service. Let's back up a little and talk about how to write copy that sells. For instance, how to write an article that sells a product or service. The techniques will help you...

How to End Your Presentation with a Bang

So you've spent days (maybe weeks) putting together a killer presentation. Now, you stand up with confidence, present every bullet point with poise, and then you get all the way to the end... and the presentation just fizzles. It's like a marathon runner who trains...