How to Deliver a Bad Presentation

What happens when someone forces you to deliver a bad presentation? You didn't design the speech. You didn't even create the endless slideshow. However, you are the one who has to stand in front of the group and deliver this gem. So, how do you deliver a bad...

Train-the-Trainer Model, How to Create a Train-the-Trainer Course

Train-the-Trainer Model, How to Create a Train-the-Trainer Course

The Train-the-Trainer Model is very common in the business world. However, many Train-the-Trainer programs have big flaws. A good analogy of what happens during this process is the old "telephone game." Put ten people in a room. Whisper a phrase with more than 10...

101 Public Speaking Tips

This is our "Public Speaking 101" page. We are publishing it in honor of our 101st podcast. Below is a list of 101 public speaking tips to help you reduce stage fright and become more self-confident. Don't try to memorize all 101 tips, and don't try to apply every...

Present a Bid Proposal- Great Sales Presentation Outline

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you present a bid proposal. Here is the scenario... You have done your homework. A team at your company painstakingly created the perfect sales proposal. In fact, the potential client was so impressed, that they moved you to...

How to Present a Proposal to Management

You have identified a problem or opportunity for your company. Now you need to get approval. So, how do you present a proposal to management that will get approved? The process is actually pretty simple. The method of how to present a proposal to management that we...

Business Presentation Coaching: Should You Get a Presentation Coach?

Business Presentation Coaching: Should You Get a Presentation Coach?

Do you need a business presentation coach? Well... It depends... Last week, I gave several different reasons why presentation skills are important to business success. Great presentation skills can create opportunities for advancement and increase income. How exactly...

The Importance of Presentation Skills in the Workplace

The Importance of Presentation Skills in the Workplace

I was reminded this week about the importance of presentation skills in the workplace. Three participants in my presentation skills class in Detroit taught job placement skills. I noticed a couple of interesting things as the class went on. First, these participants...

Tell a Story in Your Speech and Reduce Public Speaking Fear

Tell a Story in Your Speech and Reduce Public Speaking Fear

Feel nervous about speaking in public? Tell a story in your speech (early), and you can reduce public speaking fear dramatically. One of the first public speaking secrets that we share in our public speaking training classes is that stories are your friend. When you...

Persuasive Speech: How to Write a Persuasive Speech

Persuasive Speech: How to Write a Persuasive Speech

Want to learn how to write a persuasive speech? Want to make sure that you persuade your audience without raising resentment? Well, if you use the techniques that you likely learned in school, you will often fail at both of these goals. In high school, you most likely...

How to Overcome Glossophobia (An Irrational Fear of Public Speaking)

How to Overcome Glossophobia (An Irrational Fear of Public Speaking)

Want to know how to overcome glossophobia? Does stage fright sometimes make you pass up opportunities in your career? Do you feel like you have an irrational fear of public speaking? You are not alone! Glossophobia or the fear of public speaking is very common. After...

Short Anecdotes for Speeches and Parables to Amaze Your Audience

Short Anecdotes for Speeches and Parables to Amaze Your Audience

Short anecdotes for speeches are a fantastic way to end a presentation with a bang. These stories can be fiction, actual incidents from history, or even just funny stories from your own personal life. When you deliver them well, though, they have a lasting impact. I...