structure

What Rehearsing Does for Introverts, Extroverts

You’ve heard the key to speaking well is in preparation, right? Well some think preparation means planning, and only that. Others think planning means coming up with an idea to share. Imagine the following scenario: John shows up ready to speak with his detailed notes in front of him. He has proof that he has .. read more

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Avoid “if all else fails”. Rehearse!

They say, “if all else fails, read instructions.” In essence, get a preview of what to expect when you attempt something, especially after you don’t get what you expected. When it comes to speaking in public, doing so without first rehearsing is inviting “all else” to “fail”. Do you really want that “when all else fails” .. read more

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Resources of note

In the past I have blogged about books that have supported my coaching business – see this. Today my focus is on videos that has expanded my thinking of presentations – how to present, effective deliveries, and great topics. For this, I turn to a few TED talks. Let’s start with Nancy Duarte. In this conversation she focuses on the .. read more

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On March 9th, 2012, posted in: Delivery, presentation videos, structure, TED, topic, visuals by

We love structure!

I so enjoy the picture on this post. As a work of art it is compelling, focused and fun. I love the structure and where it takes my eyes. Not always do I enjoy structure. I don’t like being confined to a desk, told what to do and how to do it. But when it .. read more

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On December 8th, 2011, posted in: introvert, networking, structure by