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Inspiration trumps clicks

I was very proud of the work of my client, Peter Arvai, the CEO of Prezi. Peter delivered a meaningful talk at the Bits & Pretzels conference in Germany in late September 2015. The video is embedded below. Notice the presentation best practices that Peter models during the talk: He opens with a compelling personal story that incorporates all the elements of good storytelling: Characters, conflict, dialogue, high stakes, and a big helping of personal...

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Accelerate your Time To Mastery with Daily Practice

by Terry Gault of The Henderson Group Back in 1997, early in my own practice of getting certified to lead workshops for The Henderson Group, I had a significant epiphany. It occurred to me that if I practiced daily the precepts and techniques that I was learning and starting to teach, it would make it much harder NOT to certify me.  In other words, if my daily practice was impeccable, it dramatically increased the likelihood that David...

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11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance

11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance by Inc.com Sure, you control your body. But your body can also control you. Simple gestures, simple postures — each can make a dramatic impact on how you think, feel, and act. Best of all you don’t have to be a yogi or athlete — you can just be you. Only now you will be a better you. — Jeff Haden   Be More Determined...

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What The Heck Should I Do with My Hands?

by Terry Gault This question often comes up in my conversations with clients. Speaking in front of a group of people, it’s easy to feel exposed and self-conscious—which tends to exacerbate any anxiety we may feel about how we represent ourselves or how we feel about the strength of our content. The main goal is learning to be self-aware (so that we know how we are representing ourselves) and can make choices in the moment....

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What the heck do I do with my hands?!?

by Terry Gault Try using broader gestures.  They draw the eye and project dynamism.  Develop a vocabulary of gestures.  They are both an effective and efficient way to communicate. An example where more dynamic gestures will fit is when you provide the audience with a list as in, “The first point that’s important is #1 …”  Often clients will use what I call the Small List.  Their elbows are close to their body and their...

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Peter Weyland at TED 2023: I Will Change the World

by Terry Gault I came across this interesting video today.  It looks like Ridley Scott has either woven the idea of TED into an upcoming movie or simply envisioned a future TED talk.  Nonetheless, it is an impressive video. Here are a handful of observations about this video speaking from a presentation standpoint. Guy Pearce plays the character of Peter Weyland beautifully as a masterful presenter. Pearce strides on stage with arms spread wide as though...

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The Power of Passion (video)

The Henderson Group‘s first video featuring Terry Gault in a series of presentation tips and techniques. YouTube / thehendersongroup – via Iframely How to scale up the energy?  Expand your vocal range for greater emphasis.  Not only will it help to hold audience attention, but also you’ll telegraph how you feel about what you are saying.  Scaling up the energy will command more attention and project more confidence and charisma. Broader gestures draw the eye and...

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Complete Communicator – June 2010, San Francisco

Once a quarter The Henderson Group holds a “By Invitation Only” Complete Communicator workshop in San Francisco, led by our VP of Services, Terry Gault.  The next one is scheduled for June 24-25, 2010. Our work has to be experienced to truly understand its value.  We use these workshops as a way to introduce our work experientially to new prospective clients.

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Complete Communicator Workshop, March 11-12, 2010

  Once a quarter The Henderson Group holds a “By Invitation Only” Complete Communicator workshop in San Francisco, led by our VP of Services, Terry Gault.  The next one is scheduled for March 11-12, 2010. Our work has to be experienced to truly understand its value.  We use these workshops as a way to introduce our work experientially to new prospective clients.  For more information, contact Chuck Kuglen.

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