presentation skills training

The Secret Structure of Great Talks

Nancy Duarte, an American writer, speaker, and CEO has uncovered a remarkable ‘secret’. In Duarte’s study of the work of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and other source material, she uncovered a presentation structure that she believes can make any presentation memorable, create emotional responses, and drive audiences to take action. She discovered that Steve Jobs presentation launching the first iPhone and Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech both use this structure. She...

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Are people listening to your voice?

by  Terry Gault Our voice is a very important part of how you speak.  If you are not using your voice effectively, your audience may not be listening. As a trained actor, I spent years learning how to use my voice effectively. Sound and communication expert Julian Treasure, in his talk at TEDGlobal imparts genuine wisdom on what makes an effective speaking voice that will be heard.  

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“Last moment” story shifts how client represents himself at major conference

by Terry Gault of The Henderson Group Nishanth Anil is a Bangalore-based Developer Evangelist at Xamarin, one our clients. Xamarin provides their customers with 3 capabilities for mobile software: Build: A platform for cross-platform mobile application development that delivers native apps and reuse of 70% of code. They promise: “Create native iOS, Android, Mac and Windows apps in C#. Xamarin apps look and feel native because they are.” Test: A cloud-based testing service to ensure...

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Upcoming Dates for 2015 Henderson Group Workshops

February 19-20, 2015 – Complete Communicator with Terry Gault San Francisco, CA. Over 95% of the workforce must interact with others in order to do their jobs, and communication skills are the number one factor affecting employee relationships with customers, superiors and colleagues. The Complete Communicator work combines communication techniques in an intense, highly individualized, skills development program. Employees learn to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups, standing before large audiences, and over the phone...

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New Prezi Survey: 70% Say Presentation Skills Are Critical

by Terry Gault Just saw this piece and felt it was worth sharing with our readers.  What’s surprising is that the survey revealed that 20% of respondents would rather lose the respect of colleagues than deliver a presentation.  That’s a sad statistic.  ;-( Seventy percent of employed Americans who give presentations agree that presentation skills are critical to their success at work, according to a new Prezi survey. My first reaction? The other 30% don’t know...

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The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them

by Chuck Kuglen Google is pretty smart as a company. But as companies go, they too have a lot of morons working there. Let’s not take them too seriously as they begin to get into virtually every aspect of our lives. A “very” well qualified friend recently told me, for example, that one of their “People leaders” told him they did not want him to meet his hiring manager early in the hiring process. They...

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