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  Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Robert Graham of GrahamComm We got so many responses after our last newsletter about presenting to executives that I thought I’d throw a few more logs on the fire. There is obviously a lot of interest in learning to present Up, where time is short, questions are hard, patience is low and the stakes are high. Now I’m no Robert Cialdini (if you haven’t read his...

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10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences from Inc.com. While it’s really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it’s really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation. To make sure you don’t lose your audience, here’s Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, with ten things you should never say during...

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Dual-purpose PowerPoint deck for presenting and a handout

by Terry Gault Yes, Virginia, there is a way to make a PowerPoint deck that works as a projected presentation AND a printed handout. This topic has come up in conversations with clients twice over the last month.  Guess it’s time to do a blog post. First, it’s important to understand that every PowerPoint slide has 2 parts to it. The image that will be projected on the screen – what is typically called “the...

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