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Oh, what tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive. How much more tangled when the people we deceive are ourselves? In the book “Decisive, How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work,” Chip Heath and Dan Heath explore the complex dynamics behind the decisions we make and where those decisions lead.
“Decisive” challenges assumptions about how we process and use the immense amount of information we encounter daily, asking the question: Can we do better?[…] Continue Reading »
You may be preparing for a quarterly review, analyst meeting or product launch. Perhaps you find yourself readying for that next big sales pitch, upcoming conference or trade show speech. As you prepare, stop and ask yourself:
“What is the value of this presentation to my listeners? Am I giving them what they need in a way they can easily understand?”
How you answer these questions may in fact determine how effective you are when you step up to speak.[…] Continue Reading »
Do you freeze up every time you have to communicate your ideas to people in positions of power? Do you clam up at meetings because you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing?
It may have been a few years since you graduated from B-school. Since then, you’ve done dozens, maybe hundreds, of formal and informal presentations to employees, investors, managers, clients, and others.
Now ask yourself, “How effective am I really? Do my presentations motivate others to action? Are they inspiring?”
If it’s been a while since someone congratulated you for a stupendous presentation, perhaps you could use a mini refresher in presentation pointers.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: What’s more important in a leader’s presentation?
- Consistency: The leader’s actions following the presentation must match what he/she said: 65.18%
- Confidence: The way the leader carries himself/herself and delivers the message is critical: 23.08%
- Content: The information the leader presents is the most important thing: 11.74%
It’s not the presentation.[…] Continue Reading »