Archive for presentation SmartBlogs

Speaking at a conference is an exciting and challenging prospect. It’s also good professional development. Taking a speaking role builds your self-confidence, shows your expertise and supports a key leadership communication skill: public speaking. But not all speakers are created equal.

The last conference I attended featured more than 20 speakers. Each one had proven expertise and know-how, but there was a large divide between the effective and ineffective speakers.[…] Continue Reading »

The parental prompting to say “thank you” is a common childhood experience. Most of us remember when we were young, our mothers repeating over and over: “Say thank you”; “Don’t forget to say thank you”; “Did you say thank you?” And it was for good reason: to teach us to be polite and express sincere and heartfelt gratitude when it is appropriate.[…] Continue Reading »

How to give an impressive presentation; Google+ invites corporations to the party; and why some say Google+ will never come out on top.

It’s all in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Social Media:

Image credit: narvikk, via iStockphoto[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Small Business — tracks feedback from small-business owners. We run the poll question each Thursday in our e-newsletter.

Two weeks ago, we asked: What do you think about Microsoft PowerPoint presentations?

  • It depends on who’s giving them: 58.79%
  • They’re OK: 23.03%
  • I love them: 10.91%
  • I hate them: 7.27%

I understand the mixed reviews on PowerPoint.[…] Continue Reading »