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This week we continue our series “Moving Up the Value Chain of Speaking Approaches” with a look at the Catalyst presentation approach.

If you missed the previous articles in the series, see:

The catalyst: Mover and shaker of tomorrow

Are you a business leader who believes passionately that changing the status quo is not only possible, but absolutely necessary, to contribute to the growth of your company?[…] Continue Reading »

In my capacities as executive coach and professional development provider, I regularly prepare presentations for live and Web audiences. Whether the focus is on content or sales, I know the importance of a strong presentation in delivering value to clients and promoting my business.

We have all attended great presentations that left us wanting more. And then there were the ones that gave us the itch to get up or log out.[…] Continue Reading »

My son is all grown up now and studying hard at university, but when he was a small boy and was naughty I remember the following dialogue.

Me: “Reece, why did you do that?”

Reece: “I don’t know.”

Me: “But Reece, you know better than that.”

Reece: “I know, Dad”

Me: “Well, if you know, why did you do it?”

Reece: “I don’t know.”

As adults, how many times do you find yourself or others doing what they know full well they shouldn’t do but doing it anyway?[…] Continue Reading »

A few weeks ago we kicked off our series, ”Moving Up the Value Chain of Speaking Approaches” with a look at the Expert presentation approach.

If you missed the previous articles in the series, see:

Business leaders know firsthand the importance of aligning a team and galvanizing members to take action.[…] Continue Reading »

What’s your goal when you step up to speak? Winning that next big piece of business, getting that hard-earned promotion, or becoming known as a mover and shaker? To achieve results, your presentation has to provide the value your listeners want and expect. If it doesn’t, your all-important goal may slip through your fingers.

Does your approach to speaking add the value your listeners need?[…] Continue Reading »