Communicate & Present Whitepapers

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11 Ways to Design Your Presentation Slides for Maximum Impact
Visuals can help. They can also detract from you and from your message if your visual support is not thoughtfully created and skillfully used. Design your slides for the maximum impact.

3 Tips to Create a Better Story
Who doesn’t love a story? Whether it’s ours or theirs, fiction or non-fiction? Who doesn’t want to be drawn in and captivated? Read about key tips to creating a compelling story.

4 Key Elements to a Successful Team Sales Presentation
Some of the highest stakes sales opportunities call for a team selling approach. To succeed, you need knowledge and focus, practice, preparation and trust.

4 Keys to Present Like a Rock Star to Senior Executives
Senior Executives are one of the hardest-hitting crowds you will ever face as a presenter.

4 Tried-and-True Presentation Tips for Beginners
Want 4 easy tips to improve your public speaking and presentation skills? Then this is the whitepaper for you.

5 New Ways to Look at Acing Your Presentation
Your job may require many presentations per quarter…each on similar topics to similar audiences. How do you get better each time you present and, at the same time, keep fresh?

7 Ways to Build Better Rapport During Q&A
Little says more about you to those with whom you interact with than how you answer their questions. Some people show annoyance when a question derails their monologue. Learn how to use questions to your advantage.

8 Virtual Presentation Content Best Practices for Creating Excellence
When high-stakes business presentations must be delivered online, inadequate content becomes evident almost immediately. How to create the right content.

Authenticity and Presentation Style: Just Be Yourself
One client asked, “You are telling me to demonstrate more power and authority with greater volume AND you are telling me to be authentic. That feels like a contradiction to me. Can you help me with that?” Read more to find out how to do both.

Awaken Your Audience: How to Seize Attention in Public Speaking
We present to shift the audience’s perspective. We want to influence…We want to educate…We want to motivate. None of this can happen until you awaken your audience and get their attention.

Effective Communication Skills: What Works
Some people are just easier to get along with. Communication with them is effortless—they just “get it.” And, we also know there are some people who just don’t understand. At all. Ever.

Harnessing the Power of the Voice in Public Speaking
Tremendous subtlety of meaning is conveyed by voice. Not just nuance and emotional context, but basic meaning of words.  Read more to take advantage of the power of your voice.

How to Deliver Engaging Virtual Presentations in 6 Easy Steps
Virtual presentation expectations are increasing.  These quality-focused strategies and tactics can help enormously.

How to Facilitate Really Great Panel Discussions
A well-facilitated panel discussion is usually the result of two factors: (1) a great deal of pre-event preparation coupled with (2) the facilitator’s skillful decisions and smooth steering during the discussion

How to Prepare to Win High-Stakes Presentations
Based upon decades of research, this white paper outlines 3 key activities and behaviors to follow before the presentation that can significantly increase your odds of a winning outcome.

How to Tell a Compelling Story to Win High Stakes Presentations
The key guidelines to follow to create the content for a presentation that can significantly increase your odds of a winning outcome by using a compelling and client-focused story.

Structuring a Presentation: Vanquishing the Chaos Monster
In the beginning… it all seems like chaos. Your thoughts, your mind, what you want to get across, what you want to tell your audience. To create an effective presentation, you must create order out of this chaos.

Unique Value Proposition – Are You Setting Yourself Apart from the Competition?
Your differentiation or unique value proposition is worth the time and effort to get right.

Virtual Presentation Blueprint: 10 Tips for Success
A virtual presentation 10-point checklist for successfully designing and delivering important internal and external presentations virtually.

What to Do Before, During and After High Stakes Presentations to Win
Based upon decades of research, this white paper outlines the key activities that can significantly increase your odds of a winning outcome.

When Slides Do and Do NOT Help
Slides, when they are thoughtfully created and skillfully used, can enhance a speaker’s impact. Often, however, slides are included in ways that add little or that actually detract from a presentation. learn the key “Do’s” and “Don’ts”

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