by Larry Tracy (c)Tracy Presentation Skills 2006. All rights reserved. (This article is the second of a four-part series originally published in 2006 and 2007. Read Part 1 here.) The Murder Board is a rigorous simulation which allows presenters to hone speaking skills, and anticipate questions and objections. It is to the speaker what the Read more →

by Larry Tracy (c)Tracy Presentation Skills 2006. All rights reserved. (This article is the first of a four-part series originally published in 2006 and 2007.) What a name—the Murder Board! It sounds like something Tony Soprano might convene, doesn’t it? But, despite the macabre name, it has nothing to do with a criminal act and Read more →

by Naphtali Barsky (Publishers’ note: we heard Naphtali give a presentation on this topic and asked him to write this article about it. His comparison is unique and interesting.) Ever since I taught myself to juggle at age eleven, I have had an easy time teaching others, even those who claim they could never juggle. Read more →

I’m sitting in my beach chair, facing the ocean, trying to keep my feet within the shadow of the beach umbrella. It’s hot—in the nineties. The sky is a little hazy. The sand is hot, so I sit where it’s cooler, close to the shore. Through the ear buds of my iPhone, I hear the Read more →

by Allan Kaufman and Allan Misch (These 2 killer Presentation Truths are excerpts from our book and 2-CD set, Presentation Truths Revealed—101 Universal Principles to Propel Your Speaking Success.) Mark Twain said, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all Read more →

By Allan Misch Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful technology that will help you communicate more effectively with your audience and influence how your audience feels and what they do. Most importantly it will enable you to control how you feel. What Is NLP? NLP originated from the research of Richard Bandler and John Grinder. Read more →

by Allan Misch How many times have you said to yourself, “Oh no, another boring, dull PowerPoint presentation?” You know, the kind that makes you fall asleep with slide after slide of never-ending bullet points, paragraphs of text and capitalized text. Or do you sometimes feel like you’re drowning in a sea of animated text Read more →

by Craig Valentine Why is it that some speaker stories do not connect? Why is it that other speakers connect deeply with each story they tell? What is the difference that makes the difference? There are actually two! All of us know to tell speaker stories and make points. The problem is that, in our Read more →

by Allan Kaufman and Allan Misch When was the last time you gave yourself presentation feedback? Most people just don’t do it. When did you last ask your audience for presentation feedback? Giving presentations is pointless if your audience is not benefiting from listening to you. So how do you know if you are progressing Read more →

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