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Tis the Season for the FlyBy

Noun: FlyBy The thoughtful, brief exchange of ideas by spoken words. Synonyms: Chat, short presentation, purposeful small talk, brief conversation. Examples: I was walking downtown and had a FlyBy with an old friend to update her on my latest job. At the party I had a...

Lean In and Move Up

On Tuesday, October 23rd, The Wall Street Journal published an entire section on Women in the Workplace. One particular article caught my eye: Women are Leaning In, Now Companies Need to Lean in Too, by Sheryl Sandburg (COO of Facebook and Author of Lean In) and...

Top Three Ways to Deliver Data

You know the scenarios: you’ve been working with complicated numbers for months and it’s finally time to present your findings to your colleagues.  Or maybe your company has a new system that can give you 25 pages of extremely useful data to help you wow your client...

Four Presentation Mistakes to Avoid

I usually never start with the negative, but if you avoid these four mistakes…watch your audience tune in. 1.Speakers Think It’s All About Them. A speaker should invest first in who their audience is and what their audience is focused on.  Ask: What do they care...

Swaying the Skeptics

Your typical presentation tactics aren’t connecting with everyone in your audience. Need a quick fix to sway the skeptics?  Tell a story. Stories aren’t just about entertainment. In a business setting, stories can make your message more memorable, more relatable, and...