Why “keeping it simple” is never easyJune 20, 2019
Writing the previous post brought to mind an amusing—but also highly pertinent—tale I read some time ago in the...0
Slides or not, speakers should always aim for dialogueMay 20, 2019
Some pertinent feedback I received after the previous post has caused me to reflect back on what I wrote,...
Is making slides look beautiful worth the effort?May 5, 2019
Reflecting further on the theme of adding more dynamism to our presentations, I realize that there is at least...
Five ideas to increase your connection with listenersApril 14, 2019
Last time, I suggested that we turn our attention to some practical ideas for making meetings and presentations more...
Why are so many meetings so boring?April 1, 2019
In the transition from conversation mode to presentation mode, the initial high energy level is often lost.
The problem with presentationsJanuary 20, 2019
For the first entry of the new year, I choose to travel a bit further along the road we...
To slide or not to slide: reflections on PowerPointOctober 11, 2017
This week, I was thinking about writing something more about our recent themes—polarization, the power of story, or the...
Back to basics: what is the real power of story?September 22, 2017
In the previous post, I mentioned that this is a time when my client work has converged with my...
Storytelling in formal presentations: mixing the rational with the personalSeptember 11, 2017
After my last post, concerning the growing polarization in politics and in society at large, I fully intended to...