Waiting to be admitted to the Zoom meeting, you feel the nerves begin to set in. With each passing minute, confidence slowly turns to anxiety and tension as you second guess yourself – Do you have the right meeting ID? How well do you really know your material? Did you

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Looking for the secret to an engaging virtual presentation?! The movies have mastered the art of engaging audiences on-screen from years of practice and experimentation. While your virtual presentation doesn’t have to be worthy of an Oscar’s nod, it does pay to use these movie secrets for an engaging virtual presentation

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It’s time to energize your virtual presentation! When presenting on video, salespeople rarely speak with as much personality or energy as they would naturally use in their personal lives – we tend to tone things down, flatten them out, or pull them in when sitting in front of a screen.

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Are you having trouble getting customers to respond and interact when on a virtual call?! The problem is that virtual audiences tend to be more passive – engaging less and observing more.Here are three quick and easy tips that will really change the level and amount of responsiveness you get

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 Ah the eighties.  A great decade for music, parachute pants and PowerPoint!  Launched in 1987, PowerPoint revolutionized the way we pitch to clients and speak to audiences.  PowerPoint is still going strong 40 years later, but in order to better connect with modern audiences they’ve adapted their style with design

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Coaching is as vital to a presenter as it is to a performer.  If you’re not seeing what your audience is seeing, you’re operating in the dark.  While you may get occasional “drive-by” coaching from a manager, a peer or at a workshop, without a consistent and clear way to

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I’m a big fan of Ted Talks. A good Ted Talk can entertain, inspire, or expose you to new ideas and perspectives.  And as a presenter, there are lots of great lessons to take away from Ted Talks.  But make no mistake, a sales presentation is not a Ted Talk.

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Thanks to the impeachment hearings, “pizzazz” has gotten a lot of media exposure lately.  Political analysts on one side claim the legal proceedings lacked the “pizzazz” necessary to hold the public’s attention.  The other side claims the facts speak for themselves, pizzazz completely unnecessary. I’m not going to weigh in

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For many of us, bringing a pet, a favorite toy or even person to school for show and tell was our earliest experience using a prop.  Why didn’t the teacher just have us tell a story?  Because teachers know that a verbal story alone is not enough to hold the

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So many ways to blow a great presentation or demo…and so little time.  You likely work hard to get the opportunity to present to a prospect, so why risk blowing it on one (or more) highly preventable mistakes? Here’s my Top 50 ways to blow a great presentation.  Check off

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