In more ways than one, business professionals are now faced with considerable change – offices are closed, meetings are remote, and the professional handshake has been replaced with a virtual wave from the other side of the screen – often in front of a virtual background! In the words of

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Real vs. Virtual Backgrounds. Which is Best for your Zoom Call?

“My customers don’t want to see a bunch of slides.  They tune out almost immediately.” “I don’t even bother with PowerPoint anymore.  I just have a conversation with my clients.”  I hear comments like these every day from salespeople and customers alike.  It’s not surprising really.  Over 30 million PowerPoint

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Does PowerPoint even make sense anymore?

I love new technology. Especially presentation tools that make connecting with an audience more effective and impactful. That’s why I was excited to try the new Logitech Spotlight remote. Like most presentation remotes, the Spotlight allows you to advance your slides and go to black without being tethered to your

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Don’t Let Your Presentation Tools Steal your Spotlight…and your Audience!

Many experts recommend opening your presentation or demo with a funny story, joke, quote, or prop. And why not? Humor can engage your audience, add welcome lightness to a heavy subject, and increase audience recall. Yup, humor can be a great opener….when it works.  And when it doesn’t? Few things

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Make ‘em Laugh! 7 Guideposts for Using Humor in Your Business Presentation.

This is part of my Presentation Power Tools Series.  Stay tuned as I I test drive some of the hottest new tools for creating and delivering powerful presentations and demos! Habits are tough to break.  Like a lot of salespeople, I’ve had a long, love/hate relationship with PowerPoint. Despite the

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Presentation Power Tools: Time to break the PowerPoint habit?