Before you answer a Q&A question, take a breath (and 3 more tips).
Speakers ask us all the time, “How can I get better at answering questions that I didn’t expect?” First - take a breath. Too many...
How to stop "wordslumming" and become a more precise speaker.
Wordslumming is a term I coined to describe those needless words and phrases that creep into our language. Wordslumming can clutter your...
How Great Speakers Engage an Introverted Audience
Picture this: you’re pouring out your heart and soul – delivering vital information to an audience that desperately needs it. Yet, they...
Silver Threads, Part 4: In 25 Year of Presentation Coaching, What Hasn't Changed?
by Shelley Bamberger In parts 1-3 of this Silver Anniversary series, we’ve focused on the many changes in how people improve their...
Silver Threads Part 3: What's Changed in my Top Ten Tips to Becoming a Powerful Presenter?
In 25 years, only THREE of my Top Ten Tips to Becoming a Powerful Presenter, that have changed substantially: 1. How to practice for an...
Silver Threads Part 2: What’s trending in how we present and persuade.
Welcome to Part 2 of my Silver Anniversary Series: How presentation coaching has evolved over the past 25 years. First, thanks to the...
Silver Threads: My 25 years as a Presentation Coach!
Presentation Skills are now a core competence of many jobs – especially STEM.
How to stop overusing "Like" – and why it matters
Since about 500 BC, philosophers have sought to understand the meaning of life. Since about 1990 AD, leaders have sought to understand...
How to read a script – without sounding robotic
TV and Radio personalities routinely use prompters and cue cards. Yet they sound spontaneous and natural. This is a skill they’ve develope
The Seven Habits of Highly Annoying Speakers
What's the #1 reason you tune a speaker out? Here are the 7 most popular answers.
6 Keys to Storytelling in a Business Presentation
Last year, we worked with a speaker who was asked to address a graduating class. She was terrified. Together, we created a story about her r
Please get to the point before my scheduled retirement date!
In our workshop – The Effective VIRTUAL Meeting – we ask participants: What’s the number ONE skill associates could develop to improve...
Reading this article will improve your presentation skills by 13 percent!
An absurd claim? Of course it is. I can’t prove it. And you can’t measure it. Yet we’re bombarded daily by equally outlandish claims from...
5 Presentation Tips for Attorneys.
Last week, I virtually coached a group of attorneys. While this particular group does not spend their time in a court room persuading a jur
Get to the point! (In just 3 words)
Why were there three little pigs, three blind mice, and three musketeers? Why do we frequently use three examples to support an idea? Why do