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Do’s and Don’ts After A Presentation

There is usually a lot of emphasis on the Do’s and Don’ts before and during presentations – but very little attention is given to the Do’s and Don’ts after a presentation. If the time after the presentation is used right, it could elevate your future presentations. If the time is not used right, it will […]

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How To Discover and Unleash Your Story Telling Ability – Storytelling in Business

You know that story telling will make you a better communicator. But. You might believe that you don’t have stories, that your life is boring, or that your topic of expertise doesn’t lend itself to storytelling. I hope that I can change your mind. Like many of my clients, I thought that I am not […]

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Silicon Valley Foundation – Training Recap

Hi everyone, It was great working with you at the Storytelling Workshop. Based on your feedback, I created this page to share with you notes and tips compiled from your training. Feel free to share your questions and comments at the bottom of the page, and I will respond to them here for your reference. […]

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How To Cultivate Passion For Your Presentation Topics – A Proven Formula

You can tell if someone is passionate about their presentation topic. I am not talking about fake, over the top, and exaggerated passion. I am talking about genuine passion for the topic. Passion is infectious, engaging, and influential. It is an essential ingredient to a set of good presentation skills! If you don’t have it […]

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Anti-Public Speaking Fear Tips … This will help immediately

You might feel helpless when it comes to public speaking fear. I know the feeling because I faced the same anxiety at one time too. My quick story 10 years ago I was a process engineer in the Biotech Industry – I had to overcome my speaking fear in order to change my career to […]

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Storytelling In Business: The Ultimate Influence Tool

Whether it’s your customers, an audience, or employees – influence is the key to creating change and the lasting impact you desire in your work. What comes to mind when you think of Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, and President Barack Obama? What did they have in common besides presidency? Well, they were all known as […]

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How to Start a Presentation Effectively – Storytelling

This is a continuation of the “How to Start a Presentation Effectively” series. I once asked my mentor about the best way to start a presentation. “The answer is in the movies.” he said. He told me “think of your favorite movie, … How did it start?” At the time I thought of the Matrix. […]

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How To Start A Presentation Effectively – Prop

This is a continuation of the “How to Start a Presentation Effectively” series. Start with Prop! The term “prop” comes from Theater. A prop is a physical object used by actors to hold the attention of the audience and develop the plot. Since we as speakers share similar goals to performers, then a prop could […]

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Six Ways To Start A Presentation Effectively

  When you present your message it is important to remember that your audience come with their own baggage before listening to you. They have their own projects, their own problems and their own concerns. If you want them to fully listen to your presentation then you have to wake them up and get them […]

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How to Elevate Your Elevator Pitch: For Corporate Professionals

Have you done an elevator pitch lately? Imagine you are at an important networking event representing your organization (full of potential clients and recruiters) and you are asked to introduce yourself and your company. This could be a great opportunity for you and your organization. Are you ready for it?  The interesting history of the elevator […]

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