Visualize Yourself Going for the Gold in Your Next Presentation

In a post-Olympics story, The New York Times wrote about how elite athletes visualize a successful performance.

Visualizing in Action

Visualizing in Action

They see themselves navigating the turns in a downhill race, and mentally visualize the course over and over. Skiers and skaters plan every jump, turn and landing.

As one Olympian said, “You have to smell it. You have to hear it. You have to feel it, everything.” The visualization even extends to how they would handle themselves in a news conference to …Read more…

Was the Podium at Your Presentation Too Tall or Were You Too Short?

Anyone who saw the video of Queen Elizabeth being greeted by President George H. Bush will never forget that when the Queen stepped to the lectern to speak all you could see was her royal hat.

No one remembers what she said, but they remember her bobbing bonnet. It was a huge embarrassment for the president’s staff. They forgot to place a step-up box at the podium after the tall president spoke so the Queen’s face would be visible when it was her turn to speak.

This video shows that now-famous occasion when …Read more…

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Who’s the Fairest…it’s My Selfie!

Instagram SelfiesThe selfie craze started with the growth in popularity of Instagram. This photo-sharing site enables you to choose a filter to transform the look and feel of a self-image posted from your smart phone to Instagram or other social media networks.

President Obama made headlines when he took a selfie of himself, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron at Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

Selfies can serve a purpose in presenting yourself to the public, but there are guidelines you should follow, like …Read more…

Coaching Executives for an IPO and a Seamless Investor Presentation

Your company is up and running with a successful track record of sales and earnings and you’ve decided to conduct an Initial Pubic Offering (IPO). business meeting How do you prepare for a seamless presentation when there are so many key players and complicated logistics involved?

Pick Your Team Wisely

Start by choosing the right investment bank. Bankers are critical to your success because they arrange the road shows, extend the invitations and help sell the company to potential investors. Other outside team members will include your law firm and the venture capitalists and/or the private equity firms that provided seed money to get the company to this point. They are ready to cash in. …Read more…