Don’t Eat the Microphone When Delivering a Presentation

You slaved over preparing your talk, practiced hard, and no one in the audience heard you.

Sometimes it’s the simple things that will trip you up when you’re delivering a speech or presentation, like not using a microphone. And it is pretty easy to create the same problem in a virtual presentation where you are

Can You Take Self-Deprecation Too Far When You’re Presenting?

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Self Deprecation

A lot of speakers start their presentations or speeches with a self-deprecating remark to get the audience on their side. It’s not uncommon that a powerful leader with established credentials wants to put the audience at ease so he uses self-deprecation to help the audience feel more comfortable. Sometimes he’ll start

What To Do When the Reporter Doesn’t Quote Your Client: Duck.

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If you’re in the PR business long enough, it’s bound to happen. You open The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal and your stomach flip-flops. The reporter didn’t quote your client, or CEO, in his story. How do you explain this to your client?

Did You Pack a Plaid Jacket for Your Next Virtual Presentation?

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How are you doing to dress for you next new normal virtual presentation? If you haven’t thought through your wardrobe, you may find yourself wearing clothes that detract from your next presentation. We don’t need to mention that you shouldn’t wear a loud plaid jacket, do we?

If you’re presenting in another city, you won’t