How to Zoom Back to The Future

Lights . . . Camera . . . Zoom!

Picturephone 1964

Zoom, with a capital “Z”, has become a verb in the American English language, almost as quickly as the word “pandemic” has become part of our daily vernacular. Overnight and out of nowhere, “Zoom” the app is seemingly positioned to become a

Will Your “Tells” Derail Your Presentation or Media Interview?

Even after just about 60 years, political pundits still talk about the “tells” that derailed Richard Nixon’s bid for the Presidency in 1960.

“Tells” are subtle changes in a person’s behavior or demeanor that are dead giveaways that the person is nervous and uncomfortable during a presentation or media interview. If you’ve ever watched The

A Presentation is Not About You

"Give your listeners a roadmap"

Give your listeners a roadmap

A presentation is about your audience. Some speakers are too quick with the “I” word. Remember, it’s not about you. Throughout the presentation, your goal is to keep moving your audience to the desired action you want them to take.

In a previous post, we described the importance

Should You Take Drugs to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking in Public?

Yes, you read that right. Some individuals have such bad stage fright that they are resistant to coaching.

This post is not meant as a prescriptive that everyone take “something” to calm their nerves. Most people, with presentation or media training, can overcome their anxieties. They are content experts, but not experts at presenting themselves.