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Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

If not done correctly, presentations can come off as dull and flat -- making them difficult to sit through. To get your audience more engaged in what you are saying and pitching, add some visuals to spice it up.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

The 'Shark Tank' investor and real estate mogul discusses the necessity of extreme optimism and why logic can be dangerous
5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

Talking to the media can be terrifying, causing many entrepreneurs to sound like rambling fools. Don't be that person. Here are five tips on how to be a media pro.
8 Pro Secrets to Delivering a Knockout Business Presentation

8 Pro Secrets to Delivering a Knockout Business Presentation

Master the basics of dynamic and engaging speechmaking -- fast.
Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

As more and more entrepreneurs are asked to speak on panels, many are feeling anxious on how to make the best impression. In his new book Pitch Perfect, Sheryl Sandberg's media coach Bill McGowan offers up advice.
Avoid This One Big Mistake When Making a Public Presentation

Avoid This One Big Mistake When Making a Public Presentation

Carmine Gallo explains why you should keep your presentations simple, and avoid this common format.
Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind

Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind

Learn to vanquish the anxiety that arises before a presentation. Provide valuable real-life examples and don't forget the takeaway points.
Need to Make a Presentation? Start By Telling a Great Story.

Need to Make a Presentation? Start By Telling a Great Story.

Communication coach Carmine Gallo explains how a powerful story is your basic foundation.
How You Can Make Your Next Presentation Memorable

How You Can Make Your Next Presentation Memorable

Keynote speaker and communication coach Carmine Gallo offers his top tips for making business presentations pop.
7 Power Tools of Persuasion

7 Power Tools of Persuasion

Don't undermine your presentation with qualifiers that undercut the message. Give your breakthrough ideas the striking presentation they deserve.
Google Hangout: Everything You Need to Know to Deliver an Amazing Presentation

Google Hangout: Everything You Need to Know to Deliver an Amazing Presentation

Join us for an insightful discussion with author Carmine Gallo on making memorable presentations.
Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

Don't let your slides distract an audience from the message you're delivering.
3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur

3 Ways Public Humiliation Made Me a Stronger Entrepreneur

A pitch gone horribly wrong at SXSW helped ground the founder of a solar energy company.
Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts

Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts

Sometimes, it pays to be quiet and reserved. Here are the benefits of not being the center of attention.
The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

Many of the most persuasive TED Talks are packed with trios. You should follow the speakers' lead.
Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person

Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person

Pronouns are important, and new research suggests that too many 'I's are bad for the psyche.
Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist

Why TED Talks Are Impossible to Resist

If your presentations have 'emotionally-charged events,' your message will stick with your audience.
Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

Want to Sell Your Ideas? Tell Engaging Stories.

People don't want to be barraged by numbers and statistics. Instead, connect with them on a personal level.
The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

What all communicators can learn from one of the greatest speeches in American history.
3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

An entrepreneur has precious little time to convince anyone they are the real deal. Here are some ways to help your chances.
5 Steps to Conquering Public-Speaking Anxiety

5 Steps to Conquering Public-Speaking Anxiety

People most likely to suffer from speaking anxiety are those who care most about their careers. The reason is that overachievers are highly aware of the importance of presentation skills in climbing the corporate ladder and becoming successful.
The 7 Worst Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make

The 7 Worst Speaking Mistakes Professionals Make

How we speak -- tone, pitch and volume -- can go a long way in effectively communicating your startup's message.
What You Can Learn From Michael Bay's Embarrassing Presentation Mishap

What You Can Learn From Michael Bay's Embarrassing Presentation Mishap

'Transformers' director Michael Bay abruptly walked off stage in Vegas yesterday after his guest spot during a Samsung product intro became fraught with teleprompter issues.
7 Idioms Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

7 Idioms Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

The English language changes constantly, but sometimes it retains sayings that use words and meanings that have fallen out of favor. That leads to inadvertent mistakes.
How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Five tips to find your voice, tell your story and engage an audience.

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