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Good Presenters are Great Storytellers. Presentation Exec Shares His Tips

Ramon Ray sat down for a video chat with Lou Giacalone, COO of Beautiful.AI, to discuss the company’s newest tool. This tool will be of special interest to all of you out there who have struggled with creating visually strong presentations. It allows non graphic designers to create more eye-popping presentations without the time...

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Why Simple Designs Make the Best Slides for Presentations

What are the worst mistakes you can make in a presentation? For starters, you can add too much text, choose low-quality stock images,  use inconsistent fonts and read directly from your slides. But, if you want to ace a presentation, that’s a different story.   We know its tempting to load your slides up with...

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Public Speaking and Presenting: What I’ve Learned from Over 20 Years on Stage

Did you know some people fear public speaking more than they fear just about anything else? It’s true. In fact, so many people avoid making presentations, speeches, and giving talks because they are paralyzed by fear. If you are a small business owner, or someone looking to help grow a business of any size,...

The Power of LISTENING with Mitch Fairrais – Smart Hustle Conference NYC

The 13th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference with Seth Godin takes place on Nov 8, 2018 - https://smarthustle.com/conference.  We wanted to give you a taste of what to expect and MORE at this year’s conference. As we invite you to join us at our 2018 Smart Hustle Small Business Conference, here is a recap...

How to Increase Sales by Creating a Powerful Sales Deck

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] Building a solid sales deck is the key to winning over new customers. It helps you define the problem, demonstrate how other solutions are not solving that problem, and put a spotlight on how your product or service will solve the problem like no other. If you can put together a...

Filler Words are Killer Words: How to Not Ruin Your Next Presentation

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] When nervousness enters the picture, we often behave in ways that we wouldn’t otherwise. During presentations, one of these nervous behaviors is the use of filler words. Filler words, or those nervous utterances that escape our mouths when we are scared or uncertain about what to say next, diminish the credibility...

The 3 C’s to Being a Better Speaker

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] Public speaking classes in schools often teach a checklist of “to-dos” when it comes to being a successful speaker. Make eye contact. Speak clearly. Be organized. Use gestures, but not too frequent. Move around, but purposefully. Smile, but not too much. It is exhausting! I’ve made a living speaking and training. If you...

Enhance Your Leadership Presence with Acting Improvisation

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] To enhance your leadership presence and credibility when you make presentations, pitch to clients/prospects, and speak your “elevator speech”, borrow a technique from actors! One of the most powerful ways to become more persuasive when you speak is to practice the serious fun of acting improvisation. The power to speak with...

Communicating for Results: 5 Tips for Persuasive Speaking

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] As business owners, persuading others is a necessity. Whether it’s talking to potential clients, getting existing clients to follow advice, or cultivating relationships with vendors, contractors or other entrepreneurs, we attempt to get others to take action. However, we don’t always get the results we want. I’ve seen one-too-many colleagues squander away...

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