Five tips that will improve your PowerPoint presentations

January 19, 2015 | Presentations, Verbal communication


Mike Consol teaches public speaking, PowerPoint presentation skills and business writing to companies and business professionals in the Oakland-San Francisco-San Jose Bay Area. Contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 925-449-1040.

How to successfully moderate panel discussions — tip #3 of 15

January 13, 2015 | Presentations, Verbal communication

This is the third of a series of 15 tips for successfully moderating panel discussions.

10 rules from Elmore Leonard for improving your writing

January 11, 2015 | Writing

Elmore Leonard is one of the most successful detective novelists of all time. Several of his best-selling books — including Get Shorty, Be Cool, and Jackie Brown — were turned into successful Hollywood movies. Though he died in 2013, Mr. Leonard left us with 10 rules for writing that will serve us nicely in any type of writing we do. Here is a short summary of the principles that made Elmore Leonard such a successful writer — with my own elaboration on several points.

How to successfully moderate a panel discussion — tip #2

January 07, 2015 | Presentations, Verbal communication

This is the second of a series of 15 tips for successfully moderating panel discussions.

How poor writing sinks our careers

January 03, 2015 | Writing

All business professionals have had one of these two experiences. Number one: We see a colleague’s writing for the first time and are astounded to discover how poorly he or she writes. Our estimation of their professionalism immediately declines. Number two: We see a colleague’s writing and find ourselves thoroughly impressed by their command of the language and their ability to communicate with the written word. Our estimation of their professionalism immediately grows. Let’s face it, we think of people who write well as … (click on the headline to continue reading).

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