Encourage panelist to jump into the discussion without being questioned or prompted. Think about the best panel discussions you have ever witnessed. They were probably the most vigorous and interactive discussions. Unfortunately, most panel discussions are ... (click on the headline to continue reading)
In this video I share with you an important piece of advice from Julia Cameron, one of the great writing coaches of our time. She warns that a writing instructor who can only tell you what’s wrong with your work is a dangerous teacher. This video explains why.
Incorporate some physical movement to your stagecraft, even if it’s modest. Many panel moderators — when on their feet — tend to stand motionless, and often for long periods. Moderator-as-statue doesn’t come across well for viewing audiences. Instead, bring some locomotion to your presentation. Here is how … (click on the headline to continue reading).
Why do we use bullet-points in our PowerPoint presentations? One reason I know for sure are those awful slide templates that are built into the PowerPoint program. Another reason bullets are used so often is many of us just assume it’s the prevailing design principle, so we imitate what we have seen. But just because PowerPoint templates default to bullets, and other PowerPoint presenters default of the bullets, doesn’t mean we have to default the bullets. In fact, one of the simplest methods for making our presentation look different is to not use bullets. This video elaborate.