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June 2015

The multimillion-dollar typo and the importance of strong writing skills

June 13, 2015 | Marketing, Writing

May 2015

How to successfully moderate panel discussions — tip #8


April 2015

Smart marketers are cashing in big on this big word

How to successfully moderate panel discussions — tip #7

A stand-up public speaking lesson from a stand-up comic

The key to successful networking at business events

How to successfully moderate panel discussions — tip #6 of 15


March 2015

What infomercials teach us about persuasion – in three simple steps

How to successfully moderate panel discussions — tip #5 of 15


February 2015

Learning, idea and performance orientations

February 19, 2015 | Presentations, Verbal communication

How writing skills can make — or break — our careers

February 16, 2015 | Writing

How to successfully moderate panel discussions — tip #4 of 15

February 02, 2015 | Presentations, Verbal communication

January 2015

Five tips that will improve your PowerPoint presentations

January 19, 2015 | Presentations, Verbal communication

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

January 13, 2015 | Presentations, Verbal communication

10 rules from Elmore Leonard for improving your writing

January 11, 2015 | Writing

How to successfully moderate a panel discussion — tip #2

January 07, 2015 | Presentations, Verbal communication

How poor writing sinks our careers

January 03, 2015 | Writing

December 2014

How to successfully moderate panel discussions — tip #1 of 15

December 27, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Five important PowerPoint presentation tips

December 23, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Pixar on storytelling — 20 principles that will make you a better storyteller

December 21, 2014 | Presentations, Writing

Tip number 15 for moderating panel discussions

December 16, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Julia Cameron warns us about the ‘dangerous’ writing instructor

December 14, 2014 | Writing

Tip number 14 for moderating panel discussions

December 09, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Using text without bullets in PowerPoint

December 07, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

People-focused communication: A writing lesson from Don Hewitt and 60 Minutes

December 03, 2014 | Writing

20 storytelling principles from Pixar


November 2014

Use a design theme or format when creating a PowerPoint presentation

November 30, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Four components to a great PowerPoint presentation

Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules for writing

November 18, 2014 | Writing

Tip number 13 for moderating panel discussions

Why long writing is more effective than short writing when marketing

November 12, 2014 | Marketing, Writing

Why long writing is more effective than short writing when marketing

November 12, 2014 | Marketing, Writing

Why long writing is more effective than short writing when marketing

November 12, 2014 | Marketing, Writing

Making your communication more influential by writing from the readers’ point of view

November 10, 2014 | Writing

October 2014

Tip number 12 for moderating panel discussions

October 18, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

How to make meaningful eye contact when presenting to audiences

October 16, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Tip number 11 for moderating panel discussions

October 14, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

A writing exercise for building good sentences

October 13, 2014 | Writing

The power of speaking and writing in the collective “we”

A writing lesson from science fiction novelist Ray Bradbury

October 10, 2014 | Writing

Eye contact and stage fright

October 09, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Presenters, start by speaking to the back of the room

October 07, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Writing coach tip #8, Use the 20% rule to put your writing to the test

October 04, 2014 | Writing

September 2014

The 10-20-30 rule of PowerPoint presentations

September 29, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Writing coach tip #7, use the SVO sentence structure

September 28, 2014 | Writing

Tip number 10 for moderating panel discussions

September 23, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Get to the point when displaying data on PowerPoint slides

September 21, 2014 | Presentations

Writing coach tip #6, the madman method of writing

September 19, 2014 | Writing

Speaking star Howard Rheingold takes the stage with only minutes to spare

September 12, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

The billboard method of PowerPoint slide design

September 11, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

The 3 questions your audience members are silently asking

September 09, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Writing coach tip #5, write in active voice

September 06, 2014 | Writing

5 basic story elements business people routinely overlook in their communication

September 04, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication, Writing

Writing coach tip #4, beware of sentences with wordy starts

September 03, 2014 | Writing

10 benefits of pausing while presenting

September 02, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Tip number nine for moderating panel discussions

September 01, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

August 2014

Writing coach tip #3, vary the length of sentences to control pacing and rhythm

August 31, 2014 | Blogging, Writing

Use the Rule of Singularity when presenting or writing

Writing coach tip #2, avoid adverbs

August 28, 2014 | Writing

The 6 stages of speaker development

August 27, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

The 3-step process for PowerPoint presentation development

August 25, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Writing coach tip #1, avoid modifiers

August 24, 2014 | Writing

The four essential elements of every PowerPoint presentation

August 21, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

The LESS IS MORE principle of public speaking

August 19, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

To instantly improve your writing, express yourself more conversationally

August 14, 2014 | Blogging, Verbal communication, Writing

10 examples of simple structures for effective writing and public speaking

The importance of using a simple structure to communicate effectively

Professional speakers’ top advice for a successful speech

Ayn Rand and her 5-step writing process

August 09, 2014 | Writing

Rehearsing for the big presentation

August 08, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Short versus long business writing

August 07, 2014 | Marketing, Social Media, Writing

Reason number 2 why presenters always default to PowerPoint

Reason number 1 why presenters always default to PowerPoint

A lesson in good and bad business writing

August 02, 2014 |

July 2014

Bringing a Death by PowerPoint slide back to life

The presentation lessons of Oprah Winfrey


June 2014

Tip number eight for moderating panel discussions

Sting goes back home and breaks an 8-year writing drought

June 08, 2014 | Writing

May 2014

Tip number seven for moderating panel discussions

Ruth Reichl of Gourmet magazine has it wrong on writing

May 10, 2014 | Writing

Tip number six for moderating panel discussions


April 2014

The LESS IS MORE rule of communication


March 2014

7 ways to start your speech


January 2014

Tip number five for moderating panel discussions

January 31, 2014 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Why so many of us hate to write

January 16, 2014 | Writing

December 2013

Get to the point when displaying data

December 21, 2013 | Presentations

Tip number four for moderating panel discussions

December 16, 2013 | Presentations, Verbal communication

10 business writing principles to help professionals excel

December 08, 2013 | Blogging, Writing

November 2013

Tip number three for moderating panel discussions

November 21, 2013 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Why so few people are truly good writers

November 19, 2013 | Writing

Tip number two for moderating panel discussions

Stop speaking before people stop listening

November 10, 2013 | Verbal communication, Websites

Tip number one for moderating panel discussions

November 02, 2013 | Presentations, Verbal communication

October 2013

The big problem with storytelling and PowerPoint

October 26, 2013 | Presentations, Verbal communication

6 tips for writing sentences that deliver your message

October 12, 2013 | Writing

September 2013

Public speaking lessons from a Texas clergyman

September 28, 2013 | Presentations, Verbal communication

3 elements of a great PowerPoint presentation


August 2013

A criterion for selecting effective quotations

August 06, 2013 | Writing

July 2013

William Penn recommends an end to your speech

Resist the urge to flood your writing with quotations

July 21, 2013 | Blogging, Writing
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