How to build the writing habit

September 26, 2016 | Writing

How to build the writing habit from Mike Consol on Vimeo.

Mike Consol teaches public speaking, PowerPoint presentation skills and business writing workshops to companies and business professionals. Contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 925-449-1040.

The biggest mistake PowerPoint presenters make with their audiences

September 20, 2016 | Presentations, Verbal communication

No, it isn’t reading slides. There is a practice far more prevalent today, and almost no presenters know they are even making this mistake. (Click on the headline to view video)

Help your readers by using transitions

September 12, 2016 | Writing

As basic as it might sound, one of the common mistakes that writers make is not including clear transitions or segues in the writing, particularly when moving from one thought to another or from one section to another of their composition. If we do not include clear transitions it makes it more difficult for the reader to track our thinking and our writing. For example, if I moving from a conceptual statement like I’ve just been making to concrete examples then they should alert you as a move into examples by saying for example. So ... (click on the headline to watch video)

Two keys to hitting your peak as a public speaker

September 07, 2016 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Becoming a great public speaker requires we master at least two characteristics of stage performance. They are ... (click on the headline to view video)

A public speaking lesson from Clinton and Trump — stop SHOUTING!

August 31, 2016 | Presentations, Verbal communication

When speaking to an audience with a microphone and a sound system don’t shout. Don’t do what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been doing throughout this presidential campaign season. There is no need to shout when you have a microphone and sound system. If you feel as though your voice isn’t projecting, simply ask your sound person to jack-up your microphone so you can speak in a normal tone of voice and still project and fill the room with your statements. First and foremost ... (click on the headline for video)

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