Keep Your Marbles During Your Next Presentation

This post examines the concept (and folly) of constantly bridging to your messages during a job interview.Read more...

Please ... No 30-Minute Answers

While this post doesn’t necessarily outline the value of short answers to questions, it clearly defines the pain of long answers.Read more...

P-A-S: The Most Important Step

P-A-S (pause, answer the question and stop talking) is the most important step to understand when it comes to communicating effectively during the question-and-answer process.Read more...

More Mehrabian Links

Additional article links on the most misquoted statistic on the use of body language.Read more...

Please Don't "Deck" the Halls

I had an experience recently that reinforced everything I believe about presentations, and the ability of visual aids to interfere with an effective communication process.Read more...

Responding to Reporters in a Timely Fashion

There are a number of reasons why you should try to help reporters by providing the information they're seeking in a timely manner. Read more...

The moral? Listen more than you talk

If you’re pitching business, the emphasis should always be on the prospect, not on getting through your presentation. Read more...

Parallels to Excellence in Negotiation

I found this short video from a consultant on the topic of negotiation on YouTube. As you watch it, keep in mind there are many parallels between excellence in negotiation and excellence in communication.Read more...

More Mehrabian Myth

This post links to a YouTube file with an interesting animated take on the Mehrabian Myth.Read more...

An Excellent Example of Balance

This post links to a BBC radio program in which the spokesperson did an excellent example of answering a journalist’s question and finding places to weave in, not drive home, messages designed to influence specific audiences.Read more...

Always a Call to Action

This post answers the question: Should there always be a call to action in your presentations?Read more...

Using PowerPoint Properly

Article is linked to a YouTube video that demonstrates how to use PowerPoint effectively, and is quite humorous to watch!Read more...

How It Should Be Done

This provides insight into how a spokesperson got it right in announcing an important decision.Read more...