Posts Tagged ‘Presentation Skills’

Performing Like a TED Talker

Body issues Caroline, in London, wanted to know what to do with her body. Caroline was one of eight division heads who would speak at the company’s annual global management meeting. The CEO told them they each would talk for eighteen minutes – just like a TED Talk. And, she said, she wanted each talk…

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Prepping Like A TED Talker

Committing time Dorothy was two years into her role as CEO of a global business services company. She wanted this year’s global management meeting to be engaging and lively. She told her division heads they all needed to talk about their divisions as if they were giving TED Talks. Each person’s eighteen minutes needed to…

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Short Sounds Confident

Changing your broadcast channel Kevin was proud of having been an engineer. Now that he was a corporate vice-president, he saw his technical background as a major asset. His colleagues disagreed. “Shut him up!” someone wrote in the feedback report I’d created for him. While that was the bluntest comment in the report, it was…

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Talking like a TED Talker

One big idea Kurt was a little freaked out. “I don’t mind talking in front of groups,” he told me during our coaching session. “I actually enjoy presenting at these annual global meetings. But I don’t know what she means when she says she wants us to talk about our groups as if we were…

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Personal Histories as Your Brand

Desmond was competing for a senior executive position. We had spent the first several coaching sessions mapping his political landscape. Now we turned our attention to the interview.

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High-Stakes Meetings

Charlotte over the horizon Charlotte had been the president of a consumer goods company for just over a year. Her appointment had been a surprise because she had no experience in the consumer goods sector. Once installed, she’d ruffled feathers by being relentless about revenue and tough on people. In the sixteen months she’d been…

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Executive Presenting

A strong baseline During her coaching, Riley and I worked to develop her executive presence. She was a determined learner and had made strides that were already getting noticed.

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In Sync Communications

Disconnected connections Sergei attacked the task of becoming a corporate executive the way he attacked anything new: with rigorous scientific curiosity. An M.D. with two PhDs, Sergei had started a chemical company that a pharmaceutical giant had bought. Now, under contract to that corporation, Sergei was determined to succeed as an executive. It wasn’t always…

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Captivate Your Audience

Mastery on display Years ago, I had the opportunity to train the high-profile keynote speakers at The Ken Blanchard Companies. Ken’s enduring brand grew out of his many best-selling management books, beginning back in 1982 with “Leadership and the One Minute Manager.” A magically inspirational speaker himself, Ken hires only top-notch presenters to represent his…

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The Power of PowerPoint

The mixed blessing of PowerPoint Toward the middle of our coaching engagement, Adrienne earned the rare opportunity to present her group’s achievements to the CEO’s staff meeting. She was understandably nervous and wanted my help polishing her style. I brought my video feedback gear to our session but we didn’t end up using it; the…

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