User conferences can offer valuable educational and networking opportunities for their attendees. Companies invest heavily to create the perfect atmosphere, offering provocative keynote speakers, big name entertainment and generous amenities.
It’s an employee’s nightmare: You’re at your desk, working on a big project, when your boss walks in and asks for an update. In these moments, we tend to misjudge what our supervisor is asking for. The last thing he or she wants is a comprehensive...
Slide titles like “Agenda,” “Revenue” or “Update” do nothing to illuminate the meaning of the slide. When the slide title doesn’t say much, your audience must work to decode your message. What a waste of prime real estate!
Leaders at all levels who honor these requests are positioned to establish or validate their credibility and the credibility of their information. They are more likely to influence an executive audience.
Introverts can use their listening skills to notice how the audience is feeling, which enables them to pace their delivery to match the audience. They also often put in more preparation time, as they don’t mind being alone for hours to plan.
In today’s skeptical and information-driven world, the ability to authentically communicate with others has become a coveted skill.
If you’re presenting to a group, structure a narrative that speaks to as many constituencies as possible. A flexible story that includes multiple characters and addresses their conflict demonstrates that you have broad considerations about who is...
We recently asked four facilitators to share lessons they have learned over the course of their careers. A common theme among the responses was what they wish they’d known when first starting out. Based on these lessons, here are four key takeaways.