Expose Yourself

PersonalCommunication Techniques

We all need the freedom to be ourselves.

I want to thank Deborah Ivanoff for her great article on not feeling like a fraud. I had personal experience with this technique in my next meeting with a new associate. Thanks to the insights Deborah shared, I was able to relax and stop worrying about how I came across. Instead of being critical of my partner, I opened up and gave space for our conversation to flourish. Everyone should read this.

Death By PowerPoint

My Slide Is Really Important

You have all heard, seen, and been put to sleep by this phenom. To keep your audience’s interest try this:

  1. Before Writing Anything, Focus On “What’s In It For Them”
  2. Set Expectations – Open With An Overview Of  Your Presentation
  3. Limit Key Messages to Three
  4. Don’t Speak Jargon and DON’T READ YOUR SLIDES!
  5. End With A Clear Call To Action – What’s In It For Them
For some more great tips and a well written article read
Samantha White’s Death By PowerPoint

Writer’s Block?

Ciustom Presentation Writer's Block

A simple cure for writer’s block –
Write when you are tired.

You have to create a custom presentation for one of your largest clients and you don’t know where to start. Creative blocks happen to the most gifted writers. Here’s a crazy tip to set your creative sparks free. Write at the end of the day. Write when you are tired.

Don’t believe me? Writer Henriette Klauser’s theory, spelled out in her book Writing on Both Sides of the Brain, says that when you are tired your subconscious and conscious mind blend together to create a dream state where most creativity springs from. You can read more about it here in this article by Geoffrey James.