Delivering an Effective Presentation

A presentation is only as effective as how your audience absorbs it. Let’s take for example a comedy show, a common and very popular event that requires a lot of consumer engagement. The comedian, or ‘presenter’, is working all angles to keep the audience locked in through their entire act. It’s a constant cycle of informatio…Read More

Making Great Meetings Happen

I am 100% sure I am not alone when I say, “I hate going to meetings that are unproductive, and a waste of everyone’s time.”  I attend some meetings where half the people are paying attention, some are on their phones, and others are trying to pay attention but cannot stop thinking about everyone that is not.  Is it their faul…Read More

5 things to do before your next sales and/or client meeting

Face-to-face meetings occur less today than they did 20 years ago for a myriad of reasons including but not limited to cost, time, and convenience. That said, the time for an in person meeting will almost certainly come up at some point in your life. Whether you are making a sales pitch to a potential client or meeting an existing cl…Read More

4 Key Guidelines to Creating a Successful Presentation Deck

There is nothing worse than feeling like a presentation you spent countless hours on is falling flat in a meeting with a client. You know the material better than anyone, but the information in your supporting slides muddies the message you try to convey. I experienced both the highs and the lows of presenting to various clients and …Read More

How to be a Great Storyteller & Win in Business

Never underestimate the art of storytelling.  The ability to captivate an audience, hold their attention, make an impact – it really is as hard as it sounds. Humans are social creatures by nature. Most of us are born with the ability to relate to others, to communicate our thoughts, make our friends laugh, evoke emotion w…Read More

Black Friday is now Black November

Consumer enthusiasm for Black Friday is expected to reach its highest peak in eight years, with 66% of respondents stating that they plan to shop on Black Friday, compared to 55% in 2013. 25% of U.S. consumers plan to spend more on holiday shopping this year compared to 20% in 2013, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping …Read More