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Find Your Pool

If you can swim in 3 feet of water, you can swim in 300 feet of water. The skills needed to swim in different depths of water are all the same. Presenting is no different! If you can present to one person, you can present to 400 people. The physical and vocal skills needed to deliver an exceptional presentation are not dependent on the number of people in your audience. So, why do we find ourselves losing confidence as our audience grows larger?

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Jenny Dziubla
Practice Makes Perfect

You might not get an opportunity to present every single day. And for some of our readers, that probably brings a huge sigh of relief! If we aren’t presenting on a daily basis though, how do we keep our skills sharp? If practice really does make perfect, then like any other physical skill we need to continuously practice our communication skills and Executive Presence even when we’re not “on”.

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Jenny Dziubla
The Basics of an Executive Summary

Consider using an executive summary when presenting to senior management, executives, or key decision makers. An executive summary is a handful of slides summarizing crucial information and key decision points. When included, your audience will clearly understand your core point, the arguments you make or evidence supporting that core point, and your call to action.

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Jenny Dziubla
Meeting Etiquette

Let’s talk meetings. Dave Barry, a humor columnist and author, once said “if you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings’. But meetings don’t have to be unproductive and loathsome; and there are things that both the presenter and the audience can do to make sure meetings don’t ruin our existence as a human race.

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Jenny Dziubla