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Handling Hecklers

Whether you’re standing in front of an audience of thousands or your colleagues in a meeting, handling a heckler is no fun, but it can be done with aplomb. In various studies conducted over the years public speaking has ranked number one as the most feared activity.  In some studies almost 30% of respondents have […]

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Presenting Ideas, Avoiding The Information Avalanche

Posted on March 11, 2014

It was Friday afternoon and as I sat in the hotel conference room I wondered how long it would be before the speaker finished. I was restless, well restless and sleepy. I was convinced that if I didn’t move soon I’d drift off.  What if I snored?The topic under discussion was the future of health […]

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How to Present Data

Posted on March 3, 2014
COMMSTORM - How to Present Data

Ever wonder how great presenters get to be great? While what they are presenting is important, how they present it and what considerations they give to the environment they are presenting in is equally important. In a recent post I marvelled at how data could actually get in the way of strategic thinking.  It isn’t […]

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Rather Have a Conversation or a Meeting?

Posted on April 16, 2013

Ever had a project introduced in a meeting and thought, “What are these guys smoking? That will never work.” Did you stay silent and subsequently watch the same project move forward with disastrous results? Did you ever have a great idea but thought no one would listen so stayed quiet?  Did you later learn that […]

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