don't litter your presentation with litter words

Do Not Sabotage Your Message with Filler Words

George Torok Communication skills, Insights, Intended Message, Presentation Tips, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

Reread that and see if you can pick out the filler words that steal energy from this speech. Imagine if you used these words in your presentation. What might that do to poison your intended message? Picking out the filler words is the first step to eliminate them. It starts with you becoming aware. Start listening to what you say when you speak…. ah, umm, like so, okay, right, you know…

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CEO Speaks nonsense

CEO Speaks Nonsense? What did she really mean?

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What happens when your words sabotage your message instead of conveying it? As CEO of your company your words are important. The messages that you deliver in public are evaluated by your investors, staff, suppliers, customers, competitors, marketplace and media. People will judge you and your company by your words. They might misjudge your message. That’s why it’s important to thoughtfully choose your words to convey your intended message.

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CEO stumbled through the close to the speech

CEO Stumbles through a Clumsy Close to his Keynote Speech

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This CEO didn’t know how to end his presentation. That was curious because as the head of an advertising firm he stressed the importance of telling stories. He emphasized the need to sculpt three components to your stories; opening, body and close. But he didn’t do that with his presentation. Both his opening and close were disasters. I wonder if he delivers a better close when pitching to prospects.

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Powerpoint mistakes

Three Most Common Mistakes with a PowerPoint Presentation

George Torok Communication skills, Insights, Presentation Tips Leave a Comment

You’ve probably endured too many painful presentations – most of them dominated by PowerPoint slides. Have you wondered why so many presenters still deliver painful PowerPoint presentations?

Why are the presenters reading the slides to you? Do they believe you can’t read? Why did they put so much text on the slide? Why is the slide so cluttered and confusing? Why are presenters ignoring the audience experience?

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Don't end your presentation with thank you

“Thank You” is a poor way to end your presentation

George Torok Communication skills, Presentation Tips, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

Don’t end your presentation with the words, “Thank you”.
You might be thinking, “What’s wrong ending your presentation with ‘Thank you’?’ That’s just being polite, right?

Let’s address the first three questions.

What’s wrong ending on ‘thank you’?
What’s a better ending?
Is it polite?

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