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Death by Power Point
How To Breathe Life Into Your Presentations
While Achieving Your Communications Goals
A form to help you prepare - then evaluate - your own presentation
Communication Style Differences
A handy primer that describes the four main communication styles, based on DiSC, Meyers-Briggs, and other assessments. Which best describes your own style?
Boston Globe Article: "Ford, Firestone strategy lacking"
A must-read for all senior executives on crisis communications
Guidelines for Vocal Hygiene
Invaluable guidelines from the Voice and Speech Laboratory of Massachusetts General Hospital
Presentation Preparation Worksheet
A simple yet effective form for early presentation preparation
Using Video to Improve Your Presentation
One of the most effective ways to improve your presentation skills is to view your presentation on video.
Building Good Media Relations
A brief overview of media relations, including practical do's & don'ts
15 Radical Tips for Presentation Improvement
Perhaps the most important tool you should use for giving successful presentations time after time
Commonly mispronounced words - and how you should pronounce them!
How to Give a Bad Talk
The 10 commandments for giving a really bad talk