Editorial

Are Protesters like Presenters?

If so, they are failing I grew up near Stanford University in the 1960s and I remember my mother taking me on campus for protests and marches against our country’s involvement in the Vietnam War. She likes to tell the story of one late-October gathering in which the chant of “Peace now” gradually morphed into…

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When Your Mariah Moment Happens

Did you hear the one about how powerful Mariah Carey’s voice is? You can hear her sing even when her mouth is not open. As you can imagine, there is no shortage of jokes about the singer’s epic fail on New Year’s Eve. Several have no doubt graced your Facebook or Twitter feed, you’ve seen…

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What You Can Learn from the Jewish Holidays

I start with a few provisos. First, I recognize that a high percentage of my readership subscribes to a faith other than Judaism or subscribes to no faith at all. Second, the Jewish High Holidays — marked by Rosh Hashanah (the new year) and then 10 days later Yom Kippur (day of atonement) — are…

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Is it Unfair to Call Hillary Clinton Shrill?

Of all of the lasting images and sound bites from the Democratic National Convention and from Secretary Clinton’s historic acceptance speech, it does seem a bit out of proportion to read and hear so much about her vocal pattern. But is it sexist? Is it unfair? No it is not. Let me state right at…

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The Warriors, Kevin Durant, and You

The Curse of Expectation Having been a long-suffering follower of the Golden State Warriors when they were terrible for over 20 years, it is with unreserved glee that I revel in last year’s championship, this year’s record-breaking season, and the recent acquisition of superstar Kevin Durant. But you don’t have to be a Warriors fan,…

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Don’t Say That!

Six Things Presenters Should Never Say The digital world is littered with articles with titles similar to this one. A Google search turns up 750,000 of them. And most of them offer good advice, albeit a bit redundant. Just about all of them warn against calling attention to your having run out of time, asking…

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Dr. Carmen Simon is “Impossible to Ignore”

Summit Regular Completes “All-Girl” Band in Las Vegas One of the most popular speakers ever at the Presentation Summit returns this year to deliver the Wednesday morning keynote: “Made You Look: How visual cues pave the way for powerful action.” Dr. Simon completes a conference first: all three keynote speeches in 2016 will be delivered…

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Sunni Brown Joins the 2016 Presentation Summit team

Which would you rather be grouped into: the 100 most creative people in business or the 10 most creative people on Twitter. If you are Sunni Brown, you are in both of those camps, and she will be bringing all of that creativity to the Presentation Summit this year, as the Tuesday morning keynote speaker.…

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Nancy Duarte to Headline 2016 Presentation Summit

When the 2016 Presentation Summit convenes in Las Vegas this October, it will do so with one of the most recognized names and faces in the presentation community, as Nancy Duarte returns to the conference which she helped put on the map. “Nancy was with us for our inaugural event back in 2003,” recalls conference…

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Happy Accidents with Triggers

You never know what you might discover when you thought you were looking for something else. One of our more loyal Presentation Summit attendees, Mary Hampton, had a recent dilemma and she came to us in search of a solution. On a map of the United States, she prepared information boxes for states that were…

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