The best public speakers practice, practice and then practice more, writes Carmine Gallo. He advises spending at least 10 hours rehearsing each major presentation. "Being an average speaker -- or even a 'good' one -- won't get you the notice you deserve," he writes.
Even though they know better, some people still create tedious PowerPoints when faced with presenting to an audience, Carmine Gallo writes. Learning to put together a dynamic presentation that won't put listeners to sleep can set workers apart. By "creating simple, visually engaging presentations, learning to tell a story, and practicing the heck out of it, you'll stand out in a hyper-competitive global economy," Gallo writes. "Your voice and your ideas will be heard."
Communications coach Carmine Gallo outlines four keep-it-simple strategies the Flip digital camcorder's marketing team used to attract customers. Small businesses could mimic Flip's successful marketing strategy by applying simplicity guidelines to their own products, presentations, packaging and Web sites, Gallo writes.
Communications coach Carmine Gallo offers four tips for keeping the attention of an audience during a long presentation. He says to tell the audience up front how the presentation will help them, vary slides that are heavy on content with ones that are not, plan for 10-minute intervals and budget for food.
Lowering your voice, offering information, and brainstorming with options are three ways to help calm irritated customers, according to a process developed by Tom Murphy, director of the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University. Hundreds of employees at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York are using the process to help frustrated travelers, writes BusinessWeek's Carmine Gallo.