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They say you should face your greatest fears head on and public speaking has been one of mine since I was a kid. Being shy didn’t help during those school speech assignments one bit. Anyone with me on that one?
Having worked in the search marketing/web dev business since 1997, it was only 2 years ago or so that I began to speak at events about SEO, marketing with blogs and online public relations. I think there were 3 speaking events that first year. This year it looks like 16 and there are already 8 events booked for 2008. Things can change quickly in internet time.
Google’s known for leaving “beta” tags hanging about for long periods of time, but today, the company pulled one of its products out of testing. Behold: Google Reader is no longer in Labs, and it’s also gained support for a number of new languages.
The Inquirer reports that Google may soon deploy slideshow presentation creation and display software which they’ll call “Presently”. This application was apparently developed out of code that Google got with their acquisition of Zenter and Tonic Systems earlier this year.
The new presentation software will join the other Google Apps suite of products which include Google Spreadsheets, Google Write, and Gmail.
Sean Ammirati has a good summary of Google VP Udi Manber’s presentation at Supernova. Here’s what caught my attention…
Traditional media powerhouses, who spent the better part of the 20th Century perfecting content production and distribution, will have to change everything or risk being left behind. But there are some old-world moves, according to Bear Sterns, that will keep them afloat in a world to be ruled by Google and Yahoo.
If you want to gain a deeper understanding of the changing field of communication your blog exists in, take a look at the presentations from WOMMA Summit 2005. The focus is obviously word-of-mouth marketing, and blogs are just one tool from that perspective. But many of the speakers did talk about blogs as part of their strategies.
The intentions of this short tutorial are not to teach you how to use Open Office, but rather to show you a quick and dirty way to create presentations and tutorials that can be exported as a Macromedai Flash file.
I was well-prepared to give my talk to the congregation of the church, one that turned out to be a great learning experience. It’s a little confusing, but I was a fundraiser for a homeless shelter, but also served as PR chairman on many Boards, so I had two areas I spoke in: one was homelessness, and the other was church marketing.
Around 10% of us are introverts (though even Jung proposed it was the rare person who was 100% introverted 100% of the time), but nevertheless the world is more neatly arranged for the extravert. Introverts can be excellent salespeople and also presenters (as can extraverts), but they do it differently.
1. Structure the Presentation based on the Goal
Most sales presentations are persuasive presentations trying to persuade the prospect to purchase. But early in the sales process, you may be making an informative presentation simply educating the prospect on your product or service. Structure what you say and your supporting slides based on your goal for that presentation and how you will move the prospect from where they are now to where you want them to be.
Just as it is in person, you have only one opportunity to make a good impression on your website visitors. The challenge is to decide exactly what you want their first impression of your business to be long before you get to any of the steps in putting your site online.
You get through college with IQ, but you get through life with EQ-emotional intelligence. 80% of the qualities that lead to success are “soft”skills, EQ. People with high EQ experience less stress, enjoy better health, demonstrate higher levels of morale and performance, and report a better quality of life. It’s competencies like resilience, optimism, intentionality, and empathy. It’s applicable to team work, leadership, motivation, negotiation, ethics, and sales. EQ isn’t new, but full recognition of its value is.
Busy executives do not have the time to learn the intricate delivery skills and “glitz” of the professional public speaker.
Have your topic mastered so you can pay attention to these important things which will make your presentations memorable, get you clients, and get you invited back. Use your IQ and your EQ. Here are the top 10 things to be thinking about and feeling when you’re giving a presentation.
Everyone at some time or another must create a presentation to explain his or her experience. For some a bio works best in a given situation while for others a resume is more appropriate. If you’re having difficulty discerning which is the most suitable format for your specific needs or when to use which, the following will help you define the best selection.
Do you ever wonder why some PowerPoint Presentations are so much better than others? Why do some have amazing powers of persuasion while others simply bore you to death? TV commercials use these techniques to hold and fascinate their viewers. You can too, if you follow these tried and proven techniques.
Lack of preparation is the number one challenge to making a good presentation and we must all learn an effective process of preparation. In my preparation, this process includes the 3-D Outline (describing the What, the Why, and the How) and will cut your preparation time in half!
The sales presentation is your chance to show and tell, but it’s not all show and tell. You also need to think strategically about the customer’s buying process and their needs, your competitors’ offerings and why your solution is best. Here are 10 keys to planning a delivering a winning sales presentation.
Every day, there are people in offices and conference rooms presenting “irrefutable” facts, “compelling” ideas, “logical” solutions, and “bullet-proof” success strategies that come across flatter than yesterday’s soda.