Slides. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, but using them is one of the most common visual tools that we use as speakers, trainers, and presenters. The problem is that’s waaaay too easy to create slides that are canned, boring, and can diminish our message and credibility. [Read more…]
You might be an expert in your field but new to professional speaking. You might be a veteran in your subject matter but new to being an entrepreneur. You might even be an expert trainer, coach, author or consultant but new to speaking professionally. But frankly, it doesn’t matter how deep your subject matter expertise might be, unless it’s in the speaking business, then it probably feels like you’re starting over. And in some ways you are! [Read more…]
Russ Riddle titles himself ‘Anomaly at Law’ and he proved that moniker correct at the February NSA Virginia program. Only an anomaly could transform an intellectual property presentation (yawn) into an engaging, entertaining and interactive program full of “aha” moments.
Just to set a baseline, try testing your knowledge on this very basic true/false test: [Read more…]
Do you know the power of a podcast? You do if, like me, you frequently find yourself enveloped by a good podcast, wandering over to Amazon, clicking on the guest’s newest book. Or, pulling your car over to scribble down the guest’s name on a favorite radio show so you can check their website later.
There’s something about a trusted voice in your ear. It goes straight to the brain.
Wouldn’t you like that voice to whisper your name? [Read more…]
As President-Elect, I get to attend the Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) session as preparation for taking over as president next year.
The Institute is led by the Chapter Leadership Committee (CLC). These volunteers are past chapter presidents who give generously of their free time and pay for their expenses to provide advice to chapter around the country. Our chapter is blessed to have Karen Cortell Reisman working with us this year who has been doing a great job of working with Joan and me. [Read more…]