Use Effective Visuals

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The Fifth Step for Technical Presenters.  Many technical presenters fall into the trap of designing slides or white boards that are too busy. The slides are dense with text. They act as speaker’s notes, leaving the presenter with nothing of value to add. Or the white board gets crowded with chaotic charts and notes, confusing …

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Tell A Story

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The Fourth Step for Technical Presenters. Technical information can be difficult to follow. Even people who are familiar with a technical topic may not immediately understand a new concept. This is especially true if the concept is presented only the abstract. What’s the solution? In my coaching practice, I work with presenters to come up …

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Just Talk to Us!

The Third Step For Technical Presenters.  With technical information, the temptation is for presenters is to write a script. But it’s nearly impossible to sound conversational while you’re reading a script. And being conversational is the only way you’ll hold the audience, no matter how great your slides are. In my coaching practice, I’ve developed …

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What to Say? What to Leave Out?

The Second Step for Technical Presenters.  STEM and other technical people love to figure things out. It’s fun to sort out a complex problem! It can be even more fun to tell others how you did it. In a presentation that is driving action, though, it’s important to shape content according to the audience’s interest …

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Confidence

The First Step for Technical Presenters.  Celebrate your achievements! If you are a STEM or other technical professional, you’re probably a very smart person. You understand the nuances of the SEC standards, or you get the complexities of digitalization. You not only grasp the nuances of your subject, you also create recommendations and processes to …

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Technical Presenting Series: Powerfully Engage Your Audiences Every Time

I must admit, I’m a bit of a nerd. I really enjoy learning and conveying complex information. STEM? Bring it on! Economics? Let’s go! So when a Big 4 accounting firm approached me to help its presenters on their technical accounting webcast, I relished the opportunity. Over time, I found that these experts in accounting …

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Shifting Your Accent: It’s Just Another Role

People come to America from all over the world, hoping to build better lives for themselves. In the past, many immigrants came to America with few skills and little education. Now, many internationals are well-educated and highly skilled. They have the qualifications and ambition to succeed in any part of American society. Sometimes, however, there …

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