Board Meeting Presentation Template

Last week on The Public Speaker blog, I mentioned a template that I use for board meetings.  In the comments of the blog post, one of the listeners asked that I post the template. That image above is the template.  It’s just a quick way to conceptualize how concise a board meeting presentation needs to be.

Presenting Data Better

“Everything should be as simple as it can be, but not simpler.” – Einstein

Recently I’ve noticed more and more infographics being used on blog sites, however, I’m still seeing too many executive presentations that present data in text form only and research presentations that contain excessive data that does not directly support the main point being made.

What Technology Do You Need?

Below is an answer I’ve sent to many people regarding what technology is needed for audio  production. I am NOT an expert in this area–this is just what I have learned through my experience.

Recently I’ve started dabbling in videos so I’ve been learning more about that.  I thought it was time to update the post with some video recommendations.

Good Reasons Not To Delegate

Q: I’ve read many experts say that managers must delegate. I’ve also read that managers that don’t delegate won’t last long. But aren’t there things you shouldn’t delegate?

A: Absolutely. Some things are just too important to hand off. Are you handing off responsibilities that should stay with you? Learn what not to delegate.

Book I Have Bought and Recommended

I love books.  Reading is a big part of my life because for very little money we can learn so much.

I hate to admit this, but I used to get most of my books at the library.

Forthcoming Book – Jan 2013

I was always taught that “relationships determine results.” And now I know Lisa’s book, Smart Talk, helps you create those golden relationships!  
– Pat Croce,  New York Time Best-Selling Author and Serial Entrepreneur

Improve Your Performance. Achieve Your Goals.

Now you can get your professional development delivered directly to your printer.  Get bite-sized briefings that you can read in a just a few minutes.  These brief bulletins help you build your reputation as a positive, inspiring, compelling communicator and can help you turn a miserable workplace into a healthy, productive, happy place to be.

Unravelling Mysteries of Language

As you can imagine, I’m fascinated by language. A good friend of mine sent this to me today. Some of them I knew already, but many of them I didn’t.  (One or two, I have even wondered about.)

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  Oh, to be clear, this is something you should read when you are looking for entertainment, not education.

Behavioral-based Intervew Questions

When I was graduating from college Exxon Mobile (at the time Mobile Oil) was training their managers in behavioral-based interviewing. They needed practice candidate so they came onto campus to give young college students (like myself) a chance.
I needed practice interviewing so I went to the classroom to practice.

Brand Icons and Social Media

I can’t remember many brand icons from my childhood, but I do remember one that was “Grrrrrreat”…of course that was “Tony the Tiger”…ah the days of simplicity. Today, we are seeing a resurgence of brand icons and they are ‘not your fathers’s’ icons.

Today’s icons are far more complex and multi-dimensional. They have facebook pages and Twitter profiles.

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