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This Week in Insights: Week of August 17

ON THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS BLOG: Tim Pollard shares how to slim down your presentation…and still have all the detail you could ever need. FROM OUR TWITTER AND LINKEDIN FEEDS PR pro, entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker Peter Shankman tells you how to send an email and guarantee it will be read The One Trait That […]

How to Slim Down Your Presentation. Or, Having Your Appendix IN

I was sympathizing with some sales guys at one of our workshops recently. They were showing me some sales collateral that Marketing had created for them – and this was the old joke… that wasn’t, and isn’t, funny: It was an unbelievably dense deck. A bewildering quantity of material. It was the kind of deck that […]

This Week in Insights: Week of August 10

ON THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS BLOG: Thinking of banning PowerPoint (or any slides) at your company? Eli Murphy discusses why banning PowerPoint doesn’t solve the real problem.   FROM OUR TWITTER AND LINKEDIN FEEDS Scientists now combine light and sound to reveal the brain 15 meeting etiquette rules every professional needs to know [infographic] For the #SwipeFile: […]

Switzerland…. Not so neutral on PowerPoint

Leave it to the Swiss…. There is an organization there advocating for a referendum prohibiting the use of PowerPoint during presentations. And they claim to be the 8th largest political party in Switzerland. Seriously. This puts them right behind the Evangelical Peoples Party (and given the anti-PowerPoint rhetoric on their site, I would argue they […]

This Week in Insights: Week of August 3

On the Communication Skills Blog: Tim Pollard reveals the beating heart of sales messaging. From Our Twitter and LinkedIn Feeds Can imagination be measured? A mathematical algorithm for discovering new things The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational [An old, but good, list]. 3 Lessons IBM’s Watson can teach us about our brains’ biases […]

The Beating Heart of Sales Messaging

Despite our best intentions, almost all presentations tend to revolve around the priorities and interests of the presenter. There are many reasons why this happens, but the deepest root is the natural self-orientation that sits firmly at the core of the human psyche. We are most interested in ourselves and we struggle to see the […]

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