New post with Prezi! Fixing up The Success Cycle

I had the honor of being asked by the amazing Prezi staff if I’d share some of the content form this blog with them.  So, after some thorough planning and some amazing back and forth with the staff, we worked together to create a post. You can check it out here: First amazing Prezi post […]

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Online class starting July 7

Like what you read here about presentations?  Take a class with Martha, founder of The Presentation School, online with Mediabistro.  These courses are recorded and Martha will be checking your work as appropriate, so don’t worry about time zones! Issues we’ll cover: Thinking about your audience (and I’ll share a tool with you to do […]

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NYC Women’s Professional Development Event – June 21

The Presentation School is one of the organizers for this event about presence.  I will also be giving a 90 minute session with communications skills training during the day.  Hope you can come!!!! The Influential Woman: Learning to Persuade, and Succeed, Every Day at Work (A Women’s Professional Development Event) Saturday, June 21 40 Washington […]

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So, you’ve networked. Now what?

Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who has just been going to all of the parties at SXSW, or you’ve just come back from a really fun MeetUp where you’ve met lots of like minded folks, or you’ve just met a couple of like minded individual at some other gathering. In any case, you’ve […]

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How to avoid disaster

More and more folks have been asking me my thoughts about Michael Bay’s freakout at CES.  (If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video below): First things first, I have mad empathy for him.  It’s not easy to have things go wrong on such a big stage.  Apparently the most common fear is […]

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Lupita Nyongo’o is a great speech giver

My favorite Oscar talk from last night was by Lupita Nyongo’o.  Not because I saw her movie yet (I’m behind on the Oscar movies from 2013), but because her speech was so authentic.  Sure, she probably rehearsed it a few times.  Well, likely a lot of times because it still felt authentic.  Really authentic.  It’s […]

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Next mediabistro class starts March 17, 2014

Hunting for some more skills on writing and designing presentations? Do you have ZERO graphic design knowledge? Are you lost when it comes to structuring your presentations? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you should sign up for my next class with mediabistro.com that begins on March 17th. sign up here […]

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Event ice breaker ideas

I just read a post by Charlie O’Donnell on the “Rules of Inclusion” for tech events (well, really any events).  He brings of up some great points:  inclusion should be a tone set by event organizers, not everyone drinks so don’t rely on alcohol to solve all your networking issues (and some people are horrible […]

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Nelson Mandela, one of the greats

Like most of the world, we at The Presentation School are deeply saddened by the loss of Nelson Mandela.  He was an amazing humanitarian.  One of the most selfless individuals to walk the worth, at least in recent industry, and definitely one of the most worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.  He was also a […]

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$ ≠ A successful speaking engagement

A good friend of mine recently posted this blog post written by someone who refused a TEDx speaking engagement because it wasn’t paid.  You can check it out here.  The gist of what this fellow says though is this: TED costs $6,000 for a week; therefore, speakers should get paid TED is a non-profit, but […]

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