Category Assessing Feedback

What to Do After Your Media Interview

Here’s an excerpt based on Chapter Five of my latest book, Reporters Don’t Hate You: 100+ Amazing Media Relations Strategies, available wherever you prefer to buy your books. The chapter contains “Hot 100+ Media Tips.” This segment revolves around how vital it is to assess performance after each and every media interview. Debrief your performance […]

What Is Your Audience Saying to You?

A lot of executives who speak in public become perplexed when I tell them to scan the audience. They see their main job as delivering their presentation. The reason they neglect this real-time check is that they are so busy thinking of what they are going to say next, they fear they will lose their […]

Assessing Feedback: Showing Good Form

Many people believe that assessing feedback when you speak in public begins and ends with an evaluation form. I suggest you use one, by all means. Make your questions open-ended and leave plenty of room for comments. Be sure to spend some time designing a form that unearths the data you need while keeping your […]

Internalize to Verbalize

Whether you take advantage of a formal public speaking workshop or not, don’t ever neglect the need for practice. This does not mean simply giving your presentation a cursory once-over. You need plenty of rehearsal time before you are ready for the big show. An earnest practice regimen is the single biggest key to successful […]

The Secret to Enhancing Your C-suite’s Public Persona

A lot of executives become perplexed when I tell them to scan the audience when delivering a presentation. It’s all part of the essential effort to assess feedback. They see their main job as delivering content. The reason they neglect this real-time check is that they are so busy thinking of what they are going […]

When You Don’t Have All the Time in the World

While leading a presentation skills training workshop, it became clear to me that the speakers were trying to cram too much content into too small a time frame. The content was all good, but something had to give. I’d wager that this has happened to nearly everyone. I know it’s happened to me. You think […]

The Three Keys to Great Presentations: A Recap

I dug back into the archives and noticed that it has been some time since we’ve reviewed the foundation of public speaking. I call it the Three Keys to Great Presentations. Shortly after launching my consultancy more than 20 years ago, I observed that clients were searching for a straightforward method for learning how to […]