Monthly Archives: October 2012

Can You Run a Meeting? Meetings as Presentations

Here’s a presentation mode almost nobody ever thinks about until they are in the middle of one: meetings. Many professionals dread meetings.  They feel like a drain on our precious time. There’s always someone who talks too much and makes … Continue reading

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5 Things You Can Fail that Won’t Ever Be on Any Test

One common theme on this blog is This Will Definitely NOT Be on the Test. …all the things colleges and universities don’t prepare you for. Because in the workplace there’s no test, but you can still fail. Service-learning courses are … Continue reading

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5 Things to Avoid in Professional emails

When heeding the irresistible siren call of the email–“Turn to me!” “Write me!” “Use me!” remember these five things to avoid in professional emails. If you find yourself typing any of these expressions into an email message, STOP and re-think … Continue reading

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The Third Golden Rule of Professional Presentations

The three golden rules of formal presentations: 1-practice, practice, practice 2-time yourself 3- get feedback Today’s post deals with Golden Rule #3:  3- Get Feedback This ties back to golden rules #1 and #2. If you practice, practice, practice in … Continue reading

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The Second Golden Rule of Professional Presentations

The three golden rules of formal presentations: 1-practice, practice, practice 2-time yourself 3- get feedback Today’s post deals with Golden Rule #2:  2- Time Yourself. Get out a timer (there’s probably an app on your phone) and time yourself. Do … Continue reading

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Three Golden Rules for Professional Presentations

The three golden rules of formal presentations: 1-practice, practice, practice 2-time yourself 3- get feedback Today’s post deals with Golden Rule #1:  1-practice, practice, practice. Ideally, practice to an audience—a house mate, friend, colleague–anyone who is willing. If it makes … Continue reading

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Workplace Presentations: Stepping Out of the Classroom!

During the four years of college, most students grow accustomed to formal class presentations. But college rarely prepares students for the kinds of presentations they will have to do in the professional workplace. Instead of standing in front of a … Continue reading

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