It’s time for the annual sales meeting!

Get on the bus to the that pretty good hotel. Get your orthopedic seat cushion ready, you are going to sit through a lot of presentations. And get ready to give that business overview you’ve been asked to give! With internal corporate presentations you have two strategy choices.  Give a good, average, OK presentation (lots of graphs and charts) and be forgettable.  A presentation that gets you off anyone’s radar because no one will remember what you said by break time. The other option is to try to “win” your presentation. Be more interesting, more focused and above all else, more memorable than your colleagues.  If the first option is… Read More

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MythBusters…. I need to give a good presentation

The myth of the good presentation With presentations you only have two choices if you want to be memorable.  A train wreck were people remember the disaster; presentations so boring that people remember how boring you were instead of your intended message. Everyone I meet has a few of these stories. The other choice is a great presentation, the one that truly educates and inspires.  All other presentations are quickly forgotten, especially the “good” ones. I help you get beyond these myths, and get into the world of interesting, focused, memorable presentations. Workshops and one on one coaching. Contact me, I’m a mythbuster 🙂 Joe Pops

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Be creative to find your pot of gold

I just wrapped up a Win Your Presentation workshop with a leading brand. The audience was a very dynamic group of business professionals. Like any workshop facilitator I handed out my evaluation form at the end of the session. But when you run under the flag of “Refuse to be Boring” you can’t let the last interaction with the audience be a boring form. So, I took a risk.   My form does have the typical workshop evaluation questions, but I “closed” with something a little creative. I asked the audience to answer the final question in crayon. I asked a group of corporate business professionals to colour the answer… Read More

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