Eye Contact and Pausing… Is That All You Got?!

Engagement requires the intentional use of eye contact and pausing

Some time back, Dale and I were the guest speakers on a webinar. The topic was about how we’ve redefined business presentations as Orderly Conversations. We were talking about the use of eye contact and pausing in order to get yourself engaged in the conversation. When we talk about being engaged as a presenter, we’re… Read more »

Webinar Recording from PresentationXpert

PresentationXpert

Greg Owen-Boger, Turpin Communication’s VP and Dale Ludwig’s co-author, was invited to talk about The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined as part of the PresentationXpert Webinar Wednesday series. There were a lot of great questions asked during the session, and it’s becoming abundantly clear that there’s a huge need in the business world to improve efficiency… Read more »

Work the Virtual Room

To guard against sounding tired or uninspiring when leading a virtual session, I always recommend standing whenever possible. Being on your feet allows you to move around the room, keep your energy up and your voice bright. As you can see in this photo, taken during a session I led for Training Magazine Network called… Read more »

SMEs on Video: Help Them Get Comfortable

Do you coach SMEs, colleagues or clients on video? Do you present on video? If you answered yes to either question, here’s a webcast Greg Owen-Boger conducted with KZO Innovations July 24th. Greg was joined by Juana Llorens, Community Manager for ASTD’s Learning & Development Community of Practice. She spoke about some new thinking around… Read more »

Virtual Presentations That Work

It’s one thing to be clear, concise, and in control of your message when you’re speaking to a group of people in a live conference room setting. It’s an entirely different thing to keep audience members attentive and engaged when presenting virtually. It’s not just learning how to run the meeting software. That’s the easy… Read more »

It’s so difficult to keep everyone focused on conference calls and web meetings. Any pointers?

I agree. Keeping people focused on a conference call is a challenge. Here are a few ideas to make it easier. First, make sure everyone is aware of the ground rules. Do you want to be interrupted? Do you want everyone’s phone on mute? Do you want everyone to introduce themselves? Letting them know what… Read more »