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Bruce Heavin: The Thinkable Presentation

View this entire Bruce Heavin, The Thinkable Presentation course and more in the lynda.com library. Bruce Heavin, cofounder of lynda.com, explains the thinkable — a method of approaching life with curiosity and willingness to learn from our failures. In this presentation, illustrated in Bruce's signature style, he shares his philosophy of putting passion first, mixing

How to make a favorable first impression

From Duarte: Kate Middleton received a lot of press atten­tion this week for deliv­ering her first public speech as the Duchess of Cambridge. In her three-minute address at the Tree­house, a hospice run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, she tried to connect with her audi­ence and make a favor­able first impres­sion. The Duchess faced a chal­lenge familiar to many newly promoted busi­ness leaders, elected offi­cials and public figures: with so much riding on first impres­sions, what can you do to win the favor of your audi­ence? Here are some tips to help those step­ping into the spot­light shine. · Go to How to make a favor­able first impres­sion →

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15 12 ideas to make your presentation go from boring to bravo

From Kristin Arnold at ChangeThis: While it will always be easier to recite infor­ma­tion (one-way) than it is to make an engaging speech (two-way) presen­ta­tion that connects with your audi­ence, today’s audi­ences are demanding more engage­ment and inter­ac­tion. Their lives are full of instant updates and streaming head­line news sent straight to their cell phones. They are expecting you to bring specific knowl­edge they can’t get anywhere else and deliver it in an enter­taining way. Unfor­tu­nately, most people rely on a few tried (yet true) tech­niques to engage an audi­ence and rarely stumble outside their comfort zone. If you truly want to connect with your audi­ence, you can choose to make your presen­ta­tions more engaging and inter­ac­tive. · Go to 15 12 ideas to make your presen­ta­tion go from boring to bravo →