Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Today I am recommending the Amy Cuddy presentation “Your body language shapes who you are” . The presentation explores the relationship between positive postures and behaviour.

I can see applications for this for trainers and presenters especially.

I like the way many Ted Talks are backed by research and experiments – as is the case here. Having seen to many body language as entertainment presentations on tabloid TV – I am a bit wary – but I was swayed by the supporting science.

Amy also used a good presentation technique in that she gave the audience one effective technique to take away and use. Continue Reading

Blog or Wiki – The Prime Directive – To Share

It occurred to me while explaining wikis and knowledge banks, that this blog is more of a wiki than a traditional blog. The ultimate purpose or “the prime directive” of this web presence is to share useful tidbits I pickup with you. The secondary purpose is to act as a portable on-line reference, I can use when asked questions while on site training and consulting.

So lets share some resources… Continue Reading

I have to give a PowerPoint. Arrgh!

I cringe inwardly when I hear people say I have to give a PowerPoint. Arrgh! You are giving a Presentation. Ideally, You are delivering an idea, a concept, a plan. The Presentation and PowerPoint are tools you are using not the end in themselves. Continue Reading