#SavePanelDiscussions – Register TODAY [Webinar] How to Make Panel Discussions Not Suck

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REGISTER HERE! Wednesday, October 24th 2018 @ 10am PT Led by our resident presentation expert, Brian Burkhart In just 35 minutes you’ll learn: How to build engaging, energetic conversations among panelists How to connect with the audience better than ever before How to handle Q&A like a pro How to moderate to stay on time, on topic and keep the …

‘Do the Work’ Led Us to a Spot on Inc. 5000 List One of Inc. Magazine's 2018 "Fastest-Growing Companies"

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Using purely anecdotal evidence, I’d say about half of the Phoenix, AZ metro population has a tattoo. Yeah, I know, 50 percent is a big number. But just hang at any coffee shop, grocery store, gas station or street corner and you’re going to see plenty of ink. I have no desire for one myself, but the question invariably comes …

Webinar Recording Everything You Need To Know About Presentations You Shoulda Learned At A Kids Birthday Party

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Greetings, friends! Our webinar titled Everything You Need For A Presentation, You Shoulda Learned At A Kid’s Birthday Party is in the books. Missed it? Want to watch it again? Want to share it with coworkers, friends, family, your neighbor?! Well, we’ve got great news—now you can! Enjoy! Remember: Ensuring the audience will like and trust you is easy—just follow …

Wear What You Beleive

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Our brand-new merch just came in, and wow—it’s legit. We believe in Making Waves at SquarePlanet, so naturally our new T-shirts say “MAKE WAVES” right across the chest because it’s something we hold near and dear to our hearts. We could’ve just phoned this project in and ordered standard plastisol-printed shirts, but instead we decided to Make Waves with our …

Annual Top Ten Presentation Trends – 2018 Edition What's Hot and What's Not

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Hello friends, it’s that time again, time for my annual list of presentation trends.  Oh yes, another round of the good, the bad and the downright stupid things that I expect presenters to employ this year in an attempt to curry favor with an audience. Try as I might to fully read the tea leaves, I was “wide right” on …

Top Ten Presentation Trends for 2017 The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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In 2016, I crafted my first, and now annual, list of presentation trends; the styles and approaches in live communications that I expected to take shape over the next 365 days. Now, I’m no Nostradamus—but my predictions ended up being closer than even I could have expected. We’re talking everything from social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk’s shameless cursing to a …

Use These Two Simple Techniques to Improve Sales Learn to Simplify Your Message and Connect With People

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I recently heard the story of a man named V.K. Krishna Menon, the Minister of Defence for India in the 1950s. In 1957, he gave a speech at the UN to defend India’s position on Kashmir. It lasted eight hours. No joke. It holds a Guinness World Record. Menon actually collapsed from exhaustion partway through this marathon address and had …

The Plot Thickens: What’s Next for Storytelling and Technology Lessons from a Chicago Ideas Week Event: Part 1

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“Storytelling is not just the ones we make up. It’s not fiction. It’s everything happening all around us.” That’s what RYOT’s Gabe Lifton told a packed Edlis Neeson Theater as part of Chicago Ideas Week’s Future of Storytelling keynote event a few weeks back. If there weren’t 10 rows of attendees between me and the stage, I might have rushed it to …