Orange – Lesson 13: Presentation Zones & Using Your Hands

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In this episode of Orange, we take to the stage at the Bellagio in Las Vegas to talk about using three presentation zones to effectively connect with your audience. We do these kinds of large events often, but the things we talk about in this episode translate all the way down to small boardroom meetings and sales pitches. Additionally, we …

Orange – Lesson 12: Using Humor in Presentations with Special Guest Mike Walsh

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What does this episode of Orange have in common with an actual orange? They’re both appealin! Please. Please forgive that joke and watch this episode of Orange about how to actually use humor in presentations. Joining Brian is our friend Mike Walsh, a regular keynote speaker, Associate Director of VSA Partners, and Author of Bowling Across America to talk about …

Orange – Lesson 11: Make People Feel Special

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In this episode of Orange, we’ll show you how to make people feel special with tube socks, pop rocks candy and Nike sneakers in place of email, text and phone calls. No, we’re not pitching a bizarre new integrated internet-of-things mobile app. We’re talking about delivering messages in unconventional but very effective ways. Brian will show you how being an …

Orange – Lesson 10: Eye Contact and Presentation Practice

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Like a polygraph test or Shakira’s hips, when it comes to connecting with an audience, the eyes don’t lie. In this episode of Orange, Brian explores eye contact and presentation practice. Why are they such important speaking strategies? How can you improve eye contact? How can your audience’s eyes tell you more than you think? In four minutes and seven …

Orange – Lesson 9: Preparing for a Presentation Special Guest: Jason Crane of Transamerica

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When it comes to preparing for a presentation, nobody does it better than Jason Crane. Jason is Transamerica’s Executive Vice President and National Sales Director, a long time client, and friend of SquarePlanet. He was was kind enough to swing by our office to record this episode of Orange. From choosing the right anecdotes to determining how much to take to prepare—Watch and learn some …

Orange – Lesson 7: Standing Out Among Competitors Special Guest: Dave Dyson of Eclipse Telecom

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Go ahead… break the rules! In fact, we encourage you! This episode of Orange is all about contrast, being bold, and straying from the herd. Eclipse Telecom CEO, Dave Dyson, shares his insight into effective communication by sharing a story about how going against the norm positively impacted his organization. Watch All Lessons onYouTube  

Orange – Lesson 6: Presentation Resources

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How do we keep our creative juices flowing like a raging river instead of a trickling stream? Where do we get the inspiration to craft engaging stories and messages for presentations? Why is the bottom drawer of Brian’s desk so dang messy? In this episode of Orange, we talk about great resources every great communicator can add to their presentation tool belt …