Missed Our Webinar?! No Worries, We Hit Record. How to Make Panel Discussions Not SUCK

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Greetings, friends! Our webinar titled How to Make Panel Discussions Not SUCK 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: It’s called Business Theatre! It is a performance, so consider lights and a sound system. They make a HUGE …

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 …

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 …

I Came. I Saw. I Walked Out: An Anonymous Letter From a Frustrated Audience Member

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A few months ago, Brian called out to the world and asked people to stop tolerating the time-sucks that are selfish, ill-prepared business presentations. He called it “The Walk Out.” Enough—he said—enough of the self-absorbed, meaningless, jargon-blasted fireside chats, lunch-and-learn sessions and keynote presentations that have become all too familiar in business today. Then came an email from someone who had read …

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 …

Know Your Audience: The Triple A’s According to Gatsby

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There’s a difference between talking at and talking to your audience. Are you sharing information with them that they actually want to know and will benefit from? If you’re not, you’ve already lost them. The most common presentation advice we give to speakers is “know your audience.” And no, we’re not saying that you should hop into the crowd and …