Public Speaking: Places are funny

Some places are simply funnier than others. Cleveland is funny. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is funny. I live just off Goodluck Road. That’s funny. My computer consultant used to live on Easy Street in Temple Hills, Maryland. That’s funny. It was hard to find him because people were always stealing the sign, and it’s not easy to steal an Easy Street sign.

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Daniel Hamburger has a PowerPoint secret he wants to share with you.

From Smart business

“There’s a wonderful feature of PowerPoint, you hit the B key and it blacks the screen in show mode, most people don’t know that,” says Hamburger, the president and CEO of DeVry Inc.

When DeVry, the higher education holding company for DeVry University, Ross University, Chamberlain College of Nursing and Becker Professional Review, hit a rough patch, Hamburger got to know that B button pretty well.

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Maximize Your Presentation Skills: How to Speak, Look and Act on Your Way to the Top (Paperback)
by Ellen Kaye

“If you want to become a better speaker and communicator, this book will be an excellent guide. It is down to earth, easy to read, and very informative.” — Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager”

Ellen Kaye educates, cultivates, and motivates so that her clients are far more capable, entertaining, and charismatic. I’ve seen it happen. I encourage you to read her book and benefit from her coaching.” — Nancy Lauterbach, owner, FIVE STAR Speakers & Trainers, and president, International Association of Speakers Bureaus

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Master the Perfect Presentation with Ease

The difference between a mediocre and magnificent career usually hinges on one simple thing: how you present yourself to management, clients, coworkers, and the public. In Maximize Your Presentation Skills, professional speech and image coach Ellen A. Kaye reveals how you can take your career to the next level by communicating like a seasoned business leader.Presented in an easy-to-use Q&A format, this indispensable guide answers more than 100 specific questions about public speaking, business etiquette, and leadership image, while dozens of valuable exercises help you hone your new career skills. This powerful and insightful book will help you master these crucial career skills and stand out from the crowd, whether you’re just starting out in the business world or have been running a company for years. If you don’t want to walk up the career ladder, but rather sprint, let the invaluable advice in Maximize Your Presentation Skills be your guide.