Throughout the year in this blog I focus on techniques and strategies we can implement to improve our presentations. As we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving this week in the U.S., I wanted to pause a moment to look beyond the "how" and reflect on the "what" -- specifically, on the many things in the world of presenting that I am thankful for:
- I'm thankful for having the freedom to speak and share my ideas.
- I'm thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by helping them find the confidence and skills to speak more effectively in public.
- I'm thankful for all the really bad PowerPoint presentations made every day in business meetings around the globe because it means I'll never run out of work.
- I'm thankful for the insightful thought leaders in our industry who continually push the envelope and guide us to better ways of communicating and displaying our messages.
- I'm thankful for my audiences and workshop participants who give me their time because they care about communicating powerfully and engagingly and being the best presenters they can be.
- I'm thankful for my many colleagues in the presentation training industry who offer me new perspectives, insightful comments and their friendship, even from thousands of miles away.
And most especially, I'm thankful for you, dear readers, who subscribe to and read this blog. Happy Thanksgiving!
What are some of the things you are thankful for in the world of presentations?
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