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June 09, 2011


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Kathy Reiffenstein

Hi Paul,

Thanks so much for your comments.

You really pinpoint a key issue with trainees -- it's frequently hard for them to imagine themselves delivering with the passion or commitment of some of the more well known presenters...because they don't see themselves as "changing the world." I think our job is to help them see that changing the world can be done in all sorts of [small] ways.

And it starts with being able to communicate effectively enough to get people to listen and remember.


Paul Kirrage

So true: I love to have my trainees in presentation skills study Steve Jobs' techniques. The difficulty then is transposing what works for an almost messianic Steve Jobs' into more humble presentations about less revolutionary subjects.

Your comment that "presentations are advocating a better or different way of doing or looking at things" will definitely help students to "focus on the dream". Thanks for adding to my toolbox!

Now following you via http://www.twitter.com/checkmypres Looking forward to your tweets :)

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