Summer Movie Review with Louie Gravance

pop corn and 3d glasses on armchair cinema
Louie Gravance is literally changing the consciousness of business in America through his speaking and consulting skills. During his twelve-year tenure at The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida, Louie designed, developed, and delivered countless presentations beginning with the training and orientation program “Traditions” at The Disney University. and then for visiting corporate clients through […] Read More

Speaking Industry’s Busiest Season

Pretty, young business woman giving a presentation in a conference/meeting setting (shallow DOF; color toned image)
The speaking industry’s busiest season occurs during fall, between the months of September and November. It is a corporate and company trend that reflects our personal lives as well: we look back over the past year on missteps that had to be redirected and successes that were celebrated, and begin planning on how to avoid […] Read More

Tips for “Surviving” Holiday Parties

Holiday banquet
At this time of year, it seems that people often fit into one of two categories — those who enjoy attending holiday parties and those who don’t. Here are a few communication tips to use at these parties, especially company parties: Tip #1: To help you remember someone’s name, repeat the name as soon as […] Read More

Bring in the Sharks

Sharks
Shark Tank is the popular reality television show on which entrepreneurs present their innovative products, hoping that one of the investors on the panel, known as “sharks,” will invest in their company. As its popularity grew it became clear that Shark Tank was about much more than just financial investments and business transactions- or the […] Read More

The Power of Presence

Power-of-Presence
Often times when we listen to a video or watch a presentation given by one of our favorite motivational speakers, we walk away from the experience having acquired a good deal of knowledge and encouragement applicable to our lives. Yet as powerful as some of these videos and presentations may be, their impact does not […] Read More

Break the Ice at Your Next Meeting

icebreaker
Ice breakers can be a great way to kick-start any conference, break down barriers, and start people talking, introducing themselves to each other, and having fun. They warm up the crowd so that when you turn to the real purpose of the meeting, people are engaged, focused, and receptive to your message. And then there […] Read More

Let’s hear it for the moderator!

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Let’s hear it for the moderator! That’s right! These days industry panels offering multiple points of view are such a staple at events that the demand for professional emcees, discussion leaders, and moderators is gigantic. This month alone Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large at FORTUNE, has moderated three 2-day events. What is the job of a […] Read More

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