Public profanity is a new phenomenon and I can’t quite decide if it is a nadir or a zenith. Perhaps it is both, and as such, it has fascinating implications for anyone involved in public presentation.
The “but trap” could send to our keisters any of us who write or speak in public. Don’t fall into a but trap. Think “yes and” instead.
I have colleagues who specialize in helping people communicate in languages other than their own. I know experts in this field, and I can say without equivocation that I am not one of them. I am pretty good at using words like equivocation in my native tongue, but when it comes to the finer points of communication across cultural divides, well…my daughters would tell you I don’t even know how to speak to millennials.
Cliff Atkinson to headline the 2019 Presentation Summit, 16 years after he opened the first-ever one, in 2003.
Once a year, I participate in Leadership Santa Clara, a wonderful initiative that many cities (not just Santa Clara) conduct in order to seek out and cultivate local leaders in city government and community endeavors. This six-month program, led by SAE Communications, explores governance, volunteerism, environment, media, health, culture, and business communication with bi-weekly gatherings […]
San Diego Sweepstakes Worth Over $4,500 In its 16-year history, the Presentation Summit has offered plenty of drawings for free passes. This summer, however, lays waste to the entire landscape of Summit giveaways with the San Diego Sweepstakes, worth over $4,500. For the month of June, and in conjunction with its promotional partner eLearningArt, the […]
It’s 11:00p at night and my hometown basketball team has just won a second championship in three years. I should be partying, celebrating, or at least watching Sports Center. But no. Instead, I’m at my keyboard, writing to you about the Presentation Summit, our annual conference. Why am I being so pathetic?? Indeed, this Warriors […]
You don’t have to be a political junkie to have been interested in former FBI Director James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. And if you are a member of the presentation community, you might have found it utterly fascinating. And illuminating. And educational. This was the best reality television of the […]
Attend the conference, join the Guild for free Two organizations with arguably the most passion for the presentation experience are joining forces, as the longest-running conference for the industry, the Presentation Summit, and the Presentation Guild, the newest voice for the community, announced a strategic partnership for 2017. The benefits to the end-user community are […]
If so, they are failing I grew up near Stanford University in the 1960s and I remember my mother taking me on campus for protests and marches against our country’s involvement in the Vietnam War. She likes to tell the story of one late-October gathering in which the chant of “Peace now” gradually morphed into […]