07 Oct 2010

Seven Ways To Set Your Presentations On Fire

Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes

I don’t know what it is with us PR folk, but we like to use words, phrases, analogies that evoke destruction when we put our rah-rah hats on.


Image: heal and inspire via Flickr, Creative Commons

“Crush it!”

“Kill it!”

Whatever. We’re a bloodthirsty lot and happy to be so.

This past Sunday, I shared seven posts that I think make for great reading when you’re preparing for a presentation.

Today, I wanted to share seven lessons I learned as I prepared for Ignite DC No. 5, an experience […]

03 Oct 2010

Weekly Roundup: Unleash Your Lady Gaga

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Whatever you think about Lady Gaga, you have to admit she does one thing extremely well: she commands attention.

Image: Lori Tingey via Flickr, CC 2.0

That’s pretty important when you’re on stage, even if you’re not a professional performer.

And whether we realize it or not, we’re almost always on some “stage” or other; with business partners, clients, even on Twitter.

Commanding attention becomes even more important when you’re making a presentation. And preparing for, and then presenting at, Ignite DC […]

24 Sep 2010

Sense Is Lost On Squirrels

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

We’ve talked quite a bit about the need for constantly educating ourselves and our peers recently, haven’t we?

Reminds me of a conversation I had with Back Yard Squirrel the other day.

Image: Les Howard via Flickr, CC 2.0

“So what do you do?” he asked, while trying to reach – upside-down – into the bird feeder.

(Unsuccessfully, I might add.)

“I’m a PR agency of one,” I answered, wondering if a neatly-aimed acorn might knock him off his perch.


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