Logic vs. Emotional Appeal ~ Truth/Fiction

How Can We Recognize Attempts to Dupe Us Into Believing Untrue Things? Logic – is one of the key ingredients that is missing in the volumes of disinformation being fed to the public, worldwide. Regardless of whether it comes from the worlds of business, politics, religion, or cultural groups, so much of what we read and hear is based on appeals to our emotions to cause us to believe things that are untrue. BTW, most of us do some of this some of the time. Other people are paid professionals to do it to convince masses of people to do or think something they might not have done otherwise. It matters. Let’s learn about it. Continue Reading →

Presenter Guidebook

These guidelines work equally well for presenters, event coordinators, & trainers, and for companies evaluating speakers and venues. Continue Reading →

Ice Breakers for Training or Conferences

There are several books “out there” about training ice breakers, but I did not like the suggestions I found. Most were too corny, too crass, or would use more time Continue Reading →

Harriet Beecher Stowe – A Script

Gracious!  That Mr. President Abraham Lincoln is a tall man and so imposing in his ways!  Imagine how my poor heart fluttered as my eyes inched up his spindly frame all the way to the top where sat the most stern and kindly face!  His voice boomed at me when he said, “So this is the little lady who started that great big war!” Continue Reading →

Business Infographics: Training, Retreats, Conferences

Now that we’re resigned to living on Zoom for the Winter and Spring, let’s refresh our memories about how to use business infographics to conduct sessions – even if you Continue Reading →

Vimeo Versus YouTube

Both YouTube and Vimeo are video sharing networks. Users can upload videos for free. Each has different levels of storage and support. A brief comparison of Vimeo and YouTuber video sharing platforms may help you decide which to use for specific content. Continue Reading →

Training Series #3 – More to Consider Before Creating Content

It’s not only about what you or I want to say or convey. It’s about what affects the ability and willingness of the audience or students to receive the most important aspects of our presentations. So, don’t be grumpy. Here are a few more factors to consider. Then, we’ll start on content creation. Continue Reading →

Training Series #2 – What Trainers Should Know About a Training Venue BEFORE Classes Start!

Nancy giving a PowerPoint training speech in a venue

There are always surprises when you’re training, but the venue basics should not be one of them. Get your questions answered in advance. Here is a checklist to help you, regardless of whether you’re doing the training or you want me to develop and present the materials. Continue Reading →

Speeches and PowerPoint Presentations

Nancy giving a PowerPoint training speech in a venue

Question: what do I love to do?     Answer: create persuasive speeches and training or classroom presentations! Question: what is the difference between any other speechwriter and me?     Answer: if Continue Reading →

Creating Persuasive Elevator Speeches

I hope some of you will take my Creating Persuasive Elevator Speeches class.   This class is not just the normal instruction about “elevator speeches.” That takes only 5 minutes Continue Reading →