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Montana JEC September 27, 2010

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For you engineers out there, you have just three more days to register for the Montana Society of Engineers’ Joint Engineering Conference in Helena.  After Sept. 30, the price goes up by $50.

Sign up now for a great selection of technical courses to maintain those Professional Development Hours, and come listen to my own talk on Friday, November 5.  Be ready for a little myth-busting and hear about some tools that you can use to focus your team on those things that really matter.  It’s not always about “innovation”; sometimes its the efficient leverage of creativity.  Don’t know the difference?  Come find out!

JEC Agenda, November 3-5, 2010

Speak To The Next Slide September 22, 2010

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Here’s a simple tip to remember for any presentation:

As you present (or prepare the talk), think of the transition to the next slide and speak to its points before you click over.

That’s it.  Simple, right?

But think about what this requires.  First, you obviously need to know your material and the slide content.  You’re not using the slides as your notes.  You’re using them as supporting material for the points that your active speech and body movements should already be communicating to your audience.

If you’re not doing this, your audience is reading the slides rather than listening to your words.  If this is happening, you can sit down and everyone can just read silently.  Or maybe you don’t need to be there at all…