Episode 040 — Practice in Real Shoes and Be a Great Audience Member

    2-Minute Tip: Practice in Real Shoes   When we have a  big presentation on the calendar, we may be tempted to pick up a new outfit and new shoes to feel all shiny and new, and to imbue us with more confidence. And that’s great. It’s also important, though, to practice in that new outfit.   If half way through the presentation, you discover those new shoes are…

Episode 039 — Skip the Gimmicks and Repeat Yourself

**Begin your Amazon Holiday shopping at the 2-Minute Talk Tips recommendation page.**   2-Minute Tip: Skip the Gimmicks   Original ideas in a presentation are fun, but don’t confuse originality with gimmickry. A gimmick is often more about the ego of the presenter who wants to show off how clever they are. It becomes more about the speaker’s ego and less about the message or the audience.   Post-Tip Discussion:…