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Reality Check: Be a Powerful Presenter

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Don't fall for misconceptions that can undermine your presentations.

We were finally in the home stretch leading up to TEDxPortland. One of our speakers' TED Talk was well-scripted—he had refined transitions, stories, and clarity of ideas. The slide deck was stunning, thanks to the support of a local graphic design wizard. But despite the great messaging and beautiful visuals, we had a glaring problem: his delivery.


He wasn't a bad speaker; he was simply uncoached. Although he

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