Category Archives: Professional Presentation

Personal Problems in a Professional Setting

Do not bring personal problems to the office.  Leave them at home. If your coworkers are your friends, wait until you are outside the office to discuss  your personal matters.

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Business Presentations – Arrive Early

When giving a business presentation, plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow yourself enough time to do a technical check and an overview of the presentation room. Technical Checklist: 1. Do you have power? 2. Are there … Continue reading

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Professional Image – Pens and Pencils

If you would like to improve your professional image, invest in the finest writing instrument your budget will allow. Fine pens and pencils are noticed and remembered by others.¬† Remove all giveaway pens from your office and briefcase and leave … Continue reading

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How To Handle Chatty Audience or Class Members

When attending a class or presentation, audience members should be courteous to the speaker and refrain from speaking. Chatting during a presentation is also rude to the other attendees who want to hear what the speaker has to say. If … Continue reading

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Making the Transition From Student to Professional – Accessories

There is much more than professional attire to consider when making the transition from student to professional. You must also evaluate your accessories. Carrying an old backpack with a college logo on it continues to identify you as a student. … Continue reading

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Non-verbal Communicaton – Your Stance

People form an opinion about you within the first seven seconds of visual contact with you. It is imperative you are always aware of your body language to give a good first impression. When standing, consider the following guidelines: 1. … Continue reading

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Professional Presentation – Eye Contact

In my children’s etiquette classes, I require each student to give a short presentation standing in front of a small group. During the presentation, I require them to have eye contact with every person present. Professionals should do the same … Continue reading

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