What You Really Can Learn From Reality TV « Presenting Yourself and more . . . By Joyce Newman, The Newman Group, Inc. — Reality shows are fun to watch but they also offer an opportunity for you to improve your own presentation skills by watching how contestants perform during one of the most important moments of their lives. In our last post, we discussed how to sharpen your presentation skills if you want to audition for popular reality shows.
So You Think You Can Dance Returning for its landmark 10th season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE debuts with a two-night premiere Tuesday, May 14 at 8/7c and Wednesday, May 15 at 9/8c on FOX. The Emmy Award-nominated hit dance competition series will feature host Cat Deeley (@catdeeley) and resident judges Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) and Mary Murphy (@hottamaletrain), as well as guest judges, including Minnie Driver, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Wayne Brady, All-Star Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Adam Shankman, among others, at auditions in Austin, Boston, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles. Each show will again feature breathtaking performances, as well as suspenseful eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America's Favorite Dancers.
Apps and Tools to Help You Tell Your Story - MPS013 - Modern Photo Solutions Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Katie Nelson is joining me today to as we discuss some of our very favorite aps, tools, and sites to help you get your story (and your loved ones) TOLD! We are talking about: Presentation Skills, PowerPoint, Strategy During a period of more than fifteen years, I have asked more than twenty thousand people at workshops, seminars and presentations to raise their hands to each of the following statements in turn: Raise your hand if most of the business presentations you’ve attended in the past few years have made extensive use of visual aids. Raise your hand again if you can say that 51 per or more of the presentations you attended in that period were a good use of your time. Virtually every hand has gone up to the first statement. I think the only people who didn’t put up their hands are too tired, too skeptical or too independent.
MasterChef Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for Season Five of the culinary smash hit MASTERCHEF premiere Monday, May 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The three celebrated food experts will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds and turn one home cook into a culinary master. The hit unscripted series once again will conduct a nationwide search for the best home cooks in America. Thirty of the best home cooks will be flown to Los Angeles to present their signature dishes to the judges in hopes of earning a coveted MASTERCHEF apron. Once the auditions are over, the top home cooks will be put through their paces in a series of challenges designed to test their palates, food knowledge, passion and culinary skills.
From Russia With Love – Should Western Presenters Be Worried..? « Presentation Design, PowerPoint Presentation, PowerPoint Slides, PowerPoint Design I recently returned from a visit to our Russian office ( I’ve had the pleasure of meeting up with our growing band of Russian customers a few times recently but this last trip was special in a number of different ways. Firstly because I think the trip was proof positive that our Presentation OptimisationTM methodology has truly become international. Over the years we’ve made no bones about how it has successfully supported our customers in the UK, US and Europe…but Russia is a different proposition completely and yet it STILL works. How is it different? Well of course there are the obvious things – the language (one I think I will always struggle to comprehend – thank God for the power of finger pointing accompanied with a smile), the frankly incomprehensible (to me at least) Cyrillic alphabet and, most importantly, the business culture.
Hell's Kitchen Season 12 of HELL'S KITCHEN will be as explosive, dramatic and %@#!&* intense as ever, thanks to Chef Gordon Ramsay and his demanding challenges. Once again, 20 aspiring restaurateurs will brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win a life-changing grand prize. Share #52Stories from Your Personal History This Year Your stories matter. You do know that, right? But finding the time, motivation, and inspiration to write them down isn’t so easy. Where do you start? What events should you include? 5 Killer Ways to Open Up Your Next Presentation « Hook-Line-N-Sinker Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not in terms of presentations. It’s crucial to understand the importance of grasping an audience’s attention in the first moments of a talk. Your opening lines set the tone for your overall performance, so a great opener will prepare and intrigue the audience and ensure that your message is effectively received. So, how do you enchant an audience right off the bat?