Building a presentation is an act of love and a process of discipline. It requires process and it also requires intuition. This is the second part of a trilogy where Peter and I go deep into our process of how we present and why, and the thinking that goes into the development and delivery of a typical presentation. Mark dives deep into his process, exploring how presentations get approached, exploring where there is process, where leaps of faith occur and how both blend together to create a final product.
4 August 2022 In the coming months we’re offering a trilogy on what we’ve learned along the way from a combined 70+ years as professional speakers (a number that frightens both of us somewhat). Think of this as a masterclass in presentation development and delivery. We’ve done a few webinars on delivering presentations before: Bullet […]
If you have ever heard about early adopters, then you have encountered reference to this book. Diffusion of Innovations is the landmark classic on how innovations are socialized, popularized and adopted (or not).
Join us for our next Strategy Books live event! 22 June at 1pm EDT! Free to attend, on LinkedIn Live!
You’ve heard of “lean.” It’s kind of everywhere. But where did it come from? This time, we’re going back to the bible of lean, “The Machine that Changed the World” by Womack, Jones and Roos.
Join us for our next Strategy Books live event! 1 June at 1pm EST! Free to attend, on LinkedIn Live!
We communicate all the time, mostly without thinking about what we’re doing. The problem isn’t just that we communicate casually, but that in doing so we believe that we have accomplished what we set out to do. Communicating is the most difficult of tasks, and the consequences of failure range from the trivial to the catastrophic. How do we share our thoughts with another and know—without doubt—that they now understand what we intended to communicate?
Join us for our next Strategy Books live event! 11 May at 1pm EST! Free to attend, on LinkedIn Live! This time around, I’ll be reviewing “Think Again” by Adam Grant. From the author of “Originals,” it’s a fascinating exploration of what it takes to rethink what already know and believe. Strategy Books is where […]
There is a universal structure that underlies almost all of human functioning. Masters of their craft value it. Others ignore it at their peril. It is enormously simple, and yet incredibly complex. The three-act structure is the anchor that guides almost every meaningful interaction we encounter. Why does it work the way it does? Where does its power come from? Most importantly, how do you apply meaningfully?
Write, and you could become influential, famous and fabulously wealthy. While that might happen, writing rarely pays off with any of those rewards. So why write? Peter has written more than a 1,000 articles. During that time he’s stumbled on a few secrets about writing that he was never taught in school. We learn by doing, so that might not be surprising. We also learn more about what we know by writing it down. In this session Peter will explore how to extract the most benefit possible from this solitary act.