Étienne Garbugli

Entrepreneur & Author of Lean B2B

Avoid weak words

By Étienne Garbugli | October 29, 2012

Be confident and affirmative, don’t use weak words like «I think», «I believe», etc (Guillaume Demers).

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Tell people what you are going to tell them

By Étienne Garbugli | October 22, 2012

Tell them (audience) what you are going to tell them (the intro), Tell them (the body), Tell them what you just told them (the conclusion).  Much of public speaking and getting things to stick is repetition (Aristotle).

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Help your audience focus

By Étienne Garbugli | August 29, 2012

You can have busy slides or be busy speaking, never both at the same time.

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Speak slow-ly

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Speak slower. Fast speaking gives a sense of nervousness, lack of confidence and that the information conveyed is not important (Neil Strauss).

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Stick to the rule of 3

By Étienne Garbugli | August 16, 2012

Stick to the rule of three for presentations. You might have twenty points to make about your service, but your audience is only capable of retaining three or four points in short term memory (Steve Jobs).

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Be comfortable in silence

By Étienne Garbugli | August 9, 2012

When presenting, be comfortable in the silences you create, people are listening.

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