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Articles by Peter Paskale

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    September 8, 2014

    Presentation Skills: How to Handle an Ambush

    Nine tips to successfully evade the presentation highwaymen.

    “Stand and deliver!”   For years it was the cry of the English Highwayman - a dashing masked figure atop a jet-black horse, hero to the masses while profoundest enemy of the rich upon whom he prayed. A sort of Anglo-Saxon Zorro, just without the chubby little sidekick.   Such was the myth. The reality however was very different. This was no popular hero launching his ambush from the roadside shrubbery. This was a thug plain and simple. A robber who was there for just one thing -...Continue reading

    By Peter PaskalePosted in Communication Skills on September 8, 2014

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    March 3, 2014

    Two Surefire Ways to Bring Your Next Presentation to Life

    Are your presentations boring?

    For some reason, whenever we stand-up to make a presentation, many of us become our sternest selves. We’d be no more likely to break into a spontaneous smile than we would be to turn a quick pirouette. The same logic applies directly to the words being spoken from our unsmiling lips. Those words tend to be stripped-down minimal phrases. They are as focused as possible and as few as necessary, as we aim to deliver a professional business case.    I’m not sure exactly where it is...Continue reading

    By Peter PaskalePosted in Communication Skills on March 3, 2014

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    October 8, 2013

    “Why wouldn’t you buy our product?”

    Learn to counter-balance a customer’s concerns. Don’t confront them.

    It was an unusual sales approach. At a county fair, a lady on a solar energy booth grabbed me as I walked past, and without introduction, popped the question:   “Why wouldn’t you invest in solar to reduce your home energy bills?”   My mind then promptly produced several excellent reasons for precisely why I wouldn’t buy solar to reduce my energy bills, and these reasons all came to me despite my notorious passion for inflicting all sort of green gizmos on our...Continue reading

    By Peter PaskalePosted in Communication Skills on October 8, 2013

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    July 21, 2013

    Peter Paskale

    Writer, Coach & Trainer, Speak2All

    Peter Paskale Writer, Coach & Trainer Speak2All   Biography   Peter Paskale is a writer, coach, and trainer guiding presenters to be at their best when on the stage.   Following a 15 year career within the technology sector that included 11 years working for Dell, Peter became a consultant specializing in training and coaching business presenters. Today he works with teams around America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to help multinational organizations to bring their...Continue reading

    By Peter PaskalePosted in Communication Skills on July 21, 2013

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    June 30, 2013

    How To Flourish As A Presenter: Forming a Presenters Colony

    4 Ways to achieve the support you need to flourish as a public speaker.

    By Peter Paskale, Writer, Coach & Trainer, The Presenters' Blog  Around the USA, beautiful towns and villages celebrate in the title of "Artist's Colony". Long before tourists arrived, a diversity of artists congregated to work together and practice their art.   Cape Cod offers outstanding light, while areas like Sedona have inspiring landscapes, but geographic inspirations aren't the only advantage that artists are seeking out.  By clumping in colonies they receive emotional...Continue reading

    By Peter PaskalePosted in Communication Skills on June 30, 2013

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    May 9, 2013

    Three Ways To Bring The Spice Of Opinion Into Your Next Presentation

    Why do so many of us feel it's best to avoid sharing our opinions?

    By Peter Paskale, Writer, Coach & Trainer, The Presenters' Blog  Every time you make a presentation, you commit a blatant act of opinion, and that's good. That's exactly as it should be. Opinion makes challenging. Opinion makes distinctive. Opinion makes memorable.   As business presenters however, we try to stick to the facts, and do all that we can to eliminate any accusation of speaking from opinion. Nobody wants to be accused of being "opinionated", and that makes us shy. To be seen as...Continue reading

    By Peter PaskalePosted in Communication Skills on May 9, 2013

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