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Four Presentation Skills from Five Corporate Leaders

By Jerry Weissman / April 15, 2015

Please see Jerry’s latest blog post on Slideshop.

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Why Chegg Stock Popped 30%

By Jerry Weissman / March 6, 2015

Chegg, the online learning platform for students, whose stock has declined and underperformed for most of their first year as a public company…

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Rand Paul and a Lesson from the Scorpion

By Jerry Weissman / February 5, 2015

It is the nature of journalists to ask challenging questions. When Rand Paul agreed to appear for an interview with Kelly Evans of CNBC on Monday…

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Think First and Avoid Apologies

By Tanya Fruehe / January 7, 2015

One practice all professional writers have in common is that they compose many drafts of their work.

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Uber's Growing Pains: A Lesson in Accountability

By Jerry Weissman / December 5, 2014

But its most recent pain was internal. Two weeks ago, BuzzFeed reported that “A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team…

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3 Lessons from the Stumble of Microsoft’s Satya Nadella

By Jerry Weissman / November 19, 2014

During his interview with Maria Klawe, the President of Harvey Mudd College, she asked him a question…

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Be a Creator, Not a Critic

By Jerry Weissman / November 4, 2014

The movement to help women rise from second class status to equal rights with men—an effort that has been an uphill climb…

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Google Job Criteria

By Jerry Weissman / April 21, 2014

Google hires about 100 people every week and Laszlo Bock, the company’s Senior Vice President of People Operations, is the person who controls all those destinies.

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Pitching for Entrepreneurs

By New Orleans City Business / April 4, 2014

The local New Orleans business press, City Business, reported on the 6th Annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and Jerry’s pitch.

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Facebook's Birthday Present: A 14% Jump in Stock

By Jerry Weissman / February 4, 2014

As if in anticipation of today’s tenth anniversary of its launch, Facebook…stock jumped 14% [and] Zuckerberg’s share rose to $28.1 billion dollars.

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Too Much of a Good Thing

By Jerry Weissman / December 18, 2013

Readers of this blog and participants of the Power Presentations programs are aware of the importance of anecdotes in presentations. Anecdotes serve as case studies to illustrate a product or service and they create a connection to the audience by the human interest angle. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad […]

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Airbnb and Zynga Shoot Wide of the Mark

By Jerry Weissman / December 6, 2013

Read how these two prominent social media companies neglected to address their audiences in Jerry’s post on Forbes.

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How Jumping the Shark Brought Victory to Terry McAuliffe

By Jerry Weissman / November 6, 2013

Learn how you can be victorious by not jumping the shark in Jerry’s post on Forbes

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Twilio CEO Learns the Secret of Selling

By Jerry Weissman / October 9, 2013

By taking a lesson from the late and great Steve Jobs, Twilio’s CEO, Jeff Lawson, figured out where he was going wrong and reworked his investment pitch to better his results for his company.  Read his strategy on Forbes.

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Grammar and Communication

By Jerry Weissman / September 4, 2013

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal published an article about grammar that is quite relevant to presenters. The author, Mark Goldblatt, who teaches at Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York, considers good grammar vital to success in life. He wrote, “Nothing prolongs the socioeconomic struggles … more than an inability to communicate […]

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Two Presentation Lessons from Leah Garchik

By Jerry Weissman / April 12, 2013

Today on Forbes: make it all about them.  Them being your audience.  San Francisco Chronicle columnist, Leah Garchik, writes a piece on presentation observations and she makes several relevant points about the pitfalls of tedious presentation delivery.  Learn two important lessons today.

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Winning Strategies for Power Presentations: Conversation with Jerry Weissman

By Indezine / April 11, 2013

Check out Jerry Weissman’s conversation with Indezine about his new book Winning Strategies for Power Presentations.  

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Public Speaking Advice from a Comic Novelist

By Jerry Weissman / February 26, 2013

Teddy Wayne, a novelist whose latest, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, was reviewed on the front page of the New York Times Book Review on Sunday, also appeared in the newspaper on Monday with an article giving advice about public speaking. Mr. Wayne earned this prime coverage because of his reputation for comic writing. […]

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Q&A with Jim Harbaugh

By Jerry Weissman / February 1, 2013

In a prior blog, you read the infamous advice about handling tough questions offered by Robert S. McNamara, the Secretary of Defense during the controversial Vietnam War: Never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wish had been asked of you. And quite frankly, I follow that rule. It’s […]

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Lance Armstrong Does the Right Thing

By Jerry Weissman / January 18, 2013

Transparency counts when owning up to wrongdoing or even before you have the chance to commit wrongdoing by being open and honest.  Learn what Lance Armstrong and HP CEO, Meg Whitman, have to say on the topic, today on Forbes.

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What readers are saying about "Winning Strategies for Power Presentations"

By Jerry Weissman / January 10, 2013

5.0 out of 5 stars 75 great lessons in effective presentation from a master January 3, 2013 By Jeff (Northern California) Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program Full Disclosure: I’ve been through the author’s 3 day introductory course and am a huge fan of his insight and lessons. Winning Strategies for Power Presentations tackles […]

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