Category Archives: presentations

Presentations: Writing for the Ear, Not Just the Eyes

I’m in the process of drafting a presentation I’ll be giving next month. The first draft is always the roughest, but I got a first cut of the content written, and then a couple minor revisions. However, upon starting to … Continue reading

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The Rotten First Draft

“Everyone writes a sh**y first draft.” –Anne Lamott I’ve got a presentation that I had been putting off doing any work on because I was waiting for further inputs from my intended audiences (two distinct groups–a topic I’ll cover in … Continue reading

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Translating Technology for an International Audience

Several of the sessions I attended at the AIAA Space Forum were given by engineers or scientists who were not native English speakers. I give them a lot of credit for being wiling to stand up and present on a … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

As I’ve noted in previous entries, I’m a rather emotional chap on occasion. My mentor D2 suggested a webinar on using emotional intelligence titled “How Emotional Intelligence Drives Candid Conversations and Improved Performance.” The presentation provided some useful insights on what … Continue reading

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Giving Presentations

Are you afraid of anything? –Grad school peer to me, 2002 For the record, I am not fearless when it comes to presentations. This might surprise some of you who have met me and know that I’m quite clear about … Continue reading

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