Interview: Paul Larsen – Business consultant

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Paul is a frequent conference and workshop speaker on leadership and development at such organizations as the Southern Oncology Association of Practices (SOAP), American Society of Training & Development (ASTD), and the Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA). He is a current member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), NCHRA, ASTD and the Bay Area Organization Development Network (BAODN).

Interview: Terry Barton – Savvy Leader

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She is an adjunct faculty member at Chabot College and serves on the ASTD Golden Gate Board of Directors. Using the “single most powerful question anyone could ever ask”, Terry Barton helps individuals and businesses connect to what is preventing them from moving in the direction they want to go. Whether it is an operational issue, a performance issue or a problem with a team, Terry helps people and organizations get [.]

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5 Steps to a Brilliant Keynote Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

This is not the 2011 ASTD presentation but it gives you an equally good example of Buckingham's skill. . It is a rare occasion where, when a presenter asks for feedback on a presentation, I have no constructive suggestions to offer. In fact, I don't think that has ever happened. I am usually full of ideas to tweak and massage a presentation to make it more logical, more engaging, more memorable.

10 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

Professionally Speaking...

I recently attended my local ASTD chapter meeting ( ) where a panel of CLOs talked about the role of global learning in tough economic times. I'm not usually a fan of panels, because they frequently appear disorganized with speakers rambling , cutting each other off and running out of time. But this panel was refreshingly different and very effective. . What made it so good? The moderator played a huge role and I'll cover tips for moderating a panel in the next post.

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Professionally Speaking...

I spent most of last week at the American Society for Training and Development ( ASTD ) International Conference and Expo (8000+ attendees) here in Washington, DC at the very impressive Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The days were chocked full of interesting sessions, interesting people and interesting observations. . The organizers did a great job.

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How to Deliver a First-Rate Online Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

She has been designing and delivering online training programs for global audiences for over nine years and is a frequent presenter at ASTD and E-Learning Guild conferences. Increasingly public speakers and presenters are finding themselves presenting to online audiences.audiences they can't see or make eye contact with. In this guest post, Darlene Christopher, Learning Officer at the World Bank Group, offers us some tips for presenting online.

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Expressing your uniqueness in print

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