Presenting with Es

4 Goals to Meet When Preparing an Impeccable Presentation

Meetings, seminars, awards banquets, luncheons, networking functions, weddings, funerals … and everything in between. Whether we realize it or not, people present all the time. But how often does the presenter seem confident and comfortable, engaging and memorable?

Photo credit: Josh Barry Photography

Recently, my wife and I attended a Bar Mitzvah for the son of a longtime friend. I was Bar Mitzvah’d myself, nearly 29 years ago and have attended my share of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs over the years. If you’ve never been to one, you should know that – aside from the very meaningful rite of passage it represents – logistically, they are very much like weddings. There’s a ceremony (traditionally led by a Rabbi) and then a reception: a big party with food and dancing for family and friends to celebrate this milestone.

This particular Bar Mitzvah was led by a rabbinical student named Nathan (above). With all due respect to every Bar, Bat and B’not Mitzvah I’ve ever attended, this officiant was the best I’ve seen. He led an educational and fun ceremony – not so easy to pull off. But the word of the evening, when others described this event – and there was lots of talk – was [Read more…]

How to be Remarkable

Are you inviting customers to let you be remarkable?

The ever-wise marketing guru Seth Godin defines “remarkable” simply as: worthy of a remark. With your customers and clients experiencing so much “noise” and so many distractions in the world today – including that from your own competition – are you doing anything that’s worthy of a remark?

Just a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of staying as a guest of the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel while also attending a 2-day conference inside Eden Roc’s beautiful Miami, Fl. property. Within the first five minutes of arriving, I noticed that each employee was wearing a [Read more…]