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Sheryl Sandberg Leans Into a Standout Commencement Address

Early summer yields a bumper crop of noteworthy college commencement addresses. These speeches by cultural luminaries and business leaders often exhibit strategies to benefit the rest of us in our own talks at work. Like the most memorable TED talks, commencement speakers often invest significant time crafting and rehearsing talks beforehand and merit analysis. Here we spotlight Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s recent address to graduates at University of California, Berkeley. Sandberg’s powerful and moving address embodies useful tips to make your own presentations at work more impactful

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The Story of Presentation Success

We’ve all suffered listening to presentations bloated with data. Sure, numbers need to be communicated and assure credibility. Yet a tsunami wave of data creates another danger—increased risk of boredom and audiences checking out. One surefire way to engage an audience is strategic use of stories. Whether for a ten-minute update, an hour-long talk to colleagues or a conference presentation, stories increase retention, and set you apart from the crowd.

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The Memorial Service

There may come a time when you are asked to organize a memorial service or  a "celebration of life" for a dear friend or relative.

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"A Shining City on the Hill" How A Metaphor Can Touch your Audience

FAMOUS METAPHORS:

"All the world's a stage." (Shakespeare)

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15 Tips: How to Prepare for a Last Minute Presentation

Did you just find out that you need to give a presentation in 90 minutes? Here are a few easy and effective tips to help organize and present that next mission-critical presentation.

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