Raising the Bar — Code

  So you are thumbing through a magazine and stumble upon an ad that includes a postage-stamp sized graphic with a black & white interlaced pattern. What’s this? You wonder if it is a close-up view of some image, so magnified that only a few square pixels are in view. Actually, the graphic is an […]

Mediocrity to Mastery

There are several elements of your vocal strategy that can take your presentation effectiveness to the next level. In a featured article published in the May 2010 PresentationXpert newsletter, Tom Mucciolo shares some ideas on ways to enhance your voice including techniques for breathing, projection, juxtaposition and interaction. Read the whole story: Mediocrity to Mastery: Use […]

Using Virtual Space

Virtual space lets you connect the audience to invisible objects. In essence, you use virtual space to show the audience how you visualize the concepts you’re explaining. Although you see the concepts in your mind, the audience has no idea how to distinguish among them. Virtual space helps.

Connecting Flight Theory

I operate under the assumption that I should be on-time for whatever activity or responsibility I have planned. While some delays can’t be avoided, they could be anticipated. Over the years, I have built a vast database of travel nuances, patterns, and habits that have become my guiding principles in getting from place to place. One of these precepts […]

Vocal Exercise – What-a-to-do

This vocal exercise will help with voice pronunciation (phonetic sounds) and breathing (duration). The objective is to say the phrase in one breath, without rushing, in about 20 seconds.

Published Assessment Tools

In 2006, in conjunction with New York University, Dr. Leila Jahangiri and Tom Mucciolo collaborated on an extensive research project to identify the skills that contribute to a speaker’s effectiveness. From the findings of that published study, the authors designed a series of interactive assessment tools which measure as many as 80 independent skill elements to arrive […]

All the Right Moves

In a presentation, the majority of the message is in the performance of the content. Your physical actions help bring your words to life. In a featured article published in the PresentationXpert newsletter, Tom Mucciolo shares some techniques for using body language, positioning, movement, and gestures to enhance the delivery of content. Read the whole […]

To LOGO or Not to LOGO

Many wonder when, where, or whether an identifying “logo” should appear on visual content. Some contend that after a few slides, the logo is no longer noticed, prompting others to argue “then why is it there?”

Observing Body Language

The actions of the body can add or detract from the speaker’s words, depending on the level of consistency in the movements. A recent Charlie Rose interview of Bill Gates offers an opportunity to see how the hands are used to emphasize key points, and where the challenges exist when the actions are inconsistent. Click on the […]

Multimedia or Multi-MANIA?

There is a fine line between the use and the abuse of technology elements. In a featured article published in the PresentationXpert newsletter, Tom Mucciolo shares some techniques for incorporating animation, video, sound, and slide transitions into presentations. Read the whole story: Keep multimedia from morphing into multi-mania