Resources

Complement Your Training with Educational Resources

EMS Communications firmly believes that knowledge is the key to fostering meaningful personal growth and finally ridding the world of boring and ineffective presentations. With that in mind, here are some educational resources, which EMS provides for free to help you develop the skills you work on in training.

Sell It…Don’t Tell It: How to Write and Deliver a Winning Presentation is EMS’s on-the-go guide for developing more effective presentations. This ebook not only offers tips for how to engage your audience better, but also contains helpful worksheets designed to assist you in becoming an expert presenter. Learn more about the Sell It…Don’t Tell It ebook.

Speaker’s Digest is the EMS monthly electronic newsletter. It contains articles about the elements of public speaking, critiques of recent speeches and presentations in the media, and news about EMS Communications itself. Explore the Speaker’s Digest archives to the newsletter’s past issues.

EMS Communications produces instructional videos that deliver short lessons in communication and leadership. Other videos explain and highlight the benefits of specific services that EMS offers. View EMS’s growing collection of videos on the EMS channel and you can even leave feedback on what other topics you’d like to see covered—maybe the next video will take you up on it!

  • The Impeachment Trial: A Seminar in Team Presenting

    Have you been wanting to participate in an EMS workshop but haven’t yet scheduled one for yourself or your team? Here’s something you can do right away: watch portions of the Impeachment Trial to get a real-world seminar in Team Presenting. Feel free to use our discussion questions to interpret and evaluate the strategies that both House Managers and White House lawyers are using to take advantage of individual strengths of their team members as they argue their cases in front of the Senate.

    January 29, 2020
  • Impeachment Trial Lessons for Presenters #2: The Intro

    Hey EMS! Can I tell a joke in my presentation? It’s a common question. The best way to answer is by sharing examples of humor being used effectively (or ineffectively.) When it’s timely, on topic, and catches the audience off-guard, a joke can really make an impact. We appreciate a moment of humor injected into one of the marathon days on the Senate floor, delivered by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.

    January 28, 2020
  • Impeachment Trial Lessons for Presenters #1: The Warning

    Those involved in the Impeachment trial have been facing some very long days. No one’s days have been longer, though, than for Chief Justice John Roberts, who hears Supreme Court cases in the morning before convening Senators for trial by afternoon. And though he doesn’t have a huge role in the trial, he chose to flex his muscles early in the proceedings, and we do mean early.

    January 28, 2020
  • What Can Presenters Learn from President Trump?

    Regardless of where you land on today’s political spectrum, most will agree that President Donald Trump has a unique and powerful speaking presence. We’re sharing a very non-political look at the speaking style of our president. You’ll find some techniques that he does exceptionally well—and a few that you might want to try yourself!

    December 22, 2019

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