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!

  • Are You Sitting Down?

    We’ve been working recently with a number of individuals who tell us they are more likely to give a presentation while seated around a conference table rather than standing. When participating in our seminars, they ask: how is it different to present from a seated position?

    May 17, 2018
  • Whoa, Tough Questions!

    In many of our workshops, we include a “Controlling Q&A” exercise that allows our clients to practice facilitating this critical part of a presentation.

    April 26, 2018
  • Avoiding Phoniness: A Lesson from a Classic

    A character from a literary classic helps clarify why so many speakers struggle to engage their audiences—because they insist on using aloof-sounding voices that seem inauthentic and overly presentational. Take it from the pages of J.D. Salinger: just be yourself.

    April 23, 2018
  • Repeat Business: Just Ask for It

    What’s the most important thing to do after wrapping up a successful project or campaign with a client? Let them know, as directly as possible, that you’d like to continue your work for them. Here a few thoughts on how to plan your approach.

    April 19, 2018

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