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 Perfect Panel Discussion

    Assembling a brilliant group of experts to sit together on a stage and discuss an important topic—a live panel discussion event—can be a great idea. If you do it right, you’ll end up with engaged listeners who learn a lot. But you—event planner, moderator, and panel member alike— need to plan ahead to keep it running smoothly and avoid becoming just another boring session.

    September 25, 2019
  • Making Organizational Meetings Effective and Fun

    Many companies and organizations hold events like this one: a sizable group of sales staff or employees gather in a hotel for a few days for a series of meetings to discuss corporate vision or a new direction, to celebrate a job well done, and to keep a team motivated. We recently helped a company’s leadership team prepare for their presentations at an important all-employee conference. We share a few general recommendations on how you can help prepare your team for your next-such event.

    September 25, 2019
  • Bad Ways to Start a Presentation

    Sometimes we hear presenters—both within our workshops and in the real world—who try to lower our expectations before they even get started. They open by saying things like “I’m not really very good at this” or “I’m not exactly the world’s greatest expert on this topic” or even “I’m sorry I didn’t really get time to proof my slides.” These all fall into the category of “Bad Ways to Start a Presentation.” But there are other bad openings as well…

    August 27, 2019
  • The Power of Soft

    President Teddy Roosevelt famously said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” It’s likely that he was referring to overly chatty political types who talked too much and accomplished too little. But we want to emphasize the “speak softly” part of that quote, with the suggestion that you can really call your listeners’ attention to a specific idea or phrase by lowering the volume of your voice down to a whisper.

    August 27, 2019

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