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Ed Sykes & Joy Fisher-Sykes

Vol. #5  Issue #37

March 1,  2007

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Feature Article:  Presentation Skills: Seven Presentation Secrets Learned from the Academy Awards

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How to Prepare an Outstanding Presentation in Thirty Minutes or Less
(Seven Secrets to Giving the Impromptu Speech)

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  Presentation Skills: Seven Presentation Secrets Learned from the Academy Awards

by Ed Sykes


Academy Awards come and go, but one thing is a constant: bad acceptance speeches. You may never win an Academy Award, but you may be asked to give an acceptance speech for an accomplishment in your business, your career, your community, or your organization. Sometimes your acceptance speech will be for what you accomplished, or for what your team has accomplished.


Will you be ready when it is your time to give an acceptance speech?

The following are seven presentation secrets to giving an outstanding acceptance speech in any situation:


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"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives."

- Anthony Robbins

Bonus Article:

How to Prepare an Outstanding Presentation in Thirty Minutes or Less
(Seven Secrets to Giving the Impromptu Speech)
By Ed Sykes


It's 2 p.m. and your manager walks up to you with that look on his face. He announces that the company president wants you to give a presentation to him concerning the high profile project you have been working on…and he wants the presentation to start in thirty minutes. Now you have a look on your face as if you had just seen a ghost.

No problem. The following are seven secrets to preparing an outstanding presentation when you have less than thirty minutes:



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