WHO VS. THAT
Present yourself as a polished
speaker with the correct use of
“who” and “that.”
¢ WHO is used with people.
EXAMPLE: The speaker who
presents after me will need my
¢ THAT is used with things.
EXAMPLE: The plane that was
supposed to take me to New
York was canceled.
NOW, YOU TRY IT.
What word goes in the blank?
“It includes firsthand
perspectives of people ______
are familiar with bullies.”
WHO belongs in the sentence
because it is used with people.
“This is a sudden crisis ______
needs to be addressed.”
THAT is the right choice.
We all start at Point A en route to our desired outcome, Point C. Far too often, however, individuals and companies get o; track and land
at Point B instead. And by then, the corrections to achieve Point C are much more
massive. So, how can you stay on course?
¢ Calibrate and recalibrate. It is as one
leaves Point A, the starting point, that for a
short period of time, actions and behaviors
place you on a trajectory either toward Point
C or Point B. Recognize what those actions
or directives are and extrapolate forward
which pathway you are on. The pay-o;
is success, achievement, and sustained
¢ Change your decisions and actions.
How will you know, at the earliest point
possible, that you’re o; course? What people,
systems, and support do you have to stay on
track and monitor your success? Do you tap
FIVE THINGS TO DO FIVE MINUTES
BEFORE A PRESENTATION
¢ Check for any clothing faux pas—zip
zippers and button buttons.
¢ Review and confirm any organization
names you plan to use.
¢ Do an upper-body and jaw warm-up
¢ Remind yourself how much you like
and appreciate your audience.
¢ Check that any props you plan on
using are present and accounted for.
(Microphones, projectors, and the like
should be checked well before this time.)
BY JEFFREY MAGEE, PhD, CMC, CSP
GETTING BACK ON COURSE
WHEN YOU VEER OFF
JEFFREY MAGEE, PhD, CMC,
C S P, works with individuals and businesses
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into your professional colleagues? Do you
track your bookings and revenue? Does your
sta; have clear deliverables and are they held
accountable? Use these tools to keep you
alerted to when you’re veering in the wrong
¢ Implement these three steps.
1. Clearly define Point C.
2. Monitor so you know quickly when you
are o; course.
3. Change decisions and actions to regain
the trajectory toward your goal.
FIVE MINUTES TO GO
FIVE THINGS NOT TO DO FIVE MINUTES
BEFORE A PRESENTATION
¢ Eat anything that has even a remote
chance of upsetting your stomach—
especially burp-inducing bubbly drinks.
¢ Never take a slug of tequila, or even
polish o; your wine glass.
¢ Don’t go to the bathroom. (That should be
done much earlier.)
¢ Don’t change the opening of your speech,
unless you have a really, really good reason.
¢ Don’t let yourself get upset about anything,
unless you need to begin your presentation
with that emotion in the forefront.