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I am often amazed at my capacity to miss the obvious. This is one of those cases.

It involves the use of video. Now, as a professional writer/producer/director for some 35 years, you’d think I’d be past the stage of making mistakes. But no. On the other hand, this is a great learning moment for us all.

I have been known to rant about the tremendous power of distractions to take your audience’s mind off what you’re saying. It’s one of the keys to being successful as a presenter – keeping the distractions in the room as minimal as possible.

I was in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada about a week ago speaking to an audience of the “Canadian Association of Professional Speakers” about the use of Read More …