Power Keystrokes for Apple Keynote

by Derek Featherstone

Manipulating an embedded movie clip in Apple’s Keynote software can easily be done with some simple to use keystrokes. Much better than trying to look at the screen and use the mouse to control the movie as you look at the screen over your shoulder.

November 3rd, 2011


Timezone Sickness

by Derek Featherstone

I recently spoke at a conference in Amsterdam. I’ve been sick since I returned and it is a direct result of my behaviour while I was there. No, it’s not what you think. Nothing like that at all, really.

October 24th, 2011

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Know your role

by Derek Featherstone

You can’t always be a comedian when you’re speaking. Sometimes that just isn’t your job. And if it isn’t your job, you can’t beat yourself up because you didn’t get that many laughs when you delivered your presentation. You need to know your role and judge your success accordingly.

October 11th, 2011


The Power of Why

by Derek Featherstone

When you’re preparing for a talk, ask questions to find out more about what the event organizer or client is looking for. They’ve chosen you for a reason, so you want to be sure that you deliver what best suits their current needs. The most powerful question you can ask in preparation for any speaking, training or consulting engagement is “Why?

October 6th, 2011

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How to avoid being wishy washy

by Derek Featherstone

When you’re at the front of the room, it’s yours. Keep it by taking these wishy washy phrases out of your talks. Don’t ask the audience for permission to tell them a story—just tell the story!

October 3rd, 2011

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