7 Easy Steps to Powerful Presentations
About Fern Lebo
Award winning speaker, trainer and coach, Fern Lebo decimates the rules and reinvents communication with a whole new system for building business relationships—in person, on screen, and on paper.
A respected communications authority, Fern teaches the secrets of powerful presentation and strategic business writing—in workshops, keynotes and corporate retreats across North America. She is President of FrontRunner Communications, the author of six books and adjunct professor at Auburn University.
Category Archives: Strategic Business Writing
There are only 3 questions every buyer should ask themselves before they engage a consultant. If you can answer “yes” to all of them, allow the consultant to guide you–and get your money’s worth. Continue reading
There are 5 writing errors that jump off the page and make you look dumb. Learn how to correct them–because looking dumb costs you money.
Proposal writing centers may have the greatest writers in the company–but that’s often not enough. Even when they are smart, skilled and seriously productive, professional proposal writers rarely come from sales. Indeed, they may be so busy writing well that they’ve failed to master the art of selling. Discover the mistakes proposal centers make that lower your win rate. Continue reading
E-mail is no longer a new technology; it’s a core business tool and there is simply no excuse for getting it wrong. If you write to sell, or to support, or just to stay in touch, you’d better know the rules. Write right and reap the rewards. It’s not only a nice thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.
Unless your company branding insists on a particular font for e-mail, you have choices–or so it would seem. But research tells us something else. A font that is effective on screen is harder to read on paper; an effective font for hard copy is ineffective for screen. Want to know why? Read this. Continue reading
A prospecting letter is all about initiating a realtionship and indicating you’d be worth talking to. It’s a way of warming up the cold call and getting your feet in the door. Get it right and see how well it works.
Writing for today’s business reader is not difficult. It requires an understanding of the way people read and attention to the elements that trigger a positive response. Here are five simple rules to help you write like a pro.
According to a recent study from Yale University, the word “you” is the most persuasive word in the English language. And since it is, learn how to take advantage of that reality in your presentations and in your business writing. You won’t be sorry. Continue reading
Make no mistake about it, a sales proposal is part of a seduction. You’re past the meeting phase, you kind of like each other–and now the buyer wants to see how good a match you really are. Continue reading