Dan Naden

9 Things Never to Say or Do in your Next Presentation

“I am going to just run through the rest of these slides quickly because we are running out of time.”…
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Status meetings: Value-add or productivity drain?

A group of co-workers stare down a deadline. How will the project get done? This project has huge expectations. If…
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When the audience wants to text, how do you get them to listen?

As the communicator connected with the audience, every single person in the audience perched on the edge of her seat.…
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When’s the last time you talked with your customers?

Have you heard someone say?: “To have a friend, you need to be a friend.” Can this quote be repurposed…
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It’s the people that count

I’ve been around more product launches/refreshes/reworks than I can remember. Each experience introduces its own unique pitfalls and opportunities. Throughout…
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You are not going to believe this

“Because the hook brings you back I ain’t telling you no lie. The hook brings you back On that you…
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Pull up a chair and talk with your customer

Peel back the vulnerabilities of a person and you discover his true self. If you keep your eyes and mind…
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What can you learn by listening at Starbucks?

You can learn plenty by eavesdropping at Starbucks. I am not conspicuously listening, yet I’ll ‘hear things’ as I read…
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Audience 101: Talk with us, not at us

Shortly after the calendar flipped from 2010 to 2011, our family attended our neighborhood’s church for an uplifting Sunday morning…
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Team meetings: Despite the pushback, keep having them

In a global world, you’ll typically work with professionals that are time zones apart. You’ll sip your morning coffee and…
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You’ll miss the point if you talk too much

I’ve spoken with quite a few salespeople over the years. I’ve learned interesting tidbits from sales representatives near and far:…
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Why doesn’t anyone communicate anymore?

“Nicholas, don’t throw that block at your sister,” I say tiredly. A menacing smile surfaces on his face as his…
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Turn it off and pay attention

Don’t miss the special moments in life (either personally or professionally) by focusing on a digital device. Stay in the present and impress your friends, colleagues, and clients.
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