Charles Green’s Top 10 Presentation Tips
You may have gone to a trade or consumer expo and was marveled how this guy smiled and talked about the products at his booth. You may have wondered how that company found that employee and what else does he do at that company. That marvelous, smart-talking employee may have been Charles Green, who was hired by the company to do the great presentations. (Also, see “Watch your 6 options for better presentation skills” on Green’s website.)
Green presented his top 10 presentation tips at the 40 Plus of Greater Washington, a group dedicated to helping mature job seekers find and get jobs. Presentation skills, says Green, “is an art, not science, so the results are not always guaranteed unlike putting H, 2, and O together and always getting water.” However, to put your best foot forward, he suggests:
- State your key point at the start.
- Engage with more eye contact.
- Talk more about them – less about you.
- Communicate only one key message.
- Slow down and pause more.
- Compliment your audience.
- Remove jargon, acronyms, and clichés.
- Use clear words and short sentences.
- Bring passion to your presentation.
Recap your key point after the question and answer period.
Community Activists Responds to Latest Florida Case
Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis:
"Tomorrow is my boy's 19th birthday. I pray we will celebrate not only him but a just and righteous verdict," tweeted McBath early Saturday. However, on Saturday night, the jury, made up of four White females, two Black females, four White males, an Asian female, and a Hispanic male, could not reach a concensus on the first-degree murder charge against Michael Dunn for the murder of Davis.
Niaz Kasravi, NAACP Criminal Justice Director:
"This case is a perfect example of how stand your ground laws are illogical and often lead to tragic outcomes, especially to people of color who often end up on the wrong side of the weapon," stated Dr. Niaz Kasravi, NAACP Criminal Justice Director. "To help prevent future tragedies such as the death of Jordan Davis, we must repeal stand your grounds laws and bring back common sense self-defense policies in every state across this country."
Al Sharpton, Natioal Action Network
"Though [Dunn] was convicted for attempted murder and shooting into the car, the value of Jordan Davis' life was not addressed by this verdict. The mistrial further sends a chilling effect to parents in the 23 states that have the 'stand your ground' law or similar laws."
2014 - 2015 African History and Culture Lecture Series - Free
22nd Anniversary Celebration
1524 U St, NW
Sat, Feb 22, 1p-7p, free
Black Indians: An American Story
Film Narrated by James Earl Jones
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD
Sat, Feb 22, 1p, free
Film: Brother Outsider
1901 Fort Place, SE
Thu, Feb 27, 11a-1p, Free
Second Annual Benjamin Banneker
Jazz & Poetry Fest
George Washington University
Jack Morton Audtorium
805 21st Street, NW
Thu, Feb. 27, 7-10p, $25
African Continuum Theatre Company
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE
Fri, Feb 21, 7:30p, $
Sat, Feb 22, 4:00p, $
Free Food Produce Giveaway Day
In Sponsorship with Islamic Relief USA
Islamic Heritage Museum
2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Sat, Feb 22, 11a-3p, free
Water by the Spoonful
Wed, Mar 5 – Sun, Apr 13, $
Middle Passage Ceremonies &
Port Markers Project Info Session
Village Square Café
Village of Cross Keys
66 Village Square
Thu, Feb 20, 5:30p-7p, free
Tell It with Pride
The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial
Massachusetts Historical Society
Sun, Feb 23 – Mon, May 26
New York (Greater)
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom
The Harlem Chamber Players
85 South Oxford Street
Fri, Feb 21 – Sat, Mar 1, $
45th NAACP Image Awards
Sat, Feb 22, 9p ET/PT tape-delayed
Black Judge Jumps into Marriage Equality Debate
US District Judge Arenda L.Wright Allen struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage last Thursday saying the country has “arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect.”
Wright Allen opened her decision with a quote from Mildred Loving, who was at the center of the Virginia case that the Supreme Court used in 1967 to strike down laws banning interracial marriage. Loving was also Black and married to a White; their union was illegal in Virginia at the time. The only states that continued to ban such marriages in 1967 were in the southeastern part of the country, mostly former Confederate slave-holding states.
Linking the two issues, the Philadelphia native wrote, “However, tradition alone cannot justify denying same-sex couples the right to marry any more than it could justify Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage.”
Massachusetts became the first state to approve same-sex marriage in 2004, 17 states and the District of Columbia now allow gay marriage, most of them clustered in the Northeast. None of them are in the old slave-holding Confederacy that fought against the North over the enslavement of Africans and states’ rights.
On the recommendation of Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner, Wright Allen was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by President Barack Obama. The United States Senate confirmed Wright Allen in a resounding 96–0 vote in May 2011, making her the first African- American woman on the federal Bench in Virginia.
While some conservatives have called for her impeachment, her ruling is in line with those of other federal judges, including one nominated by a Republican, and with those in other conservative states, specifically Utah, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Kentucky that have sided with same-sex marriage proponents since the Supreme Court struck down the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages conducted in the states that allow them.
Besides opening with a quote from Loving, the graduate of historically Black North Carolina Central University wrote, “The ultimate exercise of our freedom is choice . . . Ultimately, this is consistent with our nations traditions of freedom.”
She is married to Delroy Allen, a retired Jamaican-American soccer player, who became a stay at home dad upon learning they have an autistic child.
POHGEP Facebook Friends – A Modern Day Pen Pal Program Opens
The POHGEP Facebook Friends group is a project of the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership (POHGEP). POHGEP has been connecting people since 2002 and proud that this project connects students at Kotu Senior Secondary School in Kotu, The Gambia with students at Cultural Leadership in Saint Louis, Missouri USA. The project provides both groups the opportunity to experience a different culture using contemporary technology.
Visit www.pohgep.net for more information at POHGEP, a 501(c) 3.
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