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Produce Powerful Presentations (Collection) by Jerry Weissman

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49. Bill Clinton’s Talking to Me!: The Power of Group Dynamics

A young woman—let’s call her Grace—was a participant in a Power Presentations program where she learned the fundamental methodology of treating every presentation as a series of person-to-person conversations. She came up to me after the program to share a relevant personal experience

Grace had been involved in organizing an event for the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania, at which former President Bill Clinton was to speak. When Mr. Clinton got to the auditorium, he saw that most of the audience had clustered in the back rows, leaving the front rows vacant. (Perhaps the educators were copying students who sit at the back of the room to avoid be called ...

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