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When you speak in public, your words and ideas should grab an audience.

One way to do that is to make your talk relevant and timely.  If you are lucky, your topic will be of interest because it IS up-to-the-minute and highly relevant.

But many of us have topics that are not tied to a current event or recent happening. What if you are speaking on a technical topic? Then what?

Examples will save the day!

Use a number of examples that are in the here-and-now. 
  • Describe how a person or group can be affected today by your technology. 
  • Show your technology working in the current economic situation
  • Tie your technology to a current event in the news
The key is to show your presentation through a current lens, and examples sprinkled throughout your talk will do that easily!

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Loraine Antrim is co-founder of Core Ideas Communication, a communications consulting agency focused on presentation development and media training for C-suite executives. Core Ideas enables executives to package and communicate relevant and compelling messages in their presentations and interviews. Loraine's expertise is killing butterflies. You know, butterflies: the feeling in your stomach before you have to present or speak in public. Loraine works with executives to create a powerful story, memorable messages and an authentic delivery style. Confidence kicks in, and butterflies scatter. Nice work killing butterflies! You can contact Loraine at: manager at coreideas.com