TMBA464: 5 Reasons Your Presentation Might Suck
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http://www.tropicalmba.com/presentations/ We are fresh off the heels of DC BKK 2018, our annual conference that we host in Bangkok.

It's safe to say that in the many years of running that conference, as well as attending other conferences around the globe, Dan and Ian have seen quite a few amazing presentations from speakers.

Not every presentation can be a home run, though, and we have seen our fair share of bad ones too.

This week, Dan is talking about the science behind a great presentation, and specifically the five reasons your presentation might suck.

The ability to give a great presentation is an important skill set for entrepreneurs. Even if you aren't planning on giving a presentation any time soon, learning these principles can help make you a better communicator in your business.

Leveling Up with Eric Siu
Leveling Up with Eric Siu
Eric Siu
How Saravana Kumar Bootstrapped Kovai.co Past $8.6M ARR Using The Power of Community
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The Ecommerce Influence Podcast: Advanced Acquisition and Retention Strategies for Fast-Growing Online Brands
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Austin Brawner & Andrew Foxwell: Ecommerce Marketing Experts
274: How To Revamp Your Facebook Ad Performance In Q4
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Business Lunch
Business Lunch
Roland Frasier
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Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy
Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy
Andrew Warner
#2001 She legitimized online videos
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Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Nathan Chan
329: Why You Don't Need a Mentor & Key Traits EVERY Successful Founder Should Have with Kamal Ravikant
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57 min
Rock Your Brand Podcast
Rock Your Brand Podcast
Scott Voelker
RYB 898: How To Pick My Digital Product Topic? Jam Session
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Tech Money Talks The #1 Dropshipping Podcast With E-commerce Professional Dropshipper Brian McCumber
Tech Money Talks The #1 Dropshipping Podcast With E-commerce Professional Dropshipper Brian McCumber
Brian McCumber @techmoneytalks
Jeff Lerner, The Millionaire Shortcut, Broke Jazz To $50 Million Dollar Online Business, Speaks With Brian McCumber
We are fortunate to have Jeff Lerner as a Special Guest on Tech Money Talks. If you don't know who he is, then you're missing out big-time, because Jeff went from being a Broke Jazz Musician to producing over $50 million dollars with his online business. Jeff has an Amazing success story that has inspired millions After a decade of building multiple 8 figure online businesses and featured two times on the Inc 1000, Jeff decided to give back by teaching others the power and potential of building a digital business. Jeff is the founder of the Entre Institute where he has helped over 50,000 students become introduced to his digital real estate concept. Jeff is also a partner in an emerging software company and has a major presence online.  *******************************************  👍 SHOUT-OUT: GET YOUR FREE The Millionaire Shortcut Book https://millionairesecrets.com/brianm ✅ Dropshipping Without Paying For Ads using Drop Posting™ https://www.dropposting.com/go 🔴 FOLLOW Jeff Lerner: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jefflernerofficial/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Olcyw8n-4wNpRFTb_sbQQ Millionaire Secrets Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/06S4kRAvZkCUFLzi52ueD5 🔴 FOLLOW BRIAN MCCUMBER TECH MONEY TALKS: Tech Money Talks on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/techmoneytalks/  Tech Money Talks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techmoneytalks  Tech Money Talks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techmoneytalks  Tech Money Talks on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmccumber/  Tech Money Talks on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/techmoneytalks  Tech Money Talks on Web: https://www.TechMoneyTalks.com  ✅ FREE Access! Dropshipping Insiders Group  https://insiders.dropshipfunnels.com ✅ Dropship Funnels Done For You Service  https://www.DropshipFunnels.com ✅ Get Sales Without Paying For Ads! Dropship By Phone Course:  https://www.DropshipByPhone.com 👀 WATCH TECH MONEY TALKS ON YOUTUBE! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/techmoneytalks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/techmoneytalks/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/techmoneytalks/support
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