Toastmasters International-2021 Virtual Convention
Toastmasters International-Education Sessions

Top 10 Presentation Don'ts: Avoid Them and Rock It!

In a world where communication is critical, especially in our new virtual space, we are always “on.” Whether you are delivering a formal presentation or running an important meeting, know the most frequent mistakes, and what to do instead.

Session objectives:

  • Understand how “infowhelming” your audience is overwhelming and ineffective
  • Find the right I/you balance to get through to every audience, every time
  • Frame your presentations in an idea-centric way


Cathey Armillas

Cathey Armillas
International Speaker, Marketing Expert, TED Coach, Author

Cathey Armillas is an international speaker, marketing expert and TED coach who wrote the award-winning book The Unbreakable Rules of Marketing: 9 ½ Ways to Get People to Love You.

Cathey also created the program “How to Rock a TED Talk” and is an organizer and coach for TEDxPortland (one of the largest TEDx events in the world). She’s coached a wide variety of TED speakers including an executive VP of an international company manufacturing delivery robots, a rap singer, and a 91-year-old WWII hero.

Cathey’s “superskill” of conjuring up delightful, artful stories from the seemingly unremarkable—and turning drab clichés into narrative gold—is precisely why her training and expertise is sought after by some of the most successful and creative organizations in the world.

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