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April 24, 2015 7:00 AM EDT

From 5 tips to present like Steve Jobs and what you can do in the first 60 seconds of a presentation to aid your ability to persuade to the art of telling stories through presentations, we’ve talked a lot about presentations.

To this growing pool of advice we can add Seymour Schulich’s Ten Rules to Utilize found in Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons:

1. Be Brief:

2. Try to communicate one main idea:

3. Create a surprise:

4. Use humour:

5. Slow it down:

6. Use cue cards and look up often:

7. Self-praise is no honour:

8. Never speak before the main course in a dinner speech:

9. Reuse good material:

10. Use positive body language:

Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons is full of life advice from one of Canada’s most successful businessmen.

This piece originally appeared on Farnam Street.

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