Presentation Skills

Presentation Articles & Videos

A series of articles and videos for people who wish to improve their presentation skills and oral communication.

Video: When to pause in presentations

In general, inexperienced presenters tend to speak too fast. Pausing is a powerful tool that used in the right places will make look totally confident and in control. Here are…

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Video: Presentation Truth #8

One of the biggest mistakes people make is that they forget about rehearsing their presentation. Rehearsing your presentation out loud a minimum of 3 times will give you confidence and…

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Video: Presentation Truth #7

In many cases, people refer to the PowerPoint slides as the presentation. In my opinion this is a big mistake. When you are presenting, YOU are the protaganist, your slides…

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Video: Presentation Truth #2

When presenting, we’re often very nervous seeing the audience in front of us, thinking they’re judging us negatively. But the fact is, the audience are really on your side, they…

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Video: Remember to smile

Many people go into ‘presentation mode’ when they stand up to speak. They become very serious and ‘professional’ and by doing so, forget to smile as they present. Unless you…

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Video: Presentation Truth #1

The first ‘Presentation Truth’ of the series talks about how it’s impossible for an audience to listen to a speaker and read slides at the same time. For more details,…

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Video: Presentation Truth #3

In this video Janice talks about the importance of the ‘radio station’ WIFM in the context of presenting. WIFM stands fof ‘What’s in It For Me and is the question…

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The Great Corporate Presentational Myth

Many business presentations are incredibly boring due to the fact that there is a great dependance on PowerPoint slides. This article argues for a change in this approach and advocates…

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Is perfection in presenting possible?

Is it possible to achieve ‘perfection’ in public speaking? I would say that we need to change the word ‘perfection’ to ‘success’. To achieve success it is vital that you…

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Let me tell you a story…

Stories make facts in a presentation come alive; stories give facts an emotional context and when an audience is touched emotionally they will remember your message.

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Pausing to Pause in Presentations

Silence is a necessity in effective oral communication. Embrace, plan and practice your pausing and you will quickly see how your presentation message gains more impact.

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How to Overcome your Fear of Presenting

If we have learnt and practised the necessary skills to present effectively, the only remaining factor which will affect our confidence to present is what we are THINKING.  It is…

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