A series of articles and videos to help you improve your presentation skills and oral communication

How to cut down your presentation at a moment’s notice Janice Haywood Janice Haywood

What to do if someone strongly disagrees with your message

The question and answer section can cause a lot of anxiety for you, the presenter. You’ve been in control of your presentation content, but you can’t control the questions that your audience ask you.

Usually our fears are unfounded and we are able to deal with very ‘normal’ questions. But what about if you have a member of the audience who is particularly disagreeable?  Someone who rudely criticises you and your argument?

In this post you’ll find a simple strategy to deal with such a situation.

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The Five Big Presentation Errors Janice Haywood English coach

The Five Big Presentation Errors

A presentation that is too long, has no flow and isn’t clear how it benefits the audience is a recipe for disaster. This post looks at how we can avoid these and two additional errors that many presenters make.

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Video: Make your presentation engaging with the ‘3Is’

When giving a technical presentation we can be tempted to think it’s all about facts and giving dry information. But our audience expects more from us than just facts.

To ensure that your presentation content engages, think about your facts from the perspective of the 3Is – Information, Insights and Inspiration.

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Should you write out a presentation script? Janice Haywood Privacy

Should you write out a presentation script?

Writing out a script is an important part of your presentation preparation. You need to focus on the words you’ll use to communicate your messages. However, I’m not recommending that you read from this script unless your presentation topic is particularly sensitive.

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