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.
By leading with your key message, taking a layering or modularlizing approach to the structure and adjusting your slide deck, you’ll be in a position to cut down the length of your presentation at a moment’s notice if asked to do so.
‘Talk like TED’ by Carmine Gallo is one of my favourite books and it contains 9 public speaking ‘secrets’. In this post you’ll discover exactly what those secrets are.
To engage your audience you have to do more than deliver facts. Use the 3 ‘I’s – Information to talk about the facts, insights for the audience to connect the facts to their situtation and inspiration feel something about the facts.
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.
Using rhetorical questions in your presentations is a great way to engage the audience. This article gives you six tips on how to do it effectively.
In the presentation and public speaking world, we talk about having ‘presence’. But what exactly does ‘presence’ mean in this context and how do you achieve it?
When you’re speaking in public with presence and gravitas, your audience are engaged with you and your words; you exude calmness, confidence and credibility.
In thisTEDX talk, Mark Robinson shows us an excellent technique which combines asking questions and telling stories to deliver an engaging presentation.
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, check out the video…