In thisTEDX talk, Mark Robinson shows us an excellent technique which combines asking questions and telling stories to deliver an engaging presentation.
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 are giving bad news, remember to smile. Look as though you are enjoying speaking about your topic. This will engage the audience much more than assuming a stiff and serious air.
One of the golden rules of presenting and public speaking is to research your audience well. But even when we know the audience are related to our topic, we cannot guarantee they will be interested. Make sure you TELL the audience why they should listen to you.
You’ve been asked to prepare a presentation. It’s a topic you know a lot about…
Many people worry about their body language when presenting. Clients ask me “what should I…
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 connect with your audience. And to do this, you need to focus your energy OUT towards your audience and be intent on connecting with them. That is the secret of a great presentation – connection.
Effective rehearsal and knowing that you have spent time really ‘feeling’ your presentation will do wonders for your self-confidence which feeds in directly to you giving a good performance.
Seven ideas for your next remote presentation to help any prospective multitaskers from getting too distracted, and at the same time to help you maintain your enthusiasm and energy.