A leader who presents well knows how important it is to be audience centric, to use storytelling techniques, to make numbers mean something and to use powerful language in their communication.
Working your voice hard and preparing two openings to accommodate those people who join on time and also the late-comers are two things you can do to make sure you deliver a professional virtual presentation.
Follow these seven steps in this order to plan your next presentation quickly and in such a way that it engages your audience.
Underneath an effective presentation are several ‘truths’. You need to keep these truths in mind when you prepare and deliver any presentation.
A very practical hands-on book about how to present clearly and with impact from Mark Robinson, a software engineer turned TED speaker. Easy to read with lots of exercises so you can apply the learning to your own presentation scenario.
Presenting virtually has its challenges especially around the technology and keeping your audience engaged. This infographic lists some basic do’s and don’ts.
Understandably people get nervous about presenting in English when it’s not their native language. Here are 6 tips to help you present in English more comfortably.
Presentation Zen has become a classic in presentation and public speaking material. It is well known that to be successful business presenter you need to be concise, impactful and get to the point quickly. Garr Reynolds embraces this concept in an original way by linking buddist concepts to slide design, presentation preparation and how you deliver your talk.
Without a doubt TED talks have become the standard of reference for excellent presenting. This easy to read book is fascinating and insightful and a must for your presentation skills library
Many people get nervous about answering questions after their presentation. This simple model, called the 4A model shows you how you can answer questions with confidence.
10 Tips on Presentation Storytelling.
As far back as 2000 years ago, Aristotle advocated incorporating certain elements into a talk to make it as persuasive as possible and we see these elements all the time in today’s famous TED talks. This infographic summarises the five things you should include in your presentation if you are aiming at persuasion.
Keeping an audience engaged can be a challenging task. Here are six things you can do to interact with your audience and get them to participate in your presentation.
The Leader’s Guide to Presenting is an excellent reference if you already have the basics of effective presenting under your belt and are looking to take your skills to the next level.
The Presentation Book is one of my favourite books on presentation skills and the one that I mostly recommend to my clients.
Repetition is a simple but powerful way to get your message across. In this example of ‘Powerful Presentation Language’ I show you how to replace a statement with a question then echo the question in the answer for great impact.
Repetition is a simple but powerful way to get your message across. In this example of ‘Powerful Presentation Language’ I show you how you can create impact by using a pause in addition to the repetition of one word.
Repetition is a simple but powerful way to get your message across. In this example of ‘Powerful Presentation Language’ I show you one way to use repetition in your presentation.
Many people with technical expertise find it difficult to communicate their knowledge in a way that is easy to understand for non-technical listeners. In this cheat sheet we give you insights and practical tips on how to approach this type of presentation with success. We show you how to translate your technical information into real meaning for your audience, meaning that impacts on their work and life.
Inmany presentations you need to talk about movements in figures and trends. Here are some useful phrases you can use to describe those numbers and commodities that are increasing and decreasing.
In this pdf you’ll see some interesting findings about the extensive use of PowerPoint taken from a survey done in 2017 about this infamous communication tool.
In this pdf you’ll find useful phrases in English that you can use to make different types of introductions and inform your audience about how your presentation is organized.
This approach shows you how to prepare a presentation that’s perfectly tailored to your audience’s needs by 1) Profiling your audience 2) Structuring your messages 3) Designing your visual aids.
Many talks are designed to persuade people to do something. This article provides a simple 3-step approach to pesuading.
Being clear about your key message and using open body language are just two of the tips we give to improve your presentation skills.
Leading with high level findings and settting expectations are two of the tips we talk about in this pdf to help you present more successfully to senior executives.
Creating and designing a presentation can be quite a complex process and involves many stages. Make sure you have completed the following actions at the content preparation stage, when speaking and when you finally arrive at the venue.
There are many things to consider when preparing and delivering a presentation. Here are some pointers to the most important elements you must do.
There are many areas of presenting where the small things count. For a successful presentation avoid these ten mistakes.
Without a doubt, you and your content are the most important part of the presentation but if you are able to create slides that have great impact and totally support your message, then you will have your audience totally captivated.
Here are 10 ways you can do that.
In this infographic we highlight the four main areas that influence your presentation performance mindset; fear, beliefs, self-worth and nerves. Make sure you pay attention to this very important part of your preparation for when you speak in public.
It’s extremely important that your presentation has impact; you want the audience to pay full attention to you and be listening at all times so your message reaches them loud and clear. Here are 5 things you can do to engage the audience and make them remember you!
It’s extremely important that your presentation has impact; you want the audience to pay full attention to you and be listening at all times so your message reaches them loud and clear. Here are 10 things you can do to engage the audience and make them remember you!
In your presentation it is good to use phrases that act as signposts to indicate to your audience where you are going. Saying what you are going to do before you do it creates space for the audience to assimilate your previous message. Signposting phrases act as ‘verbal paragraphs’ in your speaking.
There’s no doubt about it, we all get nervous before a presentation. Know that a little bit of nervousness is a good thing, it gives you adrenalin to perform well. Think of your nerves as your ‘presentation muscles that are waiting to be exercised. That said, here are some ways to help you cope with those nerves.