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 want you to do well.
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.
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.
Senior executives are short of time, exceptionally intelligent and smart, and very impatient to move onto the next big decision.
They want accurate information delivered quickly, so as with all successful presentations, make sure you give the audience what they want.
Whatever language you are presenting in, it’s important that your presentation has impact.With an impactful presentation, the audience willl receive your message loud and clear. Here are 10 tips to engage the audience and make them remember you!
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.