Archive | Boring presentations

Energize-your-Presentation

How do you engage the audience – or how do you stop them from falling asleep?

How do you engage the audience – or how do you stop them from falling asleep? Let’s think about this another way – what keeps you listening and engaged in a presentation? Take the content, i.e what and why the presenter is saying what they are saying:  Is the content: Something that interests you? Is […]

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delivery

Ditch the lycra and focus on your energy – how to deliver more dynamically

Oh my! It started with the loud pulsating music, followed by dancing girls, followed by lights, flashing images…and that was before the speaker had even arrived on stage. To be fair, they made a valiant attempt to keep up the expectation of that build up and for the next two hours bounced, strode, jumped and […]

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telling lies

What people say after your presentation…and what they really mean

What people say and what they really mean:  Thanks for enlightening us But you didn’t really think about us at all and what we already knew. In fact you’ve just spent time lecturing at us and missing the point completely. Lovely font on your slides Your voice was so boring and you stayed glued behind […]

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stick insect

Presentations in disguise – are you wearing camouflage?

It is tempting isn’t it…if we have the Big Presentation coming up, the one that matters, the one where it is critical that all goes well – to include all that we know. After all, we want to be credible. We need people to know that we know. But the more information we include the […]

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Boring, boring, boring – the truth behind most people’s rendition of their business

Death by vol-au-vent is what my husband calls some of those networking events – you know the ones- where you juggle a wine glass and a plate in one hand while trying to accept a business card from some over zealous networker with the other? For every wonderful, charismatic and engaging person you meet at […]

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