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Are you informational speaker or an inspirational speaker?

Lots of presentations are informational. They are designed to be full of (useful and/or necessary) information. They are content designed and content–led. Often the first question presenters of this type of presentation ask themselves is ‘What is it that I have to say?’ The best informational presentations will then answer the (unsaid but oft thought […]

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How do I prepare for a presentation – here are the questions you should be asking!

How do I prepare for a presentation? Actually, most people don’t ask me that question. Most people ask either, ‘How do I write a presentation?’ Or ‘How do I give a presentation?’ And yet, because most of the people I work with are intelligent people, they know that preparation is key. It’s just that we […]

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How to give the best presentation – ever

I attended an event where I heard one of the best presentations I’ve heard for a long time. It wasn’t a professional speaker. It wasn’t very long. And it wasn’t especially professional. But it did three things: It engaged me from the get-go and I never once lost attention The speaker reached out to me […]

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Do the words we use REALLY matter? – speaking, responsibility and obligation

Does it really matter what we say? Isn’t it all a game of style and substance and the interplay between the two? Surely actions speak much more loudly than words? These are questions I think about especially when I am working with clients who are working out what their ‘message’ is. Especially when I hear […]

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Are you a ‘Point and Shoot’ kinda person or a Deliberate Designer…lessons from photography, part 2

Back in April I wrote a blog about the lessons for speaking I had learned from starting to develop my photographic skills. You can read it here. Just recently, as I continue to learn more about wielding the camera and capturing that perfect shot I have been thinking about how this relates to presentations and […]

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When your very job depends on it…(presenting under pressure)

It’s the ultimate double whammy isn’t it? A job interview that includes a presentation. Not only are you having to demonstrate how you match the skills, experience and knowledge the interviewer is looking for. You also then have to stand and deliver a formal presentation in an entirely artificial setting to an audience who have […]

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