Archive | Engaging audiences

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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I’m ok one to one…it’s just when I stand up to speak in public when it goes pear-shaped!

If I had a pound for the number of times people said to me, ‘ I am fine talking one to one with people, it’s just the thought of standing up and speaking to groups that send me into a tizzy…”, I’d be a very rich woman! What is it do you think, that makes […]

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How to use effective body language – distracting or dynamic?

How to use effective body language – dynamic or distracting? I’ve been asked by clients whether to stop moving around when delivering a presentation and I’ve been asked by clients whether to start moving around in a presentation. Either way, people do get twitchy when it comes to thinking about body language…and that’s maybe the […]

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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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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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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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