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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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I want to be me…but my personality flows out of my boots when I stand up to speak

What do you think of when you think of a presenter?  What images do you come across when you search for ‘presenter? Nine times out of ten, we think of booted and suited, behind a lectern, against a background of slides and of course smooth, suave and confident! Sometimes, that is what presenting is but […]

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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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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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Presentations – an opportunity to snooze..or has the Speaker got the measure of you?

Think of a recent presentation you attended.  How involved did you get in that presentation?  Did it make you think?  Did it make you do something?  Did you feel something? If the answer to those questions was YES, then the chances are you will remember the content and may have cause to draw on it […]

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Don’t even try to be someone else…finding your true voice when delivering presentations

I have been working with a private client recently and he has had an interesting dilemma. For many years he has been overshadowed by his louder, dynamic, extroverted colleague when it comes to speaking in meetings, delivering presentations and representing the organisation to clients, journalists and other interested parties.  For many years this has been […]

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Supercharge your presentation…five things you MUST do to deliver engaging presentations

Imagine a world with no more Death by PowerPoint presentations? No more dull, predictable monotone monologues? No more hours wasted listening to information overload that you will instantly forget when you leave the room? No more irrelevant lists of information that have no connection or resonance with our lives and needs? Here are five ways […]

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what landscapes and obligation have to do with presentations

I was listening to Richard Eyre the director speaking on Radio the other day. It was interesting hearing how he goes about directing a play or film from the beginning. He described it as ‘creating a landscape from scratch, with a world, people, language and activities’ This world was for the audience. It made me […]

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