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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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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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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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Should I tell a personal story in a presentation?

Some one asked me recently whether they should tell their personal story in a presentation. He was concerned that it might not be relevant, that people might not be interested and that he would be vulnerable by sharing such information. My answer was ‘Yes…with provisos’. Stories are powerful ways of sharing with others your experiences. […]

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Why do we meekly accept poor presentations? We get what we reward & until we vote with our feet and our feedback we will continue to get boring & incompetent presentations

I attended a conference summit last week and as is the way of these things was treated to a range of different presentations from the dull and predictable to the inspiring and informational. From the ‘scripted and read’ to the flowing and enthusiastic. There were lively and competent panels ably compered…there were Death by PowerPoint […]

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Engaging Presentations

Enjoy it when people heckle? Or maybe you prefer it it if you are picked out as a volunteer – ways to involve your audience in a presentation

I was working with a private client this week and was delighted that she had done some research before we met: she had asked her three young sons (10, 8 and 5) what they most enjoyed about a good presentation (in their limited school experience) Son #1 said he thought it was great if someone […]

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