Author Archive | Catherine Sandland

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Doing the same thing over and over again in the hope that there will be a different result is the definition of insanity

I was working with a group of engineers recently – intelligent, friendly and committed bunch and we got to talking about PowerPoint.  In a short space of time and with much laughter and reference to people in the company, the group had quickly come up with a list of ‘hates’ about PowerPoint – list of […]

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Help… My mind has gone blank!

Most people fear that moment when you simply can’t remember what to say next in a presentation.  It either happens at the beginning of a presentation or suddenly bites you by the bottom right in the middle of your speech. Well, be reassured that this happens to lots of presenters ( even the best) and […]

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Keep It Simple Stupid

I’ve been reading Dan Roam’s ‘Unfolding the Napkin’ recently and absolutely ‘get’ the idea that simple pictures can solve problems.  Thinking about this has also prompted me to think about how presenters make their ideas clear and simple so that they can communicate them in a powerful and persuasive way.  This is not about dumbing […]

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How do I stop feeling so nervous

What are the signs you are feeling nervous?  Dry mouth, shaky hands, tummy doing flip flops? What are your thoughts when you feel these physical symptoms? Oh dear God…, they are going to hate me, I haven’t prepared as I should, I hate large groups, what if they ask me horrible questions, what if I […]

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