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7 Habits of Highly Effectively Mediocre Presenters

#Habit 1  Be reactive Don’t prepare properly if at all.  Rehearse by repeating your presentation again and again in your head and perhaps by flicking through your presentation slides so that you are familiar with them.  Allow yourself to be surprised at what your words sounds like once they come outside of your head. Give […]

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Does presenting scare the living daylights out of you? – some top tips about recent brain research

Do you have an overwhelming FEAR of doing a presentation? Does your heart pound? Go red? Clammy hands? Shaky voice? Stomach flip over? Legs go wobbly? I was speaking with  Sally Mc Hugh,BrainWorking Recursive Therapist recently and she was sharing with me some interesting approaches to tackling those scary and often overwhelming feelings. This is what she […]

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How to learn and remember a presentation…or an argument for not using notes in a presentation

I came across a story the other day that really made me pause and think. An elderly gentleman in his seventies had prided himself on his good memory all his working professional life. As a medical doctor and professor he had been able to learn and recall information easily and almost without thought.  As he […]

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Six things to do to remember what to say in a presentation…and one of them isn’t what you’d expect

The most common question I get asked about presenting has to be , ‘ How do I remember what to say next?’.  The question reveals a fear that I guess most of us have harboured at some point.  The fear of standing there and the mind going completely and utterly blank.  The dread of not […]

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6 top questions to ask yourself if you are using Powerpoint…

People do get their knickers in a twist when it comes to using PowerPoint! At Speaking Club this week it only took one person to say how exasperated they were at the standard of Powerpoint being used to set off a whole animated discussion about PowerPoint ‘hates’! And yet the group were honest enough to […]

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Ever got stuck when preparing a presentation? Me too! Here are three tips to getting started again

I have been preparing for a presentation to be delivered in a few weeks and I’ll be honest with you. I’ve got stuck. More than stuck in fact. I am going nowhere fast. Instead of ideas flowing there is nothing. A great big zero. An awkward silence. A void. A dearth of creative ideas. Nada. […]

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Me? An expert? Nah…there’s lots more people know lots more than me, surely?

Sometimes when I am delivering a presentation or training session I will ask people whether they are experts.  There will always be one person who puts up their hand quickly, confidently and as high as it goes.  But what about the rest of the audience?  Well, some people half raise their hand hiding it under […]

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