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practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect – or does it? Alternative view for preparing for presentations.

Practice makes perfect. It makes sense then, to be careful what you practice. This phrase made me stop and think when I read it in ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff ‘ by  Richard Carlson recently. Because for many years when people have said that to get better at presenting you need to practice,(after all practice […]

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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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walking out the door

This is why I didn’t walk out of your presentation…

It is everyone’s worst nightmare isn’t it?  You are delivering a presentation and during the course of it 5 people walk out. Of course there could be a valid and reasonable explanation: they realised they were in the wrong presentation, they needed the loo, they had just received an urgent phone call because their budgie […]

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boring presenttaions

This is why people don’t listen to you in your presentations!

Look, you ask me why people don’t listen you in your presentations.  Why they snooze, dose, check their phones and chat to their neighbours. Why they stare glassy-eyed and passive.  Why they sink further into their seats and look nervously at their watches. Well here are some of the reasons: 1. You just haven’t thought of […]

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