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How useful would it be if we could control our audiences in our presentations? – 7 quick tips for a perfectly behaved audience!

Now, I am not suggesting we manipulate our audiences, put them in hypnosis or act as a mini dictator.  What I talking about here, is being aware of the impact presenters have over the energy and the behaviour of the audiences in our presentations.  Most presenters do not fully realise that the way they present, […]

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Is good enough good enough when we stand up to speak in public?

I am prepared to go out on a limb here – most people don’t need to be perfectly polished presenters.  They just need to be good enough.  Don’t get me wrong.  I am not saying that we shouldn’t aim to design and deliver the highest quality of presentations we can.  Not am I saying that […]

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If you don’t even get up and try – of course you can’t present! Four stages on the route to be a good presenter & to speaking in public with confidence and clarity

On a recent two day Presentation Skills for Phenomenal Women, one of the delegates said on day one, ‘ I just can’t do this.  How do you manage to do it so naturally and confidently?’ What would her response have been if I had said, ‘ Well… I was born with this skill and as […]

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Five ways you can avoid the common pitfalls of irrelevance, boring and death by PowerPoint

The definition of insanity is to keep on doing the same things & expecting a different result (Albert Einstein) Once again I recently asked a group of learners what they hated about presentations.  And once again they came up with a familiar list of ‘hates’.  PowerPoint came up more than once, monotone voice, ‘cheesy’ presenters […]

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Wise Words – six essential presentation techniques we can learn from great speakers…

Does your heart ever sink when you hear a speaker start talking about operational timetables, strategic plans or project milestones? Not because these aren’t important but because you KNOW that you are going to have to sit through a barrage of facts, figures and,usually, bullet points! Here is an excerpt from one of Dr. Martin […]

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Oh please won’t you shut up? Or how to make a business presentation more effective and less irritating !

Have you ever just wished that the speaker would shut up or get a move on so that the meeting can progress or you can get to your next task? Sometimes it would seem that business presentations simply suck up time, energy and the will to live without necessarily giving back anything in return.  How […]

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Did you watch The Apprentice the other night? The power of the presentation…3 comments.

My son and I regularly watch The Apprentice.  In part because we enjoy the challenges set and the disastrous decisions and situations the candidates find themselves in.  And in part because it is the one programme we can agree on watching together – a shared experience. The other week, the episode focused on the teams […]

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