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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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But it is SO Dull – tips on how to present on the most dullest of subjects

Time and again I have listened to presentations (and you will have too) that are dull and predictable. We end up suffering from an information overload and death by PowerPoint!  On the other hand I have many clients who approach me and worry and fret that their topics are dull and predictable, it is more […]

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10 Ways to Ruin your Presentation

Five Ways to guarantee a ruined presentation at the Preparation Stage: No planning of key message No planning of how to ‘shape ‘ that message No practicing of how that message will sound and look to the audience No checking of equipment in advance of the presentation Creation of notes that will not help you […]

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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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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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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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