The most important thing to do at the start of a presentation is – don’t start the way everyone else does! Here are 8 ways to get off to a great start.
You only have one chance and you have to get it right If you're searching for a definition of a pitch, maybe this is it. Add a time limit of just a few minutes and you've narrowed it down even more. There are many circumstances when a fast, clear and persuasive...
If you find yourself struggling to start making a presentation, you have too much material and the content is unstructured, then read on. It’s perfectly possible to start off on the right track and set yourself up for a structured and clear presentation that your audience will truly appreciate.
There are many occasions when a high-quality relevant image would make a major difference - to a blog post, a web page or a PowerPoint slide. Sometimes it's hard to imagine what that image could be, but when you have an idea of what to show it is very frustrating to...
Here are some of my favorite books on presentation skills and communication - I hope you can find some inspiration in their pages. Trust Me, Working the Room and Give your speech and change the world, by a master in the art, Nick Morgan. All three books shown here are...
Avoid the mental blackout in the first moments of a presentation and blank looks when you explain something. Here’s exactly why you should keep it simple. It has to do with how our brains are wired for survival.
I was at a workshop some years ago with a famous Swedish actress, Lena Endre, and learnt some wonderful useful things about stage presence. This story about Ingmar Bergman was one of the most memorable.
For the first few moments you are guaranteed the attention of your audience. Don’t kill your presentation by doing the following:
Be sure to move your presentation from confusion to communication. Here are 10 important things to help you to get your message across.
Dear John, I’ve just been listening to your presentation, the first 45 minutes up to the coffee break, and I’m sorry to say that I’m considering leaving you now.
One single thing, more than anything else, could effectively catapult your career to the next level. And that’s excellent presentation skills.