23
AUG
2012

Presentations: The Vital Missing Ingredient

Here’s a typical presentation scenario: New product, roadshow looming – you’re doing the presentation. You’ve got started on the slide show, working on it when you’ve got a gap – and evenings. All seems to be going well. Five days to go –...
23
AUG
2012

Prepare Well, Rehearse Some

It’s true to say that professionals have their talks really well canned – but a sales or business presentation is a different matter. Usually one is speaking on a subject where one has a degree of expertise, often adjusting your slant depending on your audience...
23
AUG
2012

Presentations: Turning Question Time Into A Breeze

Planning. We all understand that this is fundamental to success. It is particularly so in presentations, and the added fear factor ensures that most people do indeed plan and prepare their presentations prior to going live. As we’ve established in previous newsletters, they...
23
AUG
2012

12 Ways To unWreck A Presentation

[info]This blog will show you: How to repair a presentation before you start with 12 points on slide show effectiveness.[/info] The wrecking formula is quite simple. Plenty of slides with lots of text, little or no practice, and insufficient time to prepare Рin other...
23
AUG
2012

The Unavoidable Trend

If you’re an Alvin Toffler reader, you will be familiar with his views that the schooling system was designed by the rich to keep the poor in poverty forever and to work in their factories. He goes on to describe how school teaches us to learn an immense amount of useless...
23
AUG
2012

4 Features of Successful Presentations

The main purpose of delivering a presentation is to achieve your desired outcome. Whatever it’s about, you want people to take action on your suggestions. Since it takes time and considerable effort to structure a presentation, you want to ensure that it is well received...
23
AUG
2012

What Makes Effective Presentations Effective?

When we hear or see the word “presentation,” visions of formal attire, PowerPoint, critical audience, sales pitches and frazzled nerves come to mind. But is this the one and only recipe? Let’s unpick this a little. What is a presentation really? A presentation...
23
AUG
2012

What Were Those School Subjects For?

It was many years after I left school that I tried to figure out what all those subjects were for, and why we were obliged to study them? The other thought that begged to be answered was this: Which subjects were most important? I figured that it depended on what you planned to...
23
AUG
2012

Visual Impact In Sales And Presentations

Research has revealed conclusively that emotion has more impact than logic at point of decision, and that similarly visual impact influences decision making more than concrete evidence – crazy as it may sound!. For example, relatively few people decide to purchase a vehicle...
23
AUG
2012

Give Yourself The Best Chance You Can

“Business”, or “a business” can have a number of different objectives, and when you break them all down, some are more important than others depending on who is the beholder. Objectively, however, the key purpose of business is to be successful, in other...
23
AUG
2012

What Will They Think Of Me If I Fail?

This question rests in the back of every speaker’s mind before they deliver a presentation. And if it’s not there, you can be sure that disaster is not far away. Having conducted hundreds of speaking engagements, I know that no matter how well prepared you are, there...
23
AUG
2012

Using Humour In Your Presentations

Use of humour in a presentation is a distinct advantage if used well and appropriately. By appropriately, I mean that a joke for the sake of getting a laugh is inappropriate. A joke that fits the content and helps to make a point is appropriate. In contrast, humour that...