10
JUN
2012

Briefing Your Master of Ceremonies

Your company conference, office party, or any other business function is not only a costly affair in terms of outlay, but a huge logistical task requiring months of planning. Whether it’s a showcase for your clients or a treat for your staff, it remains a massive PR...
16
APR
2012

It’s A Set-Up!

No matter how well you’ve prepared your presentation, there is a point at which your time has run out. When the minutes start counting down and you have just an hour before you’re due to go live, where exactly will you be? You can be in a relaxed state, well prepared,...
13
DEC
2011

9 Key Slide Show Tips

These tips come from years of not only training and coaching presentation skills delegates, but assessing them too. These are easily the most basic errors that inexperienced presenters make on their visuals. These errors have a catastrophic impact on audience perception and apart...
13
DEC
2011

Should I Care About What I Wear?

In a word, yes, because your audience will see you before they hear you. Therefore their first impression will be about how you look. Once you speak, your words and tone of voice will rapidly temper their opinion. However, once you’ve finished, the lasting impression you leave...
13
DEC
2011

Look After Your Voice

The possibility of losing your voice before a speech or presentation rates right up there as one of the greatest fears facing presenters and facilitators. The voice is a powerful but fragile instrument capable of the finest and most subtle nuances. We should really be looking...
13
DEC
2011

Rafael Nadal and the #1 Presentation Fear.

It is accepted by many presentation skills practitioners that the fear of making a fool of oneself is central to all other fears. The specific one I wish to address here is mentioned regularly during programmes or lectures that I’ve delivered – the fear of addressing high level...
13
DEC
2011

Slide Show Sludge. Urgh!

[info]Is your slide show achieving what you intended? What if it isn’t…[/info] Your slides are supposed to help you make a better presentation. For most of us it does the opposite. Here’s why: Psychologically most of us create a slide show to help us stay on track....
23
AUG
2011

They’ll Judge You On What They See

Of our five senses, we rely predominantly on our eyes for information – in fact research reveals that the eyes give us as much as 87% of our information. It follows then that the visual information we give out has an overriding impact on the success of any presentation....