13
SEP
2018

Presentations: Advance Check, Avoid Crash And Burn

This article is primarily for presenters using technology * What is the Advance Check and why do you need to do one? You need to do it because it ensures that the hours of effort you’ve put into your preparation and rehearsal is not undone by needless logistical problems. So what...
05
MAY
2018

Presentations: Why Eye Contact Is Critical

Whether you’re chatting to one person or presenting to many, your authenticity will be established quickly – and instinctively. How? They’ll be watching you. Without consciously realising it, listeners will measure your levels of believability by the quality and...
11
DEC
2017

Presentations: Cut The Trash

Presentations can be scary. but don’t be fooled into thinking that preparing and delivering them is the only scary part. Having to sit through them can be even more daunting! Reasons include poor preparation, poor delivery, content overload, inadequate logistics or very bad...
13
NOV
2017

Presentations: The #1 Reason For Failure

If you’re finding that your business presentations aren’t getting you results, there could be many reasons why. But there is one that stands out above the rest, and it has nothing to do with your delivery. It’s simply this: Have you done your homework? Generally, presentations...
11
MAY
2017

Presentations: The First 7 Seconds

The introducer is nearing the end of your introduction. The audience is waiting. Your name is announced. Applause, and you walk on to the podium. There’ll be no greater pressure on you than in the next 7 seconds. Why? Those that know you should want you to do well. They’re...
17
MAY
2016

Presentations: To Move Or Not To Move?

One of the key differentiators between presenters is the way they utilise space. That’s one of the reasons I like to see the venue in advance if possible, because the available space determines the extent of my movement when in action. In a narrow room using slides with a table...
27
APR
2016

Presentations? I’d Rather Die

The single biggest barrier to public speaking of any kind, be it keynotes to business presentations is in our minds. From ancient times it’s been quite natural to sit around at meals or other times and converse naturally and freely. It’s not difficult to have a conversation on...
22
OCT
2014

Presentations: You’re ON in 60 minutes

Savvy presenters understand that the hour prior to going live is more stressful than the presentation itself. With your preparation and rehearsals behind you, you’re dealing with last minute issues such as arriving at the venue on time and organising your set up. Hopefully, the...
24
JUL
2013

Presentations: Conquer Your Self-Inflicted Terror

The sheer terror you experience each time you step up to deliver a presentation may well be all your own fault. You had the time to prepare yourself, and you knew in advance the date, time and venue where you’d be stepping up to speak. But instead of seeing a wonderful...