13
DEC
2019

Presentation: Setting Up – The Final Step

Having done the hard yards – preparation, practice, fine tuning of visuals and your final check there are just a few more thing left to do: you need to get there on time, set up properly and deliver. This can often be the time that a very well rehearsed presentation can...
11
JUN
2019

Can You Present Without Visuals?

The answer to this question is yes, but how do you do it and what, if any are the benefits? Slide shows are a modern innovation. Overhead projectors only went mainstream in the 1980’s, 35mm slides a few years later and data projectors after the turn of the century. One would...
22
MAY
2019

Presentations: Can You Gesture Too Much?

My Hall of Fame Speaker friend Alvin Law, CSP* from Alberta, Canada, was born without arms. I’ve heard him speak several times. It takes quite a mental adjustment to get used to someone standing on a stage sprouting forth so confidently with no gestures whatsoever. As a child...
20
OCT
2017

Did You Just Refuse The Offer Of a Microphone?

You’re about to speak to a group and you’re offered a microphone. Strangely, many people politely decline such a thoughtful offer – a reflex response, without giving the question much thought: “Don’t worry, I’ll be fine – thanks!” But chances are they won’t be fine. So in your...
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...