06
SEP
2012

Presentations: 14 Ways to Make Them Interesting

They’ve come to hear you speak. Their time, like yours is precious. There were many other things they could have been doing. Instead, they chose to attend your presentation. In reality, they’ve entrusted you with their time – a precious gift. You therefore owe...
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...
21
AUG
2012

Presentations: Go BIG or Go Home

Imagine a sports person taking the field for a key match without months of preparation coupled with the required experience? But this is what so many presenters do – they step up to the podium inadequately prepared thinking their product knowledge and charm will get them...
12
DEC
2011

How To Eliminate Fear

Fear of public speaking stems from the very basic need to feel accepted. We want to be seen to be doing well and we fear making fools of ourselves. In order to overcome this fear, most presenters do indeed spend a good deal of time preparing for their presentations, but their...
09
DEC
2011

Fail To Prepare, Expect Disaster.

There are many ways to deliver a good speech. And there is more than one way to prepare a dazzling presentation. But it’s unusual to hear a good speech or presentation that did not involve preparation in one form or another. Here are some common scenarios: You’ve studied your...
09
DEC
2011

Taking Yourself Too Seriously

In presenting terms, this is often the key difference between experience and inexperience. Our initial attempts at speaking to any audience are so focused on content that we focus on little else. Most of us don’t rehearse – it’s too much like hard work, and besides, there’s...