So how do you make a great 3-minute presentation? You take your time, and stop, precisely at the 2’55’’ mark. No more. The alternative is to give a four or five or six-minute long talk in 3 minutes. That means rushing, getting flustered, going over time, transmitting stress. But none of this is going to […]
Saying something more than once isn’t a problem of poor memory or your bad organization in a presentation. Repeating yourself, saying something twice, is a useful response to the distractions, surfing and zapping that your audience is hooked on. If it’s important, it’s worth saying twice, or even thrice.
This phrase may seem contradictory at first but in fact it’s quite logical. Think about road infrastructure for a moment. You have an intricate framework that allows a car to go from point A to point B. How you arrive at point B though can vary depending on the route you take. Delivering a message […]
Sometimes, we don’t make presentations based on what we’ve got, but rather we present what ‘could be’. This happens all the time. Movie producers buy scripts for sometimes millions of dollars, to then produce what they hope will become a blockbuster. The finished movie almost never matches what they were hoping for, but the […]
Structure is important. In storytelling and in presentations it allows your message to be engaging, memorable and easy to follow. The rule of three is designed to help you achieve these. Derived from writing, the rule of three supposes that events, characters, and elements of a story become more effective and engaging to your audience […]
Did you know that in the corporate world, people spend up to 40% of their time trying to convince other people? Communicating with greater authority and leadership depends not only on voice and body language but also on the very words you choose. Certain terms and tenses convey power and others imply weakness on the […]