When was the last time you sat in a meeting room observing a presentation and the presenter gave you loads of text on each slide? Your challenge was to decide whether you would listen to the presenter or try to understand the slides; of course, you can read much faster than people normally speak. Remember […]
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 […]
If you use Powerpoint, think about this: Never read the words. Your powerpoint slides are not supposed to be a teleprompter. If you want your audience to read the precise words on your slide, stand back and wait quietly until they do. Otherwise, keep words to a strict minimum and tell them your story. If […]
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.
Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Some of us are captivating storytellers. Some of us are comedians. Some are magicians at bringing numbers and figures to life while other speakers understand how to control their body language and gestures to define their presence and take command of their environment. Considering this, it’s important to remember […]
Body language can be a powerful tool which contributes to the overall efficacy of your presentation. Use it to enhance your public speaking and have the desired impact on your audience. Remember that stance communicates. Your weight should be evenly balanced and you should lean slightly forward, suggesting that you are engaged with the audience. […]