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 […]
Silence is one of the most powerful tools a speaker can use. And one of the most difficult to master. Often due to nervousness, many speakers feel compelled to fill the void and to carry on speaking continuously. They become very verbose and dilute their key messages in an ocean of words. Great […]
Nous proposons une nouvelle formation spécialement dédiée aux femmes managers, chefs de projets ou entrepreneuses désireuses de maîtriser la liberté de parole devant un auditoire dans un contexte international, en partenariat avec l’EACC. Les femmes peuvent prendre le pouvoir par la parole. Dédiée exclusivement aux femmes: gestionnaires, chefs de projets et toutes les femmes qui, […]
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.