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Do You Have a Resolution for 2013?

Confidence No matter what your resolution is (or was), if you have confidence then you have the foundation to achieve your goal. A lack of confidence is an extremely limiting factor – but I’m guessing you already know that. I’m not immune to it and I suspect nor are you. So how do we increase […]
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Public Course on 3rd & 4th of April 2013

Business Presentations Skills Course All the 2012 courses sold so please book your places early for the next course.  The 3rd & 4th of April are the dates for the next Public Course. Please be quick though, we only take six people the seats go pretty quickly.  If you have a presentation that needs to […]
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Start with a Bang

Impact Opening You have 30 seconds to grab their attention, but how? Read the newspaper and use one of the news articles to set the scene. You’ll probably start off with something like this: “I’m not certain if you read this morning’s paper but on page 5 there’s a story about…” Obviously the ‘story’ relates […]
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Welcome to the February 2013 edition of TorqueTime

Greetings and here’s hoping that your year as started with a hiss and a roar and that you have been inundated with a plethora of requests to make presentations that will sway the hearts and minds of all and sundry. If not, then perhaps it would be a good idea to pick up some tricks, […]
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In Summary…

In Summary… What goes through your mind when you hear a presenter say, “In summary…”? For most of us it snaps our attention back to the presenter because, to be honest, we think they are about to finish and perhaps we had drifted away in our minds to other pressing matters and the summary will […]
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You’ll Be Great!

Give it To Me Straight One way to make sure we constantly improve is to get feedback. The very best feedback is by watching a recording of your presentation. Sounds like a horrible thing to do but it’s very effective. Alternatively, ask for feedback from a colleague or a mentor. Ensure that you ask your […]
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Preparation

Be Prepared A lot of our presentation anxiety can be nullified or at least minimised by knowing that we have prepared well. Here are some ideas that you may find useful as the presentation time approaches.     Practice. Do this at least three times, standing up and speaking aloud – as loud as you intend […]
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Welcome to the June 2012 edition of TorqueTime

Greetings and here’s hoping that your year is progressing nicely (June already!). How are those presentations going? Do you ever get that odd sensation once you’ve sat done from delivering a presentation and think to yourself, “That could have gone better.” Hopefully there are some ideas within that just might help you with that. A […]
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Note Well… ‘Less is More’!

There are two very simple guidelines that will further enhance your skills and reputation as a great presenter. There are no special secrets, just common sense and good practice. Have a look at these two classic points that make a big difference with presentations… Notes, Notes and More Notes: I think the biggest reason that […]
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Time for a Break

Why do you think that most presenters always (and I do mean ‘always’) have their PowerPoint slideshow ‘on’. What would happen if it wasn’t ‘on’? Do you think that it might make you, as the presenter, stand out a little more than the other presenters? I think it would, if you do it right… Give […]
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