Tips & Advice


3 Ways to Overcome Anxiety When Presenting

I’ve often covered the anxiety created by presentations and how to deal with the problem. We know that the reaction we have to the stress causes us to look less than what we would ideally like to portray. I have listed some alternatives that you might find useful if not at least interesting. I do […]

Presentation Skills… Saying it with Pictures

A picture is worth a 1000 words… so make sure your presentations use this powerful medium. Please consider adding pictures to your slideshows. A picture allows the audience to ‘see’ the message as opposed to just ‘reading’ the message. This really does improve your presentation and adds greatly to the audience ability to remember your […]

Your Communication Skills. Can’t Help Myself … Bad Habits

Your communication skills.  Bad Habits… The bane of all presenters would be having a ‘bad habit’ in front of the audience. If you think about what makes a bad habit then you would realise that it’s repetition. It’s only when we do something continually that it attracts attention. If repetition is the problem then variety […]

Confidence Counts When Presenting

You’re sitting at your desk early one morning and the phone rings. It’s the boss and he asks you if you could do him a favour. He’s meant to address a small group of business people at the Town Hall at 4:00 o’clock that afternoon but something has come up and he can’t be there. […]

Basic Powerful PowerPoint Tips for Presenting

Less is MoreThe fewer words used on a slide the impact they have. Learn to bullet point your key messages and that way they will have a greater emphasis on the screen. An example, rather then showing; “We are number 1 in sales for 2009” it would be more impactful to display; “Number 1”. This […]
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More Powerful PowerPoint Tips

A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words Consider incorporating more pictures into your presentation. Aided with the web and digital cameras there really isn’t a reason why you can’t have current and impactful pictures to prove your points. I’m not talking about your company’s template, that’s not a picture. Seek out and or create pictures for […]
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When You Present, Be The Expert!

If you come across to the audience as an expert then your material takes on an elevated degree of credibility. Couple this with looking confident and you will have a winning presence in front of the audience. Here are three simple ideas that allow you to increase the audience’s perception of your expertise: Introduction. Write your own […]
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Fear of Speaking | Three Step Approach

Here are three seemingly simple steps that will make you appear and sound more confident. It should be as easy as 1… 2… 3… Step 1 Slow DownWe have all seen it, the presenter approaches the microphone. This individual has a reputation for being knowledgeable, charismatic and informed. Sure enough, the leader makes his or her presentation, […]
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Death by PowerPoint

I’m sure you’ve seen it before, ‘Death by PowerPoint’. It’s fast becoming the normal format for presentations and it’s killing off empathy and putting audiences asleep every time. The biggest reason for it is thus: The presenter reads from a comprehensive set of notes, the same notes appear as the slideshow and the same set of notes is […]
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