Author: Ian

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Presentation Skills Tips

Top Tips for Rehearsing your Presentations

It’s literally frightening what people can say when they speak without first rehearsing. Take a look at some of my favourite ‘Bushisms’: “I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office” “We’re concerned

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Presentation Skills Tips

Proactively managing audience objections

How often have you had to deliver a presentation where you know that your audience is objecting to parts of your message before you even begin to speak? Have you noticed that there are often a number of people sitting in your audience feeling cranky

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PowerPoint Tips

Effective Ways To Present Technical Information

Do you present technical information in your workplace? Are you a technical expert? Do you find yourself presenting at work to gain acceptance of your proposal, gather support for your project or endorsement for your ideas and recommendations? Unfortunately, many technical experts believe that if

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Sales, persuasion and influence

‘Influence’ descriptors

What descriptors come to mind when you hear the word ‘influence’; arouse, charm, tempt, entice, cajole, shape, force, negotiate, brainwash, manipulate, impress, incite, convince, lead, persuade, sell, woo, urge, inspire, sway, transform. How many of these words do you see as positive or negative? These

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Presentation Skills Tips

Your voice tells your audience more than you realise!

Many people tell me that they frequently present information that find dry, boring or that’s not really their area of expertise.  Well there’s a problem with this that may well be really obvious to you as you read this blog. Vocal variety which is the

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