Top 10 Business Presentation Mistakes

The presenter doesn’t: realise it’s not about them: it’s all about their audience. remember ‘I am in control’. analyse their audience before writing the script. rehearse. warm up. focus on their audience throughout the design and delivery process. connect with their audience. They make PowerPoint … Read More ››

How To Present August 2011

Welcome to ‘How To Present’ Magazine (August edition) – we invite you to hold your curser over the magazine image until ‘View in full screen’ appears Open publication – Free publishing

3 keys to using a remote

The first key to using a remote is to know how to use it well – become acquainted with the buttons and what they do. It’s not good enough to turn up on the day and hope for the best – you are asking for … Read More ››

Getting Started – Room Set Up

To make sure that people don’t wish they were doing something else other than watching you deliver your presentation there are a few simple steps to be aware of as you set up your presentation room. They are: ‘Claim your Space’ in the centre of … Read More ››

A Formula for Use of Colours

Colours have meaning so consider the meaning of the colours you use on your whiteboard, flipcharts or PowerPoint slides: Dark Blue Blue is a colour of authority, good fortune, communication, wisdom, protection, spiritual inspiration, calmness, reassurance, water, trust, truth, sea. It is an effective colour … Read More ››

Use Fonts for Clarity

Use a dark text on a light background so you avoid having to dim or turn off the lights. For clarity, it’s better to change the colour of the word to make it stand out rather than either underlining or bolding it. Half the people … Read More ››

Be Careful Using Graphs

Graphs are used commonly in corporate presentations to highlight trends and show comparisons. We know ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’ – and it does, as long as you can see the picture and the details of interest. In my experience most people simply copy … Read More ››

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