Category: Presentation Skills Tips

Common Presentation Mistakes

What NOT to do: Don’t turn the lights off!

When you’re sitting in a meeting and the presenter is using slides, you know yourself that you will be more inclined to sleep or switch off when the presenter turns the lights off to make it easier for you see their slides. Don’t turn the lights

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Presentation Skills Tips

5 tips for presenting brilliantly at work!

I delivered a presentation a few years back in the worst venue possible! There were no walls – just curtains between the various parts of the event. Unfortunately, there was another speaker who was scheduled to speak in the room right next door at exactly

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Presentation Skills Tips

What NOT to do: Moth to a flame

When an audience member asks you a question from the floor, be careful for what’s known as the moth to a flame syndrome. This is where you hone in on the person who asked the question and exclude everybody else, which breaks rapport with the

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Managing Your Nerves/Confidence

Deal with your fear of public speaking

Glossophobia is something you may be able to relate to. It’s the fear of public speaking. And you probably know that most people feel very anxious or nervous before important presentations. For many people, this anxiety can extend to informal team meetings or one on

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Presentation Skills Tips

What NOT to do: Don’t look back over your shoulder

We’ve all seen people look back over their shoulder at their slide when presenting. This is not good form. When you look back over your shoulder it causes what’s known as ‘split attention’. Split attention is when your audience don’t know whether to look at

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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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PowerPoint Tips

Are you guilty of Death By PowerPoint?

PowerPoint is an invaluable, powerful and exciting tool for creating presentation visual aids that transform average speakers into masterful presenters. Or is it? Some slides have been so dreadful and tortuous over the years that the phrase ‘death by PowerPoint’ was coined. Let’s make sure

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