Presentation Skills

  • Presentation Skills: How Do You Make Others Feel?

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    I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ― Maya Angelou I first heard this quote when I was a teenager, and I have never forgotten it. The essence being that we are at our best when our primary […]

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  • Avoid Death By Powerpoint

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    Death by Powerpoint…its a common complaint and one that is so easily avoided when giving a presentation.  Your audience is here to LISTEN and LEARN from you.  Not to read along with your slides.  The Powerpoint presentation or visual aids should support your content.  If your audience just needs to be able to read then you […]

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  • SkyeTeam Book Review: How to Deliver a TED Talk

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    I know… two book reviews back to back.  What can I say?  I currently have a pile of more than a dozen books waiting for time and attention.  I recently found myself on a number of plane journeys and so I immersed myself in two books! How to Deliver a TED Talk was an interesting […]

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  • The art of the flipchart – 10 tips on how to use a flipchart

    Ever wondered how they do it?  You are attending a presentation or training class and the presenter stops and draws this complicated diagram on the flip-chart without missing a beat. Perfectly proportioned, elements clearly labeled.  If you are wanting to know the art of the flipchart, here are 10 tips on how to use a […]

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  • How to effectively answer questions in a presentation.

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    How to effectively answer questions during a presentation can be a sensitive issue.  Here are some tips on how to handle the different types if questions you may encounter: 1. The one you hoped to avoid – well to be honest, if there is a question that you were expecting but hoped no one would ask […]

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  • Anyone for questions? How to ask for questions in a presentation.

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    The question and answer session may be the best part of your presentation.  For some reason, many people fear questions or perceive them as a threat or an indication that they didn’t do a good job. In fact questions demonstrate quite the opposite.  If you engaged your audience, if they were interested in your content, they […]

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  • Endurance Test: Suffering in the Name of Good Manners

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    Show of hands please… how many of you have attended (endured) a bad presentation lately?  It is fascinating to consider how many bad presentations are delivered by bad presenters every day in corporate America.  Sometimes the material is bad, sometimes the visuals are bad, sometimes the presenters are bad.  And what do we, the long-suffering […]

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  • Presentation Skills: When things go wrong…

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    Stage fright to the extreme… some of you may have seen this video, I wouldn’t wish this on anyone, however I have to feel for the emcee… When an amygdala hijack occurs sometimes flight is the only reaction, however with a little preparation the situation could have been so different! What are the learnings? Prepare […]

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  • Presentation Skills: The Low Tech Flipchart Option

    Ever wondered how they do it?  You are attending a presentation or training class and the presenter stops and draws this complicated diagram on the flipchart without missing a beat. Perfectly proportioned, elements clearly labeled.  As with all things there are best practices and some simple tips that you can apply. Do not talk and […]

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  • Presentation Skills: 5 Steps to Avoid the Wardrobe Malfunction and Dress For Success

    While wardrobe malfunctions may be a regular occurrence for celebrity performers, for most of us, they are to be avoided at all costs.  Like it or not, how you dress says a huge amount to your audience about your image, personality and ultimately whether they want to listen to you and your presentation. Research has […]

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