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Presentation Tips 10: How to make a team presentation

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Making a presentation can feel like a lonely task as you stand up and face your audience. Whether you sink or swim all depends on your performance – and of course that depends on how well prepared you are. There are times when you […]

Presentation Tips 7: How to use your voice effectively

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When you give a presentation your first goal should be to capture and hold the attention of your audience. Everyone must be able to hear and easily follow what you are saying. Fortunately you have one very valuable and versatile tool at your disposal […]

Presentation Tips 5: How to structure a presentation

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Most people find it more difficult to take in and remember information that they are listening to rather than reading for themselves. One of the ways you can help your audience follow what you are saying is to create a clear structure for your […]

Presentation Tips 4: How to plan a presentation

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Have you ever listened to a really great presenter and perhaps thought to yourself – ‘I wish I could present like that.’ The fact is, what you see and hear is only a fraction. It’s a bit like an iceberg where as much as […]

Presentation Tips 3: How to get rid of Murphy Monkey

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In recent posts I’ve shared a number of tips on how to deal with anxiety and nerves so they aren’t a major stumbling block to your success when speaking in public.

One of the ideas I put forward was that you should visualise yourself being […]

Presentation Tips 2: How to deal with presentation anxiety

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You are not alone if you feel nervous about giving a presentation – in fact it is totally natural. However, being nervous doesn’t need to be a barrier to delivering a great presentation. It’s a case of accepting that anxiety occurs and then taking […]

Presentation Tips 1: How to face up to presentation anxiety

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When I deliver Presentation Skills training courses and ask delegates what they would like to gain from the course, the most common response is: ‘to control my nerves better and to feel more confident.’ Perhaps you would say the same? You will probably agree […]