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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 9: How to deal with audience questions

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Most presentations end with time for questions from the audience. This is something that can strike fear into the heart of the presenter, for at least two reasons. The first is the prospect of being met with a stony silence when you ask, ‘Does […]

Presentation Tips 8: How to use visual aids

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No doubt you’ve heard the saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ – but it has to be the right picture selected for a particular purpose. Visual aids can be a great way to enhance your presentation – so long as you use […]

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 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 […]