Transitions in a speech or presentation

Manner of Speaking

There are many possible reasons for … Continue reading → The post Transitions in a speech or presentation appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Structure Curse of Knowledge Presentation public speaking transitionsHave you ever been in the audience listening to a speaker and found yourself lost? You weren’t exactly sure where the speaker was going or how the different points in a speech were connected?

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How to Open a Speech or Presentation

Matt Eventoff

All too often, this is what is heard to open the speech or presentation: “Hi, thank you for having me. The post How to Open a Speech or Presentation appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. It is an honor to be here with you today. My name is _ _, and I am going to be speaking to you today about _.”

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22 tips for effective video presentations

Manner of Speaking

These days, an increasing number of presentations are delivered, not from a stage, but in front of a computer screen. Presentations via videoconference on … Continue reading → Video public speaking Skype video conference video presentations ZoomThe audience is live but dispersed across offices and cities or even countries and time zones.

2018 184

Become a “Consumer” of Virtual Presenting

DeFinis Communications

This is true for everything from art and technology to music and even virtual presenting. This means that you seek out talented presenters and examine their skills, style, and idiosyncrasies so you can learn from them and emulate what they do best. Chances are you have many opportunities to observe virtual presenters every day. One thing I’ve noticed is that I’m now able to categorize various meeting leaders and presenters, as well as those I’m speaking with casually.

2020 100

Your presentation needs osteoclasts

Speak Schmeak

Yep, this illustration of homeostasis is directly related to your presentations! In an effort not to leave anything out, many speakers pack their presentations too full. Incorporate the osteoclast techniqe into your presentation! First you build the presentation.

2020 130

Presentation Myths

Professionally Speaking...

Yet when I teach the Association for Talent Development''s (ATD) Presentation Skills Certificate program and other presentation courses and workshops, I find myself “busting” a lot of myths about presentation practices. So many businesspeople who are tasked with making presentations, even at senior levels, have never had any formal training in how to engage an audience, manage anxiety and get a message across effectively.

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Launch of Presentation Guru!

Manner of Speaking

Good blogs aren’t … Continue reading → Public Speaking Resources Uncategorized Emma Bannister Jim Harvey Nancy Duarte Nick Morgan Presentation Guru presentations public speakingIn his blog post today, 1 June 2016, Seth Godin wrote: [R]eading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain.

2016 159

Sales presentation strategy

The Presenter's Blog

What is your primary goal in making a sales presentation? So why do so many sales-presenters try to conceal the fact? Do your sales presentations open with phrases such as: “Your success is important to us, and we’re going to look at how our products can help you be even more successful.” If you want to make the audience doubt your credibility then attempting to conceal the primary purpose of your presentation would be an excellent place to start!

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Powerful presentations, event with PowerPoint

Manner of Speaking

Since 2018 he has been the Senior Data Scientist … Continue reading → The post Powerful presentations, event with PowerPoint appeared first on Manner of Speaking. This is a guest post by David Lindelöf. David obtained his PhD in Physics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Neurobat.

2019 175

Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

This quote certainly holds true for speeches, presentations, group meetings and any other public speaking opportunity that exists. Your opening often determines just how much of your presentation the audience is going to “tune in” for. If the first impression the audience has is “B-O-R-I-N-G’ there is little chance of the presentation effectively reaching that audience. »

2020 100

Lights, Camera, Action! Presentation Skills for Virtual Delivery

DeFinis Communications

On the surface, acting in a blockbuster movie and delivering a virtual presentation may appear to having nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both use a “screen” as their modus operandi. As such, virtual presenters can learn a lot by studying the world of filmmaking. From developing the storyline to the technical aspects of looking great on camera, here are some Hollywood-inspired suggestions all virtual presenters should follow.

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Working with Co-Presenters: How to Organize a Team Presentation

DeFinis Communications

First, it can be complicated simply deciding which topic or aspect of the presentation each presenter will address. With so many possible approaches to topic development and so many different personalities and styles of presenting, it’s easy to see why co-presenting is challenging. How can you possibly weave all the topics and presentation styles into one coherent whole that appears harmonious, connected, and consistent … without pulling your hair out?

2020 100

Start your presentation BIG

PowerPoint Tips

Presenters often ask how to start a presentation. I have an older post, “ A good opener/introduction ” in which I cover ways to start a presentation and it gets a huge amount of traffic and comments — mostly questions by people wanting to know how to start their presentation. Start your presentation BIG. Here are some ideas for expressing the BIG picture: Explain why you came to do this presentation.

2014 166

Presentation nerves

The Presenter's Blog

Beating presentation nerves can seem like a battle; a no-holds-barred FIGHT to overcome your fears. First point to be aware of: Presentation nerves can never be eliminated, and it would not be desirable to do so. Second point to be aware of: The tangible bodily sensations that come with presentation nerves, can be easily managed if we understand the mechanics that create them. Do any of the following affect you when presenting? Coaching yourself after a presentation.

2012 145

How to Recover When Your Virtual Presentation Goes Off Track

DeFinis Communications

It happens to even the best of us: You’re leading a virtual presentation and you see signs that things aren’t going well. They panic as they see their presentation go terribly off track, yet they continue to steer it in the wrong direction because they don’t know how to save it. So the next time you sense that your audience is turning cold, unresponsive, and disengaged, use one or more of the following techniques to get your virtual presentation back on track.

2020 100

13 Pro Tips To Ace Your Keynote Presentations

Presentation Guru

If you are one of those 588 Apple users worldwide, own a Mac and use iPhone and iCloud; then you’re no stranger to the Apple ecosystem and its own exciting presentation software called Keynote.

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Sales presentation outline

The Presenter's Blog

Here are eight ideas for creating a sales presentation outline that targets your sales message onto this specific customer, in this specific moment. If the customer is early in their buying cycle, and you haven’t yet had the opportunity to clarify their exact needs, then address your presentation towards how your product meets challenges encountered by customers in that industry. Tie your presentation into how you specifically address those issues. by Peter Watts.

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5 tips to save your batteries (and your presentation)

Manner of Speaking

Slide presentations are a staple of the business world. Every day, there are millions of PowerPoint, Keynote other slide presentations around the world. If you are going to use to … Continue reading → The post 5 tips to save your batteries (and your presentation) appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Slide Presentation batteries Logitech Logitech Spotlight PowerPoint public speaking remote

2020 119

Use triggers to create interactive presentations

PowerPoint Tips

As a presenter, you can: Ask them questions. You can also integrate your audience into the presentation itself. For example, you can create a menu slide that links to other parts of the presentation (or other presentations) and let your audience decide the order of the presentation. Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level! Audiences today want an interactive experience.

2018 131

Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

The same thing is happening to how we deliver presentations, with tablets and even phones becoming potential delivery devices for mobile presenters. Just flip open, and there’s the presentation ready to go. Highly usable presentation software. Excellent for performing presentation edits in minutes. All of these advantages have encouraged me to experiment with my iPad as a presentation tool, and as long as you are aware of the pitfalls, I’d recommend it.

2012 150

10 tips for setting up on the day of your presentation

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— You’ve prepared your presentation and you’ve arrived at the venue well in advance of your start time.

2018 169

Group Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

In a group presentation, several presenters need to collaborate and coordinate so they offer a seamless end result to the audience. Here are some tips to help make group presentations effective. The leader can set the tone, give the introduction, manage the Q&A, referring questions to the appropriate presenter, and make concluding remarks. KNOW WHAT OTHERS ARE GOING TO SAY Get together in the early planning stage of the presentation and share outlines.

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5 Tips to Present Like a Pro at Your Next Virtual Presentation

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What would be your reaction if you come to know that your audience was busy checking social media, reading emails, and doing text messages while you were delivering a virtual presentation? Presentation Tips

2020 62

A Good Presentation Needs Structure

Presentation Guru

When you deliver a presentation, you know what you want to say but your audience doesn’t. Your goal is to get the audience across to your side; your presentation is the bridge that will help them do just that.… … Message featured Presentation Writing Story StructureIt’s like you are on one side of a body of water and your audience is on the other.

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Master the Art of Presenting 2016

Manner of Speaking

I am excited to announce that the third annual Master the Art of Presenting will take place on 20-21 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. A few years ago, my good friend and presentation design expert, Timo Sorri, was staying over at our home … Continue reading → Public Speaking Business Public Speaking Resources Delivery Havain Master the Art of Presenting presentations public speaking Timo Sorri

2016 156

Master the Art of Presenting 2016

Manner of Speaking

I am excited to announce that the third annual Master the Art of Presenting will take place on 20-21 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. A few years ago, my good friend and presentation design expert, Timo Sorri, was staying over at our home … Continue reading → Public Speaking Business Public Speaking Resources Delivery Havain Master the Art of Presenting presentations public speaking Timo Sorri

2016 156

Sales arguments that build presentations

The Presenter's Blog

At the core of a sales presentation are logical arguments that lay out why your product benefits the customer. The syllogism for the customer presentation might look a little like this: Premise 1: “Responsible organizations see protecting the environment as important” Premise 2: “You are a responsible organisation” Conclusion 3: “Protecting the environment will be important to you.” by Peter Watts.

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The life-changing magic of tidying up your presentations

Manner of Speaking

This is no ordinary, annual clean-up; this is a methodical full-on assault to go through all of our … Continue reading → Book Review Preparation audience content Marie Kondo Presentation public speaking The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpAs I write this post, my wife and I are approximately three weeks into a massive effort to tidy up our home.

2017 205

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Powerful presentations, even with PowerPoint

Manner of Speaking

Since 2018 he has been the Senior Data Scientist … Continue reading → The post Powerful presentations, even with PowerPoint appeared first on Manner of Speaking. This is a guest post by David Lindelöf. David obtained his PhD in Physics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2018, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Neurobat.

2019 116

Handouts for data-heavy presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Not all presentations can be full of photos. Sometimes, you need to present data — lots of it. While I do think that presenters sometimes dump more than necessary on their audience, consider this scenario. But he/she wants you to present it. For more flexibility, you can create your handout by sending the presentation to Microsoft Word. I wrote about this in another post, “ Do you present with printed slides?

Never do this on the day of a presentation!

Manner of Speaking

Most of the session was interactive, but it began with a 45-minute presentation for which I used some slides. Everything had been prepared well in advance, the slides were simple, I knew … Continue reading → Preparation computer upgrade macOS High Sierra Presentation public speakingYesterday afternoon I had a four-hour speaking engagement.

2017 174

11 Steps to a Killer Presentation

Manner of Speaking

Preparation Uncategorized audience Guy Kawasaki Presentation public speaking simplicityFiled under: Preparation, Uncategorized.

2016 159

Why you present

PowerPoint Tips

I think it’s fascinating to understand the variety of reasons why you present. I asked people to do the survey so I could know what type of content I can provide that will best help presenters. Why do you present? I enjoy the interaction and the visual aspects of presentations while providing life changing information to others. Presenting helps me get promoted at work. To change the world…one presentation at a time.

2016 107

Conjuring presentation magic for Halloween

The Presenter's Blog

This Halloween, as little witches and wizards bearing bags begging candy come up to your door, reflect on the thought that every time we take to the stage as presenters, we too join a world of magic and illusion. As a presenters we perform magic not with objects, but ideas and information. The categories of magic describe perfectly what presenters do with the base metal of information. Think of your next presentation. Halloween. Time for stories, and for magic.

2012 147

Working with multi-speaker presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation. It was a presentation that will be given to nurses at a nursing school and I thought I’d share my experiences with you. It’s quite a challenge when you get several presentations from different presenters and have to make them all look like one, coherent presentation. The organizer warned me, “Ellen, the presentations look like a ransom note!”

2017 114

Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations. While there are many courses and books on the technical side of how to create slides, there is very little material available on how to create effective slides and presentations. Nowadays, we often automatically haul out PowerPoint when asked to do a presentation.

2017 109

Every Presentation Ever?

Manner of Speaking

Humour humor Keynote PowerPoint presentations public speakingHere’s a clever video that rings true on many levels. And, as is so often the case with humour, there are lessons to be learned. See how many you can spot. Enjoy!

2012 197

Create presentation handouts using Notes pages

PowerPoint Tips

Many presenters want to offer handouts (usually after the presentation) but when the slides don’t include a lot of the content, the all-too-common solution of sending people the slides (printed or as a PDF) doesn’t work well. By the way, another solution is to send the presentation to Microsoft Word. I explain Presenter View in my blog post, “ Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool.”

Presentation Tip: Powerful Closings

Professionally Speaking...

Durante knew how to keep the audience's attention until the last moment and end his presentation memorably. We, as business presenters, need to learn to do the same. So that means: No trailing off at the end of your presentation: "Well, I guess that's about it.". HOW TO CLOSE A PRESENTATION. When thinking about the last 3-5 minutes of your presentation, you must answer the question, "What do I want my audience to remember/walk away with?"

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Seasonal variation in presentation

The Presenter's Blog

Our world, that is, except for the world in which we make presentations. Presentations happen in a sterile land free of seasons. Corporate style sheets and “standard presentations” are often a constraint on what we can do with presentations, but would it be too crazy to make ourselves distinctive by thinking about how we can incorporate the season into the show? We’re hardwired to think in seasons.

2012 133

Think BIG to create high-impact presentations

PowerPoint Tips

You want your presentations to have an impact on your audience — change them, move them to action, inspire them. The present to the past and the future. How could you use BIGNESS in your presentations? Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level! The post Think BIG to create high-impact presentations appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

2019 123

How to convince executives that presenters need presentation skills training

PowerPoint Tips

They’ve been reading this blog — and others — about how to create powerful, persuasive presentations. How do you convince executives that they are hurting themselves when they present? And that their sales reps and internal presenters are also having a damaging effect? Keep an eye out for failures that might be related to poor presentation skills. Remember here that presenting isn’t about PowerPoint — that’s just one aspect of it.