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You may have heard the saying “Failing to plan is planning to fail” and outstanding presenters really take this to heart.
And in the same way . . . .
Here are 11 suggestions for helping you to stay fully focused and present for your audience. Each one is simple and easy . . . .
Listen to how his pitch and tone get stronger and stronger as he runs through his marathon ‘let freedom reign’. . . .
Did you know that most business presentations fail? If this has happened to you then it’s usually for very good reasons – your presentation sucks!
..and here are 12 reasons why.
Here is a great example of how it can go disastrously and catastrophically wrong when you decide to be spontaneous in your presentation……
I’ve recently been watching some of the re-runs of the comedy show “Little Britain”, and you may or may not be a fan of it but I’m sure . . .
I know that change has been a constant factor in business in the last ten years because if what you’re doing isn’t working then you must do something you haven’t done before if you want to get different results . . . .
So let me be controversial here.
“To be successful you need to put in the effort.” . . . .
Presentation audiences are very much like aircraft passengers…….
When you focus on what is really going to take you closer to your goals often the sense of overwhelm begins to disappear and effective time management becomes easier . . .
How would you like to achieve much more with much less time and effort? Sounds impossible?
Well that’s what many thousands of . . .
Now for many people Macs are like Marmite- you either love them or loathe them but they have four characteristics that can teach us something about an effective presentation…
Facial expressions, body movement, gestures, posture, etc all display how we are feeling and the non-verbal message is harder to fake.
We all love to hear stories and effective use of stories is a key tool for creating an outstanding and memorable presentation.
So what’s your business story . . .
It was always a challenge to persuade the Laurens of this world as to the benefits of studying physics! But what has this got to do with your business? . . .
Feelings ranging from nervousness to sheer terror are common for many people and it has been said that the fear of public speaking comes higher than the fear of death for a large proportion of the population but . . . .
They all have hugely inspirational stories that are an example to us all but unfortunately most of the speakers couldn’t tell them in a way that engages and inspires an audience.
. . . your words say one thing but your gestures, body language, tonality, breathing etc. all convey something different to your audience.
How the “curious incident of the dog in the night-time” links to your business presentation………
If you do the same thing as Maria Sharapova it could be losing you business . . .
Most businesses have a website these days and huge amounts of money are spent on SEO but . . . .
If you are in business you are repeatedly presenting yourselves and your business – whether that’s to a new contact, a prospect, your boss, a client, a procurement team . . . whatever the situation the impact you make is down to how effectively you communicate and . . .
In various business magazines, on websites and in the press you will often see references to “pitching” for business. You’ll see articles and book with titles like “ How to Give a Winning Pitch”, “Pitching to Win “ and “ How to Write the Winning Pitch”. I even wrote a blog a while ago called [...]
How do social perceptions apply to your business presentations?
Derren Brown, love him or loathe him, has been engaging everyone lately with his latest series of progarmmes “The Experiments”. I personally love watching him because he is so good at what he does using his own combination of illusion, magic, hypnosis, NLP, psychology and other stuff to entertain and confound. And he has a [...]
A Presentation Analysis of Ed Milliband’s Speech – and How it Can Help with Your Business Presentation
” It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it – that’s what gets results”.
What we can learn from how Ed Milliband’s delivered his speech to the Labour Party Conference.
How you can use what you know from high school physics to give a winning business presentation…..
Wow! what a weekend of music…. I think Glastonbury was better than ever this year. Even my 82 yr old Mum watched it! I didn’t know she was so interested….. although I do remember she wouldn’t let me go when I was 18… anyway that’s another story. I wasn’t able to be there but like many [...]
It has been said many times that a great way to grow your business is through networking.
But it seems to me that “rude networking” is on the increase!
(By the way this is not the same thing as sexy networking and has nothing to do with clothing or the lack of it…)
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