The following was written by Sarah Brown from Walker Stone and she talks about an infographic she helped prepare that is found on Malcolm Andrews’ site. I thought it would be a great thing for you to check out, so have a look at what Sarah wrote and hope you enjoy the infographic. (more…)
Many people ask me if they should use PowerPoint when presenting. People have mixed feelings about PowerPoint mainly because it is so often used ineffectively. (more…)
Vocal fillers can distract our listeners. Maybe you say um, uh, and, you know, so, sorta, or kinda more than you would like to.
The list of vocal fillers is virtually endless but you likely don’t say them all. You probably use one or two specific fillers out of habit.
We’ll look at four proven ways to drastically reduce them. The first suggestion is a mindset tip.
We have to get comfortable with silence. Many of us mistakenly think that any silence in our presentations is a bad sign, like we don’t know what we’re talking about. In contrast, listeners often want us to pauses silently. Our silence allow listeners the opportunity to fully consider our message.
See the video for the rest of the tips.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, does a lot of presenting and has improved greatly over the years. Just a few years ago, he sometimes came across as a nervous presenter but now he is much more confident and composed. (more…)
The body of a presentation consists of main points. The way you select and arrange those main points is more of an art than a science. (more…)
Every audience appreciates it when a speaker is organized and easy to follow. A great way to help listeners follow along is by using clear transition statements between main points. In my experience, most speakers’ transitions don’t stand out enough and listeners miss them. As a result, one main point tends to blur into the next. (more…)