Humor is a great way to start a presentation if you do it right. I want to be clear. I don’t mean opening with an actual joke that has a classic setup-punch line format. However, I do recommend using humor. (more…)
One of the biggest challenges when giving a presentation is sticking to the time limit. All presentations have a time limit and it’s very common for people to go over time. This is incredibly annoying and shows a lack of preparation. (more…)
What exactly is “uptalk” and is it unprofessional? Put simply, uptalk is the tendency for some speakers to use an upward inflection on the end of their sentences so that everything sounds like a question. Uptalk or “upspeak” is often associated with the way teenagers talk in Southern California but is no longer limited by geography.
In this video you’ll learn how to end a presentation, which is something you absolutely need to know how to do! (more…)
Many presentations end with a question-and-answer session. Clearly, handling questions smoothly can be a challenge. You have probably witnessed speakers ace a presentation and then stumble while responding to questions. The main reason for this ineffectiveness is that many presenters give long-winded answers to listeners’ direct questions. (more…)
These videos are all about helping you, so it’s great when I get questions because it helps me make videos that can help more than just the person who asked. And that’s the case this week with questions about is it really about them and how to communicate effectively in English. (more…)