How to Handle Nervousness When Presenting

How to Handle Nervousness When Presenting

Mark Twain, the famous writer and speaker, said, “There are two kinds of speakers: Those that are nervous and those that are liars.” Everybody gets a little nervous when they present. However, you don’t have to let nerves stop you from delivering an effective presentation. The follow advice will help you calm your nerves. (more…)

How to be a Good MC

How to be a Good MC

Last week someone asked me for tips on being a good MC. I honestly wasn’t sure how to answer but realized that there are similarities to giving a good presentation. So in this video, I’ve come up with 3 tips for how to be a good MC, along with an extra tip for good measure. (more…)

How to Make Eye Contact in Presentations

How to Make Eye Contact in Presentations

Great eye contact can make or break a presentation. Lots of speakers have terrible eye contact skills. They look at their slides. They look at their notes. They look at the floor, ceiling, or off into space. Many speakers would rather look anywhere rather than make eye contact. (more…)

What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

In this week’s video I talk about fear when giving a presentation. In particular, the fear of failure. Being afraid is a normal human reaction to an unfamiliar situation. That’s ok. (more…)

How to Organize a Presentation

How to Organize a Presentation

It’s time for an in-depth look at how to organize a presentation from top to bottom. A clear structure is one of the biggest favors you can do yourself and your listeners. Clear thinking helps you stay on track and helps your audience remember your message. We’ll look at the introduction, body, and conclusion and all of the component parts for each section. (more…)

Why I Don’t Make Sample Presentation Videos

Why I Don’t Make Sample Presentation Videos

I am regularly asked to make sample presentation videos. But it’s not something I am inclined to do because every presentation is unique and because my videos provide all the tools you would need to create a presentation from start to finish. (more…)