Stuck Putting Together Your Presentation?
Don’t Fall into These Traps
Speech coach Jan D’Arcy says one of her clients confessed that he prepares a presentation by spending, “about 30% of my time in research, 40% in actually writing it and about 5% in rehearsal.”…(read more)
Introductions, Toasts, Tributes
It's Your Time to Shine - Make It Count
You might think that an opportunity to toast a respected colleague or introduce a well-known speaker would bring out the best in a presenter. You would, however, often be wrong. Even experienced speakers…(read more)
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words…or Is it?
How to Use Visuals to Capture Attention and Get Results
Whether you use slides, a whiteboard, or a demo, visuals can be a powerful complement to your presentations. However, many people rely on visuals that are poorly designed, or awkwardly used, making these impressive tools ineffective at best, counterproductive at worst…(read more)
Presenting and Petrified
Make Anxiety Work for You
Picture yourself presenting in a high stakes situation: giving a keynote address, pitching a product, making a recommendation to your board or securing funding for a new venture…(read more)