Presentations

When speaking, sweep the room

August 26, 2020
You’ve probably heard the advice, “Personalize your presentations by directing your talk to one person in the audience.” Well, that advice is wrong.

How to handle an unfriendly audience

August 26, 2020
Whether it’s a group of dissatisfied customers or your own staff just after their workload has dramatically increased, you need a way to turn the momentum in your favor. David Eastman, a personal and professional development consultant, offers some advice.

Be mindful of your gestures

July 9, 2020
Many speakers are either too stiff or too grandiose in their movements. Use these tips to strike an effective balance.

KISS: Keep It Super Simple

June 24, 2020
Yes, you could produce a 50- or 60-slide PowerPoint presentation and feel good about your message. But you will be far more impactful if you whittle your message down to its core and present five to eight memorable slides.

5 ways to elicit applause and direct a successful virtual event

June 24, 2020
As we move forward in the future, virtual presentations will continue to play a starring role in the events world. This is a new challenge for some businesses, packed with teachable moments for everyone involved behind the scenes.

Complex topic? Don’t lose audience

May 27, 2020
Complex topics, such as new analytical procedures or software instructions, are a tough presentation challenge. Your first step is to focus on what your audience needs from you in order to understand and effectively use what you have to say. The following guidelines will help.

Make good use of poor audience questions

April 22, 2020
An insulting rejoinder is tempting, but you’d alienate the audience, because there’s a good chance that perhaps others have also missed the point.

4 tips to present joint presentations

April 22, 2020
Joint presentations are more complex to arrange, so keep the following guidelines in mind.

The art of making eye contact

April 8, 2020
All the presentation experts say you need to establish eye contact with your audience. However, they rarely tell you why, with whom in particular, and how.

Easy tweaks to better presentations

January 22, 2020
To excel during your next presentation, you don’t need to put on some flashy, over-the-top performance. Instead, follow this advice.