Presentations

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.

Lead more confidently on video with these 5 presentation tips

July 24, 2019
These bite-sized lessons will also make it easier to increase your authenticity and approachability on screen, while developing a stronger relationship with your audience.

3 virtual presentation mistakes

May 22, 2019
Do you want your next virtual presentation to be unforgettable in a good way? Then avoid these mistakes.

Regain composure after a goof

March 27, 2019
The next time you make a blooper—like going blank or losing your place—during a presentation, use this plan to regain your poise and nail the ending.

Understand your audience

January 23, 2019
Before you draft a message or prepare your presentation or speech remarks, take a few minutes to answer these questions.

Will cussing improve presentations?

December 21, 2018
Many speakers—from politicians to leaders of giant corporations—opt to swear during formal presentations. But is it a tactic you should use?