Prep for perfect delivery

November 1, 2014
Ready to deliver your next presentation without notes? You will be able to focus on your audience instead of on a script after doing this preparation:

Use humor without offending

November 1, 2014
A bit of humor in a business presentation can put your audience at ease or drive home an important point. But you shouldn’t try so hard to be funny that you lose the focus of your message or risk alienating your audience.

Be memorable from the first moment

October 1, 2014
Grab your audience’s attention in the first seconds of your speech.  Communications consultant Ben Decker suggests choosing from among these SHARP techniques:

Keep audiences tuned in

October 1, 2014
There’s one sure way to lose an audience during your introduction: Talk about yourself. Just because the audience is there to hear you speak doesn’t mean they care about you.

Prepare the room for a speech

September 1, 2014
Feel confident and prepared by getting the room ready before a speech. Check these items before a presentation:

Present smooth transitions

September 1, 2014
Seamlessly switch topics during your presentation with these tips.

Beat nerves before a presentation

September 1, 2014
Though nerves before a presentation are natural, you can conquer them. Use these three tips:

Slow your speech

September 1, 2014
If you speak too quickly, your audience members won’t be able to follow you. Slow down by implementing these ideas:

PowerPoint shortcuts

September 1, 2014
You can deliver a PowerPoint presentation in full-screen mode without using your mouse. Smoothly navigate through your slides using these five shortcuts.

Read ’em & reap: Talk Like TED

August 1, 2014
Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallow will give you the tools to create presentations around the ideas that matter most to you, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of your life.