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If you’re looking for presentation tips and put those two words into Google search you will be greeted with 1,160,000,000 results. The internet is teeming with presentation tips, tools, techniques and valuable advice. Each time I introduce myself as a presentation skills coach I can be confident that I’m likely to be asked two questions: – Isn’t[…]

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We’ve all been a casualty of data dumps in bad presentations. The graphs, charts and tables surrounded by tiny text where the presenter gleefully says, ‘You probably won’t be able to read this so I’ll read it for you.’ Many professionals craft and prepare their presentations in the belief that the key to success is to[…]

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Public speaking and presenting is not a skill that most of us are taught and it’s certainly not something most people enjoy doing; for many the very idea of it fills them with dread. Despite our personal anxieties most of us only have to update the board or management team, give a quarterly update, impress[…]

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Storytelling has become the new strategic business tool of presenters to change attitudes, mind-sets and behaviours. In a world where professionals are overwhelmed with information and demand for our attention is at an unprecedented high we can all take solace in a good story well told. This weekend marks the end of National Storytelling Week,[…]

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Donald Trump

As far as public speaking is concerned Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was clear, decisive and delivered with the appropriate pace, passion and even a few pauses. Apart from his signature circling of his finger and thumb which drove most people mad during his election campaign, which we saw again yesterday, he looked like he had[…]

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Powerful presenting is something that that many people aspire to and with the New Year rapidly approaching it can be far easier than you may think. Knowledge, process and emotional expression are the critical elements that every presenter needs to be mindful of. They are so important that people have been speaking and writing about them[…]

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I’ve written many articles extolling the virtues of high impact presenting and public speaking and in some I’ve even gone on record as promoting it as the most important skill in business today. Its significance is only paralleled by its difficulty. In a world where there are so many demands placed on our attention, where[…]

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One of the greatest concerns in the world of public speaking and presenting is bad habits. In fact, it is within the top 3 requests we hear from delegates on every one of presentation training workshops. ‘How can I remove bad habits that affect my presentation?’ Before we explain why we believe it’s a phenomenon[…]

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There is public speaking and then there is speaking in public with 100M people watching you. Most people don’t like the idea of the first and for those that don’t mind it the majority would perish at the thought. Presidential candidates are different of course and many would argue that they relish the limelight. Last[…]

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Donald Trump

I often find it interesting that whichever aspect of life you may choose to focus on there is always an ‘exception to the rule’. When it comes to presenting and speaking in public many consider the number one rule to be the expression of passion. Every now and then a speaker raises his or her[…]

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Presenting and public speaking are skills  like so many others in our lives which in order to be successful at them there are some fundamental principles we need to acknowledge first.  I’ve long held the view that it’s the people who understand and apply the core principles of high impact presenting and public speaking who tend to[…]

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