Mindful Presenter’s Learning Centre
We know that learning isn’t restricted to the training room so here you will find a wealth of practical and useful advice on how you can develop your presentation skills and public speaking skills in the comfort of your own home or office.
Whether it’s a webinar, video, PDF or podcast, it’s all designed to enhance your learning about what it takes to present with impact and really connect with your audience.
The Biggest Mistakes to Avoid when Presenting to Senior Management – Webinar
This webinar was created and hosted by GoToMeeting following the success of a Mindful Presenter article which has been viewed almost 30,000 times. The original article 7 mistakes to avoid when presenting to senior management was designed to help professionals learn from the common mistakes we see made in organisations every week. The webinar explores these mistakes offering the solutions to ensure you don’t make the same mistakes.
Creativity in Action – How to Deliver a Presentation Your Audience Won’t Forget
The fact that most people expect business presentations to be boring is rather disquieting especially when there is so much you can do to make your message memorable for the right reasons. All it takes is a little mindful creativity and this YouTube video is a great example of how you can breathe life into a very serious topic.
What Type of Presenter Are You?
The attached PDF contains a simple, fun and insightful exercise designed to help you to reflect on the way you communicate. It’s based on an article we wrote called ‘What type of public speaker or presenter are you really?’
Print out the 2nd and 3rd pages ‘Which Words Describe Your Communication Style?
Circle all the letters next to words that you feel best describe you when you are presenting. Add up the number you have circled for each letter and then read the rest of the paper to learn more about your preferred communication style.
It’s All In The Opening…
Whether it takes you 10 seconds or 60 seconds to create a first impression you can be sure that before you even utter a word the clock is ticking. At Mindful Presenter one of our favourite sources of inspiration and learning is TED. When it comes to the all important aspect of opening your presentation the number of different ways to do so are infinite. Here are a few we’ve selected for you simply to give you an idea of the range of possibilities.
If you enjoy watching the video here are some of our favourites in a recent article we published on our website: ‘Presenters – Grab it like you mean it. Their attention that is.’
Great Speaking Tips and Vocal Exercises
Watch the sound expert Julian Treasure demonstrate some simple but extremely powerful vocal exercises to help you connect more effectively when presenting to your audience.
The Art of Visual Storytelling
Visual images of a story can be of enormous value in helping you to bring your message to life and connect with your audience. We are all hard wired to connect with well told stories and when it comes to presenting the most common means of telling stories visually is through the use of slides
Another powerful way is through the use of compelling videos.
Here are just two very powerful examples of visual storytelling through the use of short videos.
The 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters
Many business presenters mistakenly believe that being professional means you have to present only logic, analysis and detail to be taken seriously. The end result is often a well-reasoned and structured but also dull and monotonous business presentation.
The good news is we can create new habits.
Download this PDF to learn ‘The 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters’.
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Your effectiveness as a speaker is directly related to your ability to connect with your audience. We are often asked about the importance of body language in making that emotional connection.
Our presentation skills workshops are packed full of useful advice on how to use yours authentically and effectively. This TED Talk by the brilliant Amy Cuddy which has been viewed over 32 million times gives you a powerful insight as to where to start.
How Well Does Your Team Present?
At Mindful Presenter we believe that when it comes to presenting many organisations are missing out on vital opportunities to deliver their message and connect with their audiences with real impact. Some are even unconsciously stifling opportunities for growth and development of their people as well as the business.
Take advantage of our Free Presentation Skills Appraisal Service by contacting us today.
21 MINDFUL Tools For Managing Presentation Nerves
If you get nervous, or feel anxious, before giving any kind of presentation or speech, please remember that you are not alone. Public speaking is not something that most of us learned at school, college or university so we all feel some level of nerves. Even the most seasoned speakers experience the same challenge.
The good news is there is plenty you can do to not only manage but to channel your nerves to enhance rather than hinder your performance.
Download this PDF to learn ‘21 MINDFUL tools for managing presentation nerves’
Presenting with Power and Presence
Whenever I’m at a networking event, conference or indeed any business or even social gathering and I’m asked that timeless question, ‘so what do you do’; when I tell people I’m the founder of Mindful Presenter they look at me as though they are certain I’m just about to close my eyes and start chanting…
I never actually do that!
Mindful Presenting is literally what the name suggests and a great deal more; It’s not the evolution of presenting and public speaking, it’s a revolution.
The first episode of our brand new podcast series ‘Presenting with Power and Presence’ begins the journey and explains everything (without the chanting). If you have a few minutes on the train home from work or in the gym tonight pop your headphones on to learn more…
4 Simple Tools to Liberate Your Intuition – Sonia Choquette
Mindful Presenting is about being fully present as a speaker so that not only do you feel more comfortable but so your audience receive the very best of you. The best way to be fully present is to practice listening to your own intuition. If you want to speak dynamically to really influence and inspire your audience then this video will help you.
Watch and listen to Sonia Choquette give some brilliant tips on how to liberate your intuition.
How Our Brains Communicate
At Mindful Presenter we are very passionate advocates of helping professionals to connect with others through the power of storytelling. Our presentation training workshops are specifically designed to show you exactly how to do that.
This short but brilliant video explains beautifully why finding common ground with your audience and storytelling is so important.
20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters
‘The 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters‘ has been downloaded over 15,000 times since it was published on the GoToMeeting website. ‘7 mistakes to avoid when presenting to senior management‘ which has been viewed over 28,000 times was such a great success that GoToMeeting decided to take those 20 habits and create a brief visual overview in the form of an infographic.
Why Storytelling Matters
At Mindful Presenter one of our favourite authors on the topic of presenting and public speaking is Garr Reynolds. This TEDx talk by Garr explains not only why story telling really maters but how to tell them. He shares ten important and powerful tips on exactly how to craft a great story.
If You Want to Know What Passion Looks, Sounds and Feels Like…
At Mindful Presenter we believe that great presenters aren’t born that way, they are made. We know it’s true because we help people every week from all walks of life to dramatically improve their presentation skills. Our presentation training workshops are specifically designed to show you exactly how to do that. The one attribute which can ensure that you connect with your audience in a way that is clear, compelling and memorable is passion.
This short but brilliant video shows us quite clearly what passion looks, sounds and feels like. It’s an extremely powerful message too!