Great Presentations Engage Your Audience

Giving great presentations is an art. While your content is important, it is just as important to make your presentations […]
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Connect With Your Audience When You’re Presenting Remotely

Good presenters know how to connect with their audience — which is really challenging in a virtual setting. To start, […]
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Don’t Leave Out Facts To Make Your Point

At a recent event, the host wanted to make the point that businesses need to help solve the world’s problems. […]
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5 Tips For Giving A Persuasive Presentation

When you need to sell an idea at work or in a presentation, how do you do it? Five rhetorical devices can help — Aristotle identified them 2,000 years ago, and masters of persuasion still use them today: Ethos. Start your talk by establishing your…

Losing Your Audience During a Presentation? Try This

You can tell when an audience has stopped listening to a presentation. Phones come out, people slouch in their seats, maybe someone dozes off. If you notice this happening during your talk, try a few techniques to grab people’s attention. Move around t…

Keep Your Presentation from Being Forgettable

Advice on giving good presentations tends to focus on structure and style, but there’s something even more important to consider: getting your audience to remember your talk. Here’s how to make sure they remember what you say: Follow the right sequence…

Pump Yourself Up Before A Presentation

Giving a talk in front of an audience can be stressful, and our bodies react to that stress in different ways. If you’re someone who gets jittery and anxious, or whose energy levels flatline, try an exertion ritual before your next presentation. The ri…

Write a Speech, Not an Essay

There’s a huge difference between crafting a speech and writing an essay, yet too many people approach them in the same way. The average adult can read 300 words per minute, but can only follow a speech at half that rate. So speeches require you to sim…

During Your Next Presentation, Use Your Hands to Project Confidence

When you’re in front of an audience, you want to project confidence. But when you’re nervous, your hands often flit about and fidget. Use one of these positions to keep your hands still. Practice in front of a mirror, then with friends, until it feels …

Avoid Filler Language in Presentations

Presenters often use the phrase “Does that make sense?” to gauge audience understanding. But this can convey a speaker’s uncertainty and signals that the audience might not comprehend or appreciate the content. To be an effective spea…