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Crushing the scariest talk of your life

crushing your next presentation

The purpose of guest blog posts is to advertise the amazing work others are doing in improving presentation skills. I am humbled and privileged that three such folk have shared their insights. This post is important in many way, not…
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practise commando

practise commando

Practise commando for significant improvements in your presentation. Clearly I don’t mean naked, altho The Sensei, Garr Reynolds has a published whole book on the matter of presenters being open with the audience. Practise with nothing at all save a…
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p2 is not just slides

not just slides

p2 is not just slides. a great presentation is the product of the story (p1), the supportive media (p2) and the delivery (p3). The p2 need not just be slides. Consider anything that will add to the message. Remember the…
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best presentation

best presentation

People often remark the best presentation they remember was when the presenter arrived and the p2 failed before delivery. “The best presentation” is of course a compliment and it means that the p cubed value was significant, that there was…
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busy slide

busy slide

“I’m sorry for this busy slide, let me talk you through it.”  Never be tempted to use a busy slide by either attempting to explain it or by building it piecemeal or worse seeking forgiveness. A busy slide will distract…
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Murphy’s Law

Murphy's law

Murphy’s Law states that, “if anything can go wrong, it will.” The aphorism, whatever its derivation, should be addressed by all presenters as part of their preparation. Preparation is the best way, not to necessarily prevent problems, because, as the…
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polished performers

Polished performers are the best examples to observe in order to improve presentations. Two such polished performers are Vic Brazil and Anand Swaminathan. They can be heard over at feminem.com discussing lots of presentation tips but with a particular focus on women…
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guest blog- losing bulletpoints helped me find my voice

losing bulletpoints

Thank you to Carrie Thomas for her insights and thoughts on her #presentationskills journey   There are key moments of feedback that stick with you and can be practise changing. For presenting, my development journey started back in 2015 with…
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comfort monitors

comfort monitor

Comfort monitors are the presenter’s friend. Mostly. Many large conferences provide a comfort monitor, in front of the speaker, showing a full representation of that which is projected on the main screen. The technical setup of comfort monitors especially data…
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a p cubed presenter

p cubed presenter

A p cubed presenter* is surely the aspiration of any presenter; a presenter who has constructed a story with an effective message, illustrated it with media that supports and amplifies their message and supremely delivered with passion, engagement and clarity….
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