p3

The delivery of a presentation is p3. It is an essential component of the effective presentation.

The maths of presentations, preparations and time

The value of a presentation, in the view of the audience, is down to maths: the product of the story (p1), the supportive media (p2) and its delivery (p3). What does the other side of the equation hold, the side…
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It all about the delivery

all about delivery

The best story in the world p1, supported by the most amazing media p2 is nothing if the delivery fails. This is the fear of every performer whether they are a presenter or one of the biggest rock stars in…
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Let’s hit it and quit!

hit it and quit

The most important part of your presentation is the closing line. It is essential that the audience is left in no doubt the purpose of the whole presentation whether that is a TED talk, a teaching session or a case…
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Movement on stage

movement on stage

A real step forward in #presentationskills is out from behind the lectern. This simple movement on stage engages the audience and frees the presenter. It also leaves some speakers unsure of what to do next. Recently I’ve observed a few…
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Dual screen projection

dual projection problems

Dual projection screens showing the same image is a bad idea. It is bad for speakers and bad for the audience. Sometimes it may be necessary but if this is the only option a good speaker needs to make changes to…
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When imperfect is perfect.

when imperfect is perfect #FOAMed #ffoiliet

The p cubed value of your presentation is not what you think it is. It is never about how you think your presentation went but always what the audience thinks, or better, what the audience feels. This should change how…
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Credit where credit is due.

credit where credit is due

In a previous post I recalled my sadness of hearing a colleague say “what he suggests is interesting, but I wouldn’t do it for an important presentation.” He was expressing the difficulty of change, the challenge of stepping out from…
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Feel better, not more

For some presenters, there is a striving after perfection that drives them to constantly tinker with presentations before delivery. No presentation will ever be perfect; there is always space for improvement. The important view is not from the stage but…
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Never, ever, ever, ever

Never, ever, ever, ever overrun. Ever. Aim for 75% of your allotted time, make sure your practise delivers that and ensure you have a means of monitoring your performance on the day. No presentation is made better by going on longer,…
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er…thank you?

A sentence without the final word is. A journey without reaching the destination is just tiring. Sadly many presentations simply reach a point where the presenter says, “thank you” and it is assumed that the suffering is over. Every presentation…
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