practise

Possibly the least focussed upon part of preparation of a presentation is the practise undertaken prior to its delivery. As therapy for stage fright, script development, pacing, timing and delivery it is an essential part of p3.

How to “do” a short teaching session

One of the challenges of any talk is the wide experience of the audience. The same is true in writing this blog. I recently was privileged to be interviewed by @ccpractitioner for a blog post on presentation for beginners at http://www.criticalcarepractitioner.co.uk/…
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Increase signal to noise ratio

One of the key concepts in improving your presentation is to increase the signal to noise ratio. This applies to all parts of the presentation; p1, p2 and p3. It’s like tuning the radio properly, the clarity of the message…
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The 5 Ps of Presentation

In order to improve the value of a presentation one must construct an excellent story (p1), design appropriate and supportive media (p2) but ultimately all of this will come to naught if you fail to deliver it (p3). For many,…
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How to “do” a presentation

Various people have asked me how to “do” a presentation. Here is an ordered list. Please follow the steps, in order and I think you’ll find the result illuminating and rewarding. There are lots of links to other posts that…
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So, I was wrong.

I’ve got a confession. I was wrong. I don’t think you lot are up to it.The best way to construct a presentation is to construct a story (p1), storyboard that idea and then consider supporting media for that story. Everyone…
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Read these.

33 blog posts, about 80 page views a day and over 6500 total views suggest that some folk are interested in what is being written about here. It is a huge disappointment that there has been no discussion raised yet and actually…
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Hara hachi bu (腹八分)

What is the art of good comedy?Timing.I know it’s an old joke but it’s apposite. The art of a good presentation is also timing. There is no-one, not one single person, who should over run their time slot. I’ll say that again….
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One change for dramatic improvement. (you won’t do it!)

I’m rather hoping that frequent visitors to the blog will have taken to heart some of the important concepts of presentation. Perhaps my deepest insight has been the p3 concept. The success in delivering the message of “the presentation” can be…
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