Get Your Audience’s Attention By Bragging, Just Don’t Be A Jerk About It

As a speaker, we have an obligation when we are starting our speech to find a way to use the importance of public speaking to capture our audience’s attention. What we need to do is to convince them that what we are about to tell them is actually important enough for them to spend the … Read moreGet Your Audience’s Attention By Bragging, Just Don’t Be A Jerk About It

Why A Bit Of Surprise Is Just What Your Next Business Presentation Needs

Sigh. It’s time for you to give yet another business presentation. I’m not excited to hear you give it and I’d be willing to bet that despite the importance of public speaking you are not excited to give it. Hmm, this sorta looks like we are headed for a disaster. There has got to be … Read moreWhy A Bit Of Surprise Is Just What Your Next Business Presentation Needs

Personal Information: How Much Should A Presenter Reveal?

  Have you ever sat through a dry an boring speech? Of course you have, we all have. Did you spend any time trying to figure out why the speech was so dry? I’m going to bet that at least one of the reasons is that the speaker didn’t connect with the presenter – the … Read morePersonal Information: How Much Should A Presenter Reveal?

Why Don’t You Act Like A Presenter During Your Presentation?

Previously we had discussed the fact that any presentation that you give is really sort of like a one person show – if you know how to act, then you’ll be more effective. The challenge, of course, is that very few of us have been trained to be an actor. Additionally, we tend to think … Read moreWhy Don’t You Act Like A Presenter During Your Presentation?

How To Make A Technical Presentation Riveting

So who among us ever really looks forward to sitting through a technical presentation? Collectively we’ve all sat through so many of these things that we almost defensively shut down before the speaker even has a chance to get started. So when it’s our turn to talk about things that contain lots of financial details, … Read moreHow To Make A Technical Presentation Riveting