Everything Is Better When You Do It As A Group!

Group presentations require a different type of speech preparation

By now I’m pretty sure that most of us are somewhat comfortable with the concept of giving a speech by ourselves. Yes, it can be a very nerve racking thing to do, but over time we get used to the process of understanding the importance of public speaking and accepting the opportunity, creating a speech, … Read moreEverything Is Better When You Do It As A Group!

Apps For Speakers: Which Ones Are Best For You?

Welcome to the 21st Century! Even as we enter into what appears to be an almost all-digital age, it turns out that the art of being able to give a speech to an audience is still in high demand and people still appreciate the importance of public speaking. What we need to learn how to … Read moreApps For Speakers: Which Ones Are Best For You?

A Different Way To Do Presentations: Prezi

Every presentation that we give is an opportunity for us to use the importance of public speaking tocapture our audience’s imagination and get them to believe in whatever we are telling them about. However, making this happen seems to becoming harder and harder. I’m not sure why, but the arrival of cell phones with big … Read moreA Different Way To Do Presentations: Prezi

How To Use Slides During A Presentation

Pick up just about any book that you find at the store about how to become a better speaker and you’ll probably find a chapter (or two!) that talk about the dangers of using PowerPoint or Keynote slides as a part of your next speech. I agree that there are a lot of different things … Read moreHow To Use Slides During A Presentation

6 Tips For Making PowerPoint Work With Your Next Speech, Not Against It

How many times have you been asked to give a speech and the way that you got ready for it was to sit down and create a whole bunch of PowerPoint (or Keynote) slides? Yep, I’ve done the same thing. Hopefully we all know that a speech is really so much more than just a … Read more6 Tips For Making PowerPoint Work With Your Next Speech, Not Against It

Stop! Public Speakers Need To Step Away From The PowerPoint…

When somebody asks you to give a speech do you start thinking about the PowerPoint (or Keynote for you Mac users) slides that you’ll have to create? Do you ask the person how long the speech needs to be just in order to determine how many slides that you’ll need to make? Stop! Maybe it’s … Read moreStop! Public Speakers Need To Step Away From The PowerPoint…

Speaking Power: How To Get It, How To Use It

If you really want to connect with your audience and make an impact in their lives, then you’re going to have to discover out how to speak with power. The trick is that power is a tricky thing – you can’t touch it, you can’t buy it, you’ve got to find it and hold on … Read moreSpeaking Power: How To Get It, How To Use It

PowerPoint Tricks: Banish Boring, Invite Fun

I would like to be allowed to see more PowerPoint slides. Ok, not really. In fact I could probably live the rest of my life without seeing another PowerPoint slide – I think that I’ve seen my limit! Since I probably can’t avoid seeing more slides, then perhaps at least we can talk about what … Read morePowerPoint Tricks: Banish Boring, Invite Fun

A Presenter’s Greatest Threat: Self-Sabotage!

A few years back I found myself in a situation where I had allowed myself to get roped into delivering a presentation to a university class. I was going to be talking about what I had learned during my IT career – a somewhat painful and introspective topic. My excitement level was at zero. I … Read moreA Presenter’s Greatest Threat: Self-Sabotage!

Tools To Help Visualize Your Next Presentation

We would all like our next presentation to be our best. However, when we’ve got lots and lots of data to present, we can all too easily overwhelm our audience. What’s a presenter to do? It turns out that the good folks over at IBM have come up with a way to help us out … Read moreTools To Help Visualize Your Next Presentation