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10 Big Presenting Mistakes to Avoid

10 big presentation mistakes to avoid if you want to nail your next presentation We've all been to those presentations.  The ones where we stare in horror at the presenter who lacks any presenting skill or worse, the presenter who just doesn't know how to behave appropriately from the platform, boardroom or training room floor. Yes, that same presenter who has been hired to inspire, educate or…

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Does your audience remember your presentation? The primacy and recency effect.

A quick and easy tip to help you plan your next presentation. The most critical parts of your presentation are your opening and closing. Apart from your presentation opening needing to grab the attention of the audience right from the start, you need to ensure your critical key messages are communicated at the beginning of your presentation or very close to…

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The Pros and Cons of Training and Presenting

The results are in from the Great Training and Speaking Debate I am a little bit obsessed with quality training and presenting. For the past 30 years I have been helping trainers and presenters to step up, step out and share their expertise through a variety of different modalities. It is my belief that you owe it to your participants,…

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Presentation Skills – Executive Speaking – Yes it’s Scientific

[caption id="attachment_1291" align="alignright" width="300"] Presenting is scientific as well as art and science[/caption] Presentation Skills - Executive Speaking - Yes it's Scientific Do you want to get the boardroom addicted to your story? How about your staff or your clients? Thanks to the latest findings in Neuroscience we now know what brain chemicals make us stop and pay attention. So,…

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It’s time you ‘Spiced It Up’

Spice up your Presentation Skills How many boring meetings, boardroom pitches or training sessions have you been to? I am sure you are running out of fingers on your hands to count by now. It’s very easy to ‘Spice It Up’. I am amazed that people still go into meetings, pitches or training unprepared or with little or no skills in this…

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Train The Trainer - Spice Up Your Training and Meetings Boardroom