How to Use Social Media in Your Presentations

Each day there are thousands of presentations being heard across the country, but how many of those are actually invigorating and capture the attention of their audience?  The harsh reality is that most audience members would agree that they are zoned out during many presentations.  This begs the question: How do we transform people from…

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Try These Breathing Exercises Before Speaking at Your Next Event

It is familiar for someone to tell you before you walk on stage to “take a deep breath.”  Whenever you get nervous before a presentation you are told to breathe, and for good reason!  Simple breathing exercises can calm the body and help you relax before stepping on stage.  Controlled breathing keeps you mind and…

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How to Handle a Difficult Audience

Giving a presentation can be stressful enough without having to deal with a difficult audience.  That said if you are a speaker who does not have the support of your audience, you are probably willing to do whatever it takes to win them over.  While it is your opportunity to showcase your skills, you might…

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3 Presentation Skills You Can Learn From Your Local Weatherman

It seems easy enough to be a weatherman.  You simply stand in front of a green screen and read from a script, right?  Wrong!  The truth is it takes exceptional presentation skills to be a successful meteorologist.  It is one thing to be able to refer to fancy maps and graphs, but it takes a…

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The Best Ways to Present Complex Material

Giving a presentation can be difficult enough, but presenting complex material can make for a quite a challenge.  It is difficult enough getting people to listen to basic information, much less trying to impart complex concepts.  So how do you present complicated information in a way that anyone can understand?  There are a few important…

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Outfit Guide: What to Wear to Present

Have you ever walked into a restaurant, hotel, or store and noticed the displays, lighting, and décor? You are more inclined to select the places that look better. As humans, we think with our eyes before we think with our brains.  Visual information has a huge impact on us, so when it comes to winning…

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Presenting Under Pressure: The Best Way to Wing It

Imagine you are sitting in a meeting, just listening and taking notes, when all of a sudden your boss calls on you to present to the group. You are completely caught off guard and you feel the pressure mounting as you walk up to the front of the room. How can you possible give a…

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The Only Pre-Presentation Checklist You Will Need

Preparation is the single most important part of giving a successful presentation.  This is a crucial element so you should dedicate plenty of time to planning.  Not only will good planning help you to execute a flawless presentation, but it will boost your confidence.  The stress of preparing the presentation coupled with pre-presentation jitters can…

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Why You Should Ask Questions When Giving An Executive Presentation

Executives are one of the toughest audiences you will face as a presenter. Aside from angling your own nerves, executives can often come across as very impatient because their work schedule is jam packed and they are having to spend time listening to a presentation. They are also on a time crunch because they have to make big…

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Presentation Skills & Eye Contact Build Connection

Have you ever met someone who fails to look you in the eye when they speak?  What do you think of their presentation skills? Worse, have you attended an important presentation but found the speaker looked away from their audience?  Making eye contact during public speaking is an important, even foundational, aspect of presentation skills.…

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