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Pre-Presentation: What to Provide Participants with in Advance

Pre-Presentation: What to Provide Participants with in Advance One of the most critical components in delivering a successful presentation is engaging the audience.  Many presenters spend a great deal of time focusing on how they engage audience members during the presentation, but engagement actually begins before the presentation even starts.  Presenters should take the time…

Tailor Your Look to the Presentation

Tailor Your Look to the Presentation You only have one shot to make a good first impression and an audience’s first impression happens before you ever open your mouth.  The moment you take the stage the audience will take notice of what you are wearing. Whether we like it or not, appearance can heavily influence…

Using Social Media to Connect with Presentation Audiences

Using Social Media to Connect with Presentation Audiences Many presenters fear that as they are talking the entire audience is going to be ignoring them and staring down at their phones.  This is understandable, given that presenters put a lot of time and hard work into creating their presentation. The trick to solving this problem…

Promotion in Advance: Photo, Flyer, Brochure

Promotion in Advance: Photo, Flyer, Brochure You have spent countless hours preparing your presentation, from outlining and mapping out what you are going to say to putting together an engaging slideshow.  Now you need to ensure that you have a full audience to hear it. Promoting your presentation in advance is an important component of…

Formal vs. Informal Presentation Style

Formal vs. Informal Presentation Style Presentations are a necessary part of business and there will be times when you will be asked to present about a topic.  Sometimes you are given time to prepare a structured presentation and other times you might be asked to give an impromptu presentation with little or no time to…

How Long Should Your Presentation Be?

How Long Should Your Presentation Be? You have just been asked to put together a presentation for your colleagues.  You begin preparing your presentation material when you are suddenly faced with an important question: How long should your presentation be?  You want to make sure you include all of the pertinent information but you don’t…

When to Schedule Part II or the Sequel

When to Schedule Part II or the Sequel Presentations aren’t always a “one and done” scenario.  Oftentimes, a topic might be so broad or so complex that it takes more than one presentation to cover all of the material.  This means presenters will need to figure out how to time it right so Part I…

Print Handouts or Digital Data?

Print Handouts or Digital Data? As if standing up in front of an audience and delivering a presentation weren’t difficult enough, now you are faced with another dilemma…to use or not to use handouts.  Many speakers choose to use handouts to supplement their presentation but are they always necessary? Is it enough to simply rely…

Pre-Presentation Setup- Meeting the Audience

Pre-Presentation Setup- Meeting the Audience Contrary to popular belief, your presentation doesn’t have to start the moment you begin speaking.  Your presentation can actually begin long before you take the stage. Thanks to technology, there are plenty of ways to get your audience excited long before you ever walk up to the podium.  You can…