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Is it Possible to be Over-Prepared for a Presentation?

Preparation is the single most important part of giving a successful presentation. It is absolutely critical and you should devote as much time to it as possible. Adequate preparation will ensure you deliver a carefully planned and well-organized message and you communicate it clearly to your audience. Although preparation is key, you want to be…

Win Over Even the Toughest Audience with These Techniques

You may have envisioned yourself delivering a powerful presentation that leaves the audience laughing, cheering, and standing to applaud you. Then, much to your dismay, you find that the audience doesn’t exactly give you the reaction you had hoped for. Unfortunately, not all audiences exude positive energy and the truth is they will judge you…

These Top 5 Improve Skills May Save Your Presentation

It’s every presenter’s worst nightmare: You have prepared and rehearsed your speech for weeks only to step on stage and feel overcome by stage fright. You blank out and forget your lines and you feel like you are drowning in fear and anxiety. You can avoid this disaster by building and improving your improv skills.…

Keeping Your Cool: How to Stay Focused Under Pressure

Performance anxiety haunts many people and they might avoid public speaking at all costs. What do you do, however, when you are asked to give a presentation at work? Despite your fears of public speaking, there may come a time when you have to present in front of an audience so it’s important to learn…

Knowing if Your Presentation Has Been Successful

If you have ever given a presentation then you know how much time it takes to prepare, practice, and build it. After putting so much time and effort into your presentation, you at least want to feel like the audience enjoyed it. Perhaps you envisioned the audience laughing loudly at your jokes, clapping for your…

Follow Up After Your Presentation

You spent countless hours preparing, practicing, and perfecting your presentation and now that it’s over and the adrenaline has died down, you might be left wondering what to do next. If you want to ensure your presentation stays with your audience long after the applause has ended, then it’s important to consider your follow-up plan.…

Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Too Loud

Communication is essential to spread your mission, create brand awareness, cultivate relationships, and teach new material. The ability to speak well is crucial to connecting with an audience. That’s why it’s important to remember that your voice is one of your most treasured resources. Without it, you couldn’t share your passion and personality with your…

Listen to Feedback You Receive

One of the best things a presenter can do is to ask for feedback from the audience. Not only does it show that you value the audience’s opinion, but it gives you a chance to improve your presentation skills. Although feedback is sometimes feared and avoided, it is actually one of the best gifts you…

Smile and Be Friendly

How do you feel when someone is talking to you with a frown on their face? It can feel alienating and uncomfortable, to say the least. How do you think your audience feels if they are watching you give an entire presentation with a stone-cold look on your face? Perhaps it makes them feel the…