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Asking for Feedback After Your Presentation

It’s always a good idea to ask for audience feedback after a presentation. Constructive feedback is necessary if you want to improve yourself and your presentation skills. This is your chance to figure out where you shine and where there is room for improvement. Even the greatest leaders understand the value of feedback and how…

Always Have Something for Audiences to Hold in Their Hands

Keeping your audience’s attention during a presentation is more difficult that one might realize. This is especially true, given that today’s audiences have phones, laptops, e-readers, and other electronic devices at the ready. As soon as the presentation begins, the presenter must already begin competing with these electronics in order to gain the audience’s attention.…

What They Don’t Tell You About Presentations

The ability to present well is a crucial skill for business professionals. Understanding how to captivate an audience in order to deliver a persuasive message can help you land a new job, hit your sales targets, influence decision-makers, or get you that promotion you have been working towards. As a result, there is a lot…

Preparing Everything You Need Before Starting

Preparation is the single most important component of any presentation. Adequate preparation ensures you will deliver a thoughtful, compelling, and concise presentation. There are several things you will need to prepare before your big presentation and as your nerves begin to take over, it can be difficult to remember everything you will need. So, before…

Your Presentation Checklist

Having the ability to effectively design and deliver a dynamic presentation will propel you ahead in the business world. Employees who can present successfully are highly valuable and can see better opportunities for career advancement. While there is no denying the value in giving a great presentation, actually doing it can be a different story.…

When It’s Okay to Veer Away from Your Script

Most people spend hours preparing their presentation and planning everything they are going to say down to the very last detail. That’s because most people dread the idea of public speaking and a script gives them a sense of security. While a script can be an important tool for remembering important information, there are times…

How Long Should Your Presentation Be If There is No Set Limit

There is a great deal of debate over how long presentations should be. We have probably heard that “shorter is better” but this isn’t necessarily true. A five-minute presentation could bore you to tears if the speaker isn’t interesting just as a two-hour presentation can leave audiences wanting more if the speaker is engaging. The…

Should You Allow Questions During Your Presentation

Whenever you are giving a presentation it should be expected that you will receive questions from the audience. Questions are an integral part of any presentation and they should be. Not only are questions a good sign that your audience has been paying attention, but they also give the audience an opportunity to raise issues…

Extra Material for Audience is Usually Needed

When you are delivering a presentation, you need research to back up your claims. Your audience is not going to accept everything as fact just because you said it. Rather, they need to see various types of evidence to support your claims. That’s where supporting materials come in to play. The purpose of supporting materials…

What Type of Presentation Fits My Needs Best

We have all heard our fair share of presentations. After all, a presentation is simply the transfer of information between two or more people. This means work meetings, sales pitches, school speeches, and church sermons are all classified as presentations.  However, the delivery of a church sermon will differ greatly from that of a CEO.…