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The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Engaging Presentation

Your goal as a presenter is to not only inform your audience, but also to engage them. No one wants to waste their time sitting through a presentation that is boring and dull, so it’s important to look for ways to really engage your audience so they feel like they are part of your presentation.…

8 Tips to Get More Out of Your Next Training Workshop

One of the best ways to gain new knowledge, learn practical skills, and grow your professional network is by attending a training workshop. However, it takes more than just showing up to really get something out of the course. All too often, people attend workshops only to find that they still feel lost once the…

How to Give a Boring Presentation

Chances are you don’t jump up with excitement when you receive an invitation to a presentation. That’s because more often than not, presentations are more of a snooze fest than an informative and engaging experience. From poor structure and text heavy slides to complicated jargon and a monotone speaking voice, there are several reasons why…

Top PowerPoint Mistakes

PowerPoint presentations can actually be a great way to enhance your presentation. Unfortunately, however, many presenters don’t know how to use this tool effectively. People tend to pack tons of content onto a handful of slides, stand in front of the audience, and read it to them. This is commonly referred to as “death by…

Design Tips for an Eye-Catching Presentation

Presentation slideshows often get a bad rap and for good reason. All too often, presenters throw tons of data onto slides and read it verbatim to their audience. These long-winded speakers and terrible slides completely undermine the point of using visuals in a presentation. Visual aids can be a fantastic way to enhance your presentation,…

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

The fear of public speaking, also known as glossophobia, is the single most common fear. In fact, approximately 75% of people share this same fear. The thought of speaking in front of a crowd might make you experience a range of symptoms from sweaty palms and a racing heart to heavy breathing and difficulty swallowing.…

Do’s and Don’ts of Presentations

Giving a presentation can be very stressful. Not only does it require hours of preparation and rehearsing, but you also have to overcome the fear that comes along with speaking in public. There are so many different components to keep in mind when preparing a presentation, such as interesting content, a strong opener, effective body…