5 Essential Components for an Extraordinary Presentation

What makes a presentation extraordinary?  It helps if you are a strong, confident speaker but there are also important elements that can go a long way toward delivering a compelling presentation.  These elements can turn even the most mundane topics into interesting, memorable presentations. Clear Structure Think about the last you cooked a delicious meal. …

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3 Ways to Use Nervous Energy to Your Advantage

If you have ever given a presentation then you have probably experienced that moment right before you take the stage when your heart feels like it is pounding out of your chest.  You can feel the anticipation building as your muscles tense up and your breathing becomes heavy.  All of this nervous energy is due…

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Adding Your Personality to Your Presentation

Personality is what separates good speakers from great ones.  All too often we have sat through presentations that seemed stiff and unnatural.  We likely got distracted right from the start and failed to actually comprehend much of what the speaker actually said.  If you want to make your presentation more engaging and interesting for your…

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How to Find Your Place in Group Presentations

Group presentations come with their own set of challenges.  They need to have the same cohesive flow as an individual presentation, but several different people are being asked to agree on what to say and how to say it.  Many group presentations fail because people get the mindset that “as long as my part is…

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Where Do I Even Begin in Preparation for a Presentation?

Preparing for a presentation can be an overwhelming experience.  However, the key to a great presentation is preparation.  It doesn’t matter if you are shy and introverted or outgoing and beaming with confidence- if you don’t prepare properly for your presentation you are not going to connect with your audience.  The following tips and strategies…

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Presentation Preparation- The Most Important Step for Success

If you decide to walk into your presentation venue ten minutes prior to its start and just “wing it,” you are probably setting yourself up for failure.  Preparation is the single most important part of delivering a successful presentation.  It is the foundation to your entire presentation so you should dedicate ample time to preparing. …

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How to Portray Confidence During a Presentation

Giving a presentation is something most people don’t get overly excited about it.  In fact, it usually makes people feel anxious and uncomfortable.  It can be especially nerve-racking to get up in front of a board of directors or potential clients.  Chances are these audiences know a lot about what you are talking about so…

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How to Keep Your Presentation Unique and Creative

Anyone who has ever attended a presentation has experienced that lackluster presenter who left you counting down the minutes until you could finally escape.  In fact, most people attend a presentation with the expectation that it will be boring.  Why not be the presenter who blows their minds and leaves everyone saying “wow!”  If you…

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Ways to Stay Organized Throughout Your Presentation

Whether you are giving a formal presentation in front of a large auditorium or you are called to speak at your next board meeting, you should always aim for a clear, well-structured delivery.  This means you should know exactly what you are going to say and the order in which you will say it.  Having…

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Why Presentation Skills Are the Most Important Skill Set to Have

Employers looking to fill a position look for specific skills and qualities that will help to maintain an efficient, professional, and productive workplace.  Whether you are interviewing for a brand new company or looking to get that promotion at work, it is important that you possess some of these significant employee skills.  Among these skills…

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