Four Tips to Fight Presentation Fatigue

You are a seasoned presenter and your job involves giving presentations and seminars throughout the day. Your job is to engage audiences and infuse an invigorating message to as many people as possible. You start out great first thing in the morning and you sustain your energy throughout your midday presentation. However, that late afternoon…

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Handling Hecklers and Using it to Your Advantage

You’ve planned and prepared for your presentation for weeks. You have rehearsed what you’re going to say and you have put a great deal of thought into how you can make your presentation an enjoyable and engaging experience for your audience. You arrive early, greet guests, and finally take the stage when it’s time for…

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When Technology Fails You Improv Can Save You

It’s every presenter’s worst nightmare…you step on stage to begin your presentation when you realize that your computer is not working due to technical difficulties. While technology is certainly an incredible means for enhancing a presentation, we have to accept the reality that technology is not fool-proof. Therefore, when organizing your presentation it’s important to…

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Effective Methods for Getting Useful Feedback

It has been said that communication without feedback is meaningless. While it might not always be easy to take criticism, it is necessary if you want to be a better presenter. Audience feedback is an important tool for understanding what you did well and where you need to improve. Feedback plays a critical role in…

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The Importance of Knowing Your Venue Before Your Presentation

It goes without saying that preparation is an essential part of delivering a powerful presentation but preparation goes beyond creating thoughtful content and rehearsing your speech. Another very important part of preparing for a big presentation is familiarizing yourself with the room where you will be speaking. Avoid surprises by checking out the venue ahead…

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Is Your Body Language Diluting Your Message?

More than 50% of communication involves your body language and that staggering statistic means that your body language plays a key role in how your audience perceives you. Things like gestures, facial expressions, and mannerisms can have an immense effect when interacting with an individual or a crowd. From pitches to board meetings, you have…

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Top Ten Relaxation Techniques for Presenters

For most of us, presenting is not a natural activity so our nerves tend to be heightened before a presentation. This can make presenters anxious and frazzled and can affect their ability to present well. While it’s impossible to get rid of these nerves entirely, there are things you can do to minimize stress and…

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How to Connect by Using Audience Participation

If you want to deliver a successful presentation,  it’s important to build a rapport with your audience and find ways to connect with them. One way to do this is by involving them in the delivery of your talk. When audiences simply sit and listen for a length of time, it can be easy for…

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Effective Ways to Communicate with a Diverse Group

Many of today’s businesses are growing increasingly diverse as the professional demographics continue to shift. This diversity brings with it many great benefits such as incorporating new and different ideas as well as opportunities to reach clients across the globe. That said, this diversity also comes with an increased risk of miscommunication. Presentations play a…

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