How to Give Memorable Virtual Presentations

In today’s business world, more and more audiences are going global as companies are working to reach people all over the world.  Technology has made it possible for companies to reach a broader range of customers through webinars, conference calls, and teleconference.  While this innovative technology certainly has its advantages, it also presents a new…

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Why Your Presentation Should Make Your Audience Uncomfortable

Many people approach a presentation with the goal of making the audience as comfortable as possible so they will enjoy the presentation.  Sounds like a great plan, right?  The problem with this kind of logic is that when an audience becomes too comfortable they tend to lose interest and become easily distracted.  What if you…

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Top 3 Things to Do Right Before Your Presentation

You are about to give an important presentation.  With just minutes to go before you begin, your heart is racing, your palms are sweaty, and you are feeling the anxiety beginning to well up inside.  The good news is that this is completely normal.  Even the best presenters admit to having similar feelings moments before…

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Alternatives to using Bullet Points in Your Presentation

Bullet points are often used in presentations as a means for organizing content and creating structure.  The problem is that as great as bullet points are for organizing, they are not the best presentation tool.  Learners and audience members need originality to maintain and sustain focus and too many bullet points can be repetitive and…

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How to Create the Ultimate PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation

If you are told that you are going to have to sit through a PowerPoint presentation, chances are you will be dreading it.  In fact, people have even coined the phrase “Death by PowerPoint” because these types of presentations oftentimes leave attendees bored to tears.  However, what if you could create a PowerPoint that is…

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Top 5 Public Speaking Mistakes Beginners Make

Public speaking is no easy feat, but it can be especially difficult for beginners.  The last thing you want to do is stand on stage and appear as a “newbie.”  Rather, you want to appear confident and earn the respect of your audience.  The truth is, even the most business-savvy and intelligent people can end…

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How to Stop Using Filler Words in Your Presentation

For many professionals, the use of filler words such as “Um,” “Uh,” and “So” can easily be overused if they aren’t consciously aware of them.  These filler words can be especially prevalent during presentations when people are feeling a little more nervous and uneasy.  Using these words once or twice during a meeting is usually…

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3 Free Online Visual Tools to Try

If you are preparing to give a presentation, you are probably wondering how you can capture the attention of your audience.  If you want to keep your audience from nodding off during your slideshow, you should consider adding visual content to your presentation. Visual aids enhance your presentation by engaging the audience, adding emphasis to…

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Prezi vs. PowerPoint- Which Should You Use?

If you are preparing for a presentation, chances are you have put some thought into what visual presentation software you are going to use. Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to Prezi or PowerPoint.  While both have their fair share of pros and cons, it really comes down to your…

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