How to Engage and Hold the Attention of Your Audience without Boring Them

How many times have you found yourself nodding off during a presentation? Why? Because your brain works quickly and once you pass information off as unimportant or uninteresting, you stop paying attention. This is perhaps the greatest challenge for presenters. How can they not only capture the attention of their audience, but also command their…

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How to Write a Business Case for Presentation Training

There is no doubt that businesses need to invest in resources such as tools, equipment, training, and professional development in order to pursue growth. However, these resources come at a cost so organizations need to continually ask themselves, “What projects and training should we invest in? What services should we offer? How can we meet…

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Presentation Training: Why It’s Necessary for Success

Businesses and professional firms often use presentations to inform, educate, motivate, or persuade audiences. They build presentations into sales pitches, training programs, and internal communications in order to reach internal and external audiences. Therefore, it is vital that employees have strong presentation skills. A well-crafted presentation helps to reinforce information, build a company image, persuade…

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The Most Common Presentation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

At some point, most of us have sat through a boring, dull, or confusing presentation. Chances are you were doing everything but listening. You may have been scrolling through your phone, checking an email, making a grocery list, or even nodding off. The fact is, no one enjoys sitting through a bad presentation. That’s why…

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5 Steps to Become an Expert Presenter

  Public speaking isn’t a skill that comes naturally to everyone. Nonetheless, it’s an essential skill to master if you want to advance your career. Learning to capture the attention of an audience and effectively articulating a message can be quite impressive. Like any other skill, presenting is something that can be improved with practice.…

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Why Presentation Skills Matter More Than Ever

Whether you’re a high level executive or an entry-level assistant, developing your presentation skills is one of the best things you can do to climb the corporate ladder. If you have the ability to present your message and convey your thoughts clearly and effectively, you may persuade an important business decision or impact an audience.…

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The Science Behind Presentation Skills

Whether you are a CEO presenting to investors, a sales executive talking to a client, or a manager asking for a budget approval, the fundamental goal of any presentation is the same: to persuade your audience to take action. The ability to convince and persuade an audience is the mark of a successful presenter, but…

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How to Overcome Stage Fright and Make a Great Impression

  Fear of public speaking is one of the most common forms of anxiety in the country. In fact, nearly 22 million Americans admit to having extreme fear of speaking in public. Whether you experience slight nervousness or paralyzing fear, most of us feel some degree of stage fright when asked to speak in front…

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How to Design Presentations That are Visually Appealing and Easy to Follow

Slideshow presentations often receive a bad rap and for good reason. We have all sat through those dull and boring slideshows that are anything but engaging. All too often PowerPoint presentations are cluttered, text heavy, and full of distracting animations and transitions. A PowerPoint presentation is intended to help you make your point by infusing…

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