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How to overcome your fears

You’ve been asked to give a presentation. Although you’re thrilled, on the one hand, you’re also nervous or even frightened.

In this article (link to: writing-skills.com) you can learn how Monica Lewinsky overcame her fears.

The first step – prepare wisely and thoroughly.

Stop using dinosaur words

Are you using old-fashioned words when giving presentations? “Notwithstanding” and “thus” are two. (In German that’s “nichtsdestotrotz”and “auf diese Weise”.) I agree with Scott Schwertly, the author of this article here. The best presentations are the simple ones. They’re easy to understand for everyone. If you’re not convinced, watch this very short video to find outContinue Reading

How to give a humorous talk about nothing

Last week we watched Pat Kelly giving an insightful talk about – nothing! This week we’ve got a video of  Will Stephen giving a humorous talk on how to sound smart without having much or anything to say (link to: YouTube.com). I think you’ll still learn something about giving presentations; mainly about how to use body language (such asContinue Reading

Learn how to talk about nothing

If you’d like to become a thought leader, you’ll love Pat Kelly’s video here (link to: YouTube.com). Okay, really he talks about nothing. But he does it well. You’ll learn how to use your hands when presenting, how to get a standing ovation and how to inspire people. Even if you don’t have anything valuable toContinue Reading

How to grab your audience’s attention

In this short video, Alex Lyon explains how we can grab our audience’s attention by starting a presentation with a fact or a shocking, startling or interesting statistic. I think it’s a great idea!

How to answer those questions at the end of your presentation

I’ve found that lot of people dread the Questions and Answers sessions at the end of their presentations. In this YouTube video, Alex Lyon gives us some tips on how to deal with them effectively.

How to grab your audience’s attention

Alex Lyon gives us some great tips on how to open and close our presentations in this YouTube video here.

Tell your audience a story

What about starting your next presentation with a story? Carl Kwan explains how in this short video clip (link to: presentationexpressions.com).

You matter more than your slides!

In the last workshop I attended some months ago, I learned how to use PowerPoint effectively. Most of us know that PowerPoint slides shouldn’t be full of text. Why? Because the audience stops listening to the presenter and moves on to reading the slides. It’s just impossible to read and to listen at the same time.Continue Reading

How to get your audience’s attention

You can give a professionally looking presentation even if you don’t have much to say. Pat Kelly tell us how in this short video clip. You just need to walk, talk and to do the right gestures. It’s as easy as that!