Random things to do when presenting

..list created by trainees recently


  • Modulate your voice VISA
  • Share eye contact
  • Deliberate gesticulation, not waving hands around for nothing
  • Deliberate walking around; not hot-flooring
  • Introduction with message and/or agenda
  • Power position
  • Strong positive words
  • No fidgeting
  • Avoid long phrases and lots of details
  • Only say useful things!
  • Finish with the key message, like the diamond structure says
  • Use humour and be light-hearted where possible
  • Enthusiasm
  • Smile!
  • Stay and look calm
  • Use visual supports
  • Build up imagery step-by-step when necessary
  • After interruptions, rewind and replay
  • Only do 1 thing at a time


Published by Dan Steer

Wandering corporate trainer, learning and development consultant, conference speaker and professional El-Magico. I help people get better at stuff by creating and facilitating Infinite Learning © opportunities. The world would be a better place if everyone was doing what he loved and doing it well. I am working to bring out the "El Magico" in everybody. Training in presentation and communication skills, leadership, social media for learning and marketing, learning and development management + personal effectiveness.

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