Make a presentation in 5 steps (3): Define your message

A well defined message is the heart of a good presentation. This post outlines how to formulate a good presentation message. (If you haven’t aleady seen the overview blog-spot for making effective presentations, read this first)   Create a strong message: Link your objective to the audience and create a message with impact that the […]

Make a presentation in 5 steps: Overview

Trainees sometimes ask me: “What is the most efficient way to make a presentation?” Follow these 5 steps and you will know the answer… Objective, Audience, Message, Structure, Content ! Clarify your objective to be sure what you want to achieve Define the audience to be sure you will say the right things in the […]

Make a presentation in 5 steps (2): Know your audience

To make a good presentation, you need to define the audience well. This post outlines what you need to know about the audience and offers some questions to ask to analyse them well. (If you haven’t aleady seen the overview blog-spot for making effective presentations, read this first)   Define the audience: Who am I […]

Make a presentation in 5 steps (1): Objective setting

When you make a presentation, it is important to first clarify your objective. This post outlines different types of presentation objectives and give ideas on how to identify them.. (If you haven’t aleady seen the overview blog-spot for making effective presentations, read this first)   Clarify your objective: Begin with the end in mind to […]

Speaking too fast? Tips for presentation nerves

This blog outlines the simple solutions discussed during training last week for people who need to slow down their speech a little when presenting. Fast speaking is mostly due to stress and as such it often naturally slows down a few minutes into the presentation. If that’s not the case, try some of these solutions: […]

How I introduce myself in Presentation Skills, Commercial Communication and Consultancy training

How should a trainer introduce herself at the beginning of a course? Should she just give her name and company, or detail her experience? Do certain people and cultures expect to know what school she came from, her family name or her special interests? For the training noted above, I prefer not to worry about […]