A few of my favourite posts for today’s new visitors

If you’ve just read Juana Lloren’s “Inside L+D” emailing to the ASTD Learning and Development Community, thank you for clicking on my name. Wondering why she says I’m a “just a really good writer” (me too!)? Or interested to see a little more about from that wide variety of L+D posts? Have a look around […]

Consultancy competences

In a recent training delivered by one of my colleagues, new joiners in one of the world’s leading consultancy companies got together to create a list of competences required to be a good consultant. Here is what they said:   You have to know some things… ..technology solutions ..how people work & listen ..how to […]

The Best Prezi Tips I Found Today

33 tips for Prezi users to improve their Prezi presentation. Including structure, movement, paths, backgrounds, rotated-text, quality screenshots, images, keyboard shortcuts, using YouTube, adding music and step-sounds, embedding in WordPress … Over the last few months, I have been browsing around for cool prezi tips . This post lists all my favourites. Please share! Given […]

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 […]

Answer 3 questions to convince your audience

When presenting for an audience, selling something or even just talking to another person, you need to answer 3 key questions. If you don’t, you will not get the attention or result you want.   In “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs” @carminegallo notes one of these questions and says that its the only one […]

What can you learn from Dora-the-Explorer about presenting?

If you’ve ever had the “pleasure” of watching Dora-the-Explorer you have already seen at least 10 times what makes Dora a great presenter… … is it the annoying girl voice? The overly bright clothing?   No: Dora does a great job of TRANSITIONS … have a look at this short film and you’ll see what […]

Prezi: How to Build Effective Presentations

My 1st Prezi effort – love this tool!

Storytelling increases recall

I received this email yesterday, spontaneously, from a Presentation Skills training participant. We had discussed the power of storytelling, including how it increases recall… For more on this topic, follow this link   Dan,   I couldn’t find your business card straight away for your email address so I picked this one up at your […]

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 […]