Category Archive for "Powerpoint Training"

Nervous? Dont calm down, get excited! – How to deliver a powerful presentation

Why getting excited about your presentation will endure you get your message across. Knock em dead, no wake them up and motivate them.   It’s human nature to be anxious We all get nervous before an important presentation and I’m often asked about ways to overcome nervousness before we present. Most try to eliminate the anxiety by calming down but, as research shows, this is the worse possible option. The research, out of Harvard Business School and published in the esteemed…

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How to Become an Influential Presenter

Are you looking to become an influential presenter Not sure where to start? Ok, so you have been asked to do a Presentation in 3 weeks’ time about the results of a recent project you and your team have successfully completed. What’s the FIRST thing you do? Like most people, you would put it aside and not think about it until 3 days before the Presentation. You then panic, open PowerPoint and find whatever slides have been used in the…

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If they don’t “Buy the Why”, they won’t buy your idea.

The Why, the importance of understanding what problem you are solving In his book “Start with Why” Simon Sinnek emphasises that people buy the “why” of a company well before they buy the “what”. It’s the same with presentations. All presentations aim to get people to think/do/feel a certain way, so you need to start with the “why”. By that, I mean you need to spend time outlining the reason “why” what you are about to say, or what you…

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