Category Archive for "Training"

How can this image change the way you present?

Lots of people know what they should do. They know what they should do to lose weight, they know what they should do to retire comfortably or that know that they should give up smoking…and I sure they know what they should do to do that. In fact, on a day to day basis, whether personal or business, none of us seems to be short of knowledge about what we should do, so why can some people do these things and…

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Always make it worth your audience’s time

November 30, 2015

I gave a “TedX” style presentation entitled “Presenting to Investors” at an Australiasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) conference last week.  I was the fourth, and last, speaker of the group and the only one who didn’t do a 15 minute advertisement for my company or product. Surprisingly, some of the speakers were not as effective as they could have been, because: They read their speech.  I believe at this level you either need to do more practice, get some training, or give the…

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English as a second language

I often present to audiences with English as their second language, and a recent discussion with a client about to do the same reminded me of the pitfalls for the unwary. So, some tips:   If in doubt, find out. If you suspect you may be presenting to a mixed audience, contact the organiser and ask. With such a multicultural world it’s not unusual to have a variety of non-English speakers (or as a second language) in the audience. The…

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