Articles on ‘Presentation Delivery’
A good delivery of your presentation can give you a certain uniqueness and extra edge.
The audience will make judgements about you even before you start to speak. They will do this by way you come across and how you look. They will continue to form opinions about you by the way you speak.
So the way in which you use your own personal resources is going to have a large impact on the way your audience receives you. Read more »
The ability to Engage with the presentation audience is a key skill that many presenters simply don’t possess. You might have a great presentation ready to deliver but if you cant really connect with the audience – engage with them – then you are unlikely to have a successful outcome.
But how do you engage with the audience? And is it a skill that can be developed? Read more »
When you stand up to present you need to sound confident and in control from the very beginning. Your words need to be spoken clearly and they also need to be heard by the audience at the back of the room. And if your presentation is taking place in a room bigger than about ten square metres then its no use just using your normal conversational voice – you need to raise your game and project your voice to some extent.
Unfortunately however, at the start of a presentation, nerves can often be at their strongest and this can leave you rushing your words, speaking at a relative whisper or even being tongue tied. Learning some simple voice exercises however, can help you get overcome these obstacles. Read more »
I happened to be watching Sky News this lunchtime – taking a break from my more normal working routine.
What caught my attention though wasn’t the normally slick presentation that you come to expect from most of the Sky presenters.
It was the fact that I just couldnt make out what the Business Presenter was saying! I’m quite interested in the Business News after all – especially given our livelihood is very much dependent on how quickly we can all drag ourselves and the country out of this recession! Read more »
You know, I’ve seen some terrible PowerPoint presentions in my time. You’ve probably seen lots of poor presentations as well – in fact the vast majority of business people probably have.
So why is it that with so much experience of bad PowerPoint presentations so many people still present as if they are there simply to run through someone elses badly composed PowerPoint slides?
Might it be that having seen so many bad presentations, many just think that these “terrible presentations” are simply a fact of business life and something that presenters are expected to produce and the rest of us endure!
Anyway, I dont have all the answers and it’s now late on Friday night – it’s been a long week … so a more light hearted look at PowerPoint is called for.
How often have you switched off (even for a few seconds) when attending yet another PowerPoint Presentation at work?
Our experience is that this probably happens more than 9 times out of 10.
So that’s about 90% of PowerPoint presentations where the lack of PowerPoint presentation skills actually undermines the very presentations PowerPoint is supposed to enhance.
So why do people continue down this road to presentation anesthesia? And can we divert at least some of them to a more enlightened, creative approach? Read more »
You’ve probably heard the phrase “death by Powerpoint” used lots of times at work. There’s no great secret to how to achieve that. In fact we’ve probably all witnessed it many times in the past!
But why not look on the brighter side of life with Powerpoint?
Don McMillan is a great exponent of the funnier side of Powerpoint and his latest video (below) is absolute proof that there is definitely Life after Death By Powerpoint!