Using my voice well in a presentation

Your voice is more important than you probably realise. It is unique. It will bring your presentation alive, or not! It may well make the difference between an ordinary presentation and an outstanding one. Just think of the radio presenters that you listen t and how different their voices are. How easily you recognise them […]

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How should I involve my audience?

Mostly, audiences love to be involved in a presentation. It engages their brains in a different way than just listening to a speaker. There are lots of ways of engaging the audience. You might ask them a question and then take their responses. Maybe you could write up their responses on a flip chart or a […]

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How should I close my presentation?

Closing your presentation is perhaps the most important part of the presentation. And actually the easiest. Most important because it will contain either an idea or an action that you want the audience to consider or to act upon. And you will want them to remember it or act upon it. Easiest because you’ll have already introduced the […]

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Should I use humour in my presentation?

I am often asked: “Should I use humour in my presentation?” Usually the answer is yes. Unless it’s a very serious subject, or you’re unsure of how your audience might react to your humour. But we’re speaking of the humour that comes from situations and life – preferably your life. Not jokes. The problem with jokes is […]

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Using props and exhibits to make your presentation more memorable

One of our clients is a major business creating and marketing household products. They have a wonderful array of products in colourful and interesting packaging. Sometimes they will present these as photo inserts in PowerPoint. However, when they present using the product itself both the presenter and the presentation comes alive. It becomes interesting and […]

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