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- Help! I am giving a presentation soon, what should I do?
I have recieved that question many times, and even if my warmest recommendation would be that you participate in training/course in presentation skills you don't have a lot of time and need to make the best of the situation. Based on this, I've put together my top 6 tips of what you need to think about regarding your presentation techique, your presentation and what you should think about doing to avoid the infamous state "Death By PowerPoint".
- Would you also want to be Limitless?
Yesterday, I saw the film Limitless with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. A film that says that we as human beings, by taking a pill can expand our brain capacity to the limit; that we will be limitless in our abilities. But who needs a pill? Okay, we will not be able to create such a huge contrast as in the film but I, you and us can all by relatively simple means give our brains the conditions to be almost limitless. Want to be limitless? Join us…
- Good anecdotes
- A complete article about presentation skills
Humans are for the most part in a rush. We have produced this artice for those of you who are in a hurry at this moment, and want to read a brief article about the most important steps you should consider before your next presentation...
- Review of remote controls
Having to be chained to your computer in order to step forward or back in PowerPoint has since long been a distant memory. And just as obligatory as the Projector is for your presentation, just as mandatory should the remote be. Without it you risk becoming passive and thus reduce the main communication channel in you, your body language.
- Split screen in PowerPoint 97,2000,2003
That the presenter could have split screen in PowerPoint is not good, it is absolutely necessary and brilliant. You can on your laptop see your notes, and what your future and the next slides are. At the same time you are featuring the real presentation of the big screen. Here's a quick guide on how to configure two monitors.
- The power of the metaphor
The most widely used grip within all the rhetorical diversity is the metaphor. For thousands of years it has appeared in books, writings and speeches. Now we see it every other day even in advertising and headlines (stock exchange crash, the IT bubble, Faith Shock).
- The background - A simple way to success
A very simple, but all too often forgotten trick to spice up your presentation skills is to build up the expectations for what you're about to say. It is called the background and is a fundamental building block of all presentation skills, whether it's about books, movies or presentations.
- Selling Presentation Skills
Presentations are a multifaceted story in which the construction and performance are undoubtedly crucial to the outcome. In this article I go through what you should think about in your presentation skills, and not about your refined sales techniques, that is a chapter of its own.
- Get yourself a presentation policy
Are presentations important? In my own unscientific survey based on nearly ten years of experience in presentation skills, there is none or at least very few people who would answer no to that question. And surely, quality is important, ant that's why we have processes for it, and sure, the environment is important...
- PowerPoint and creative charts
In our world there are most of the time only three types of charts that are circulating. Bar, line and pie charts. Is it any wonder that we are getting tired? No, not really. But there is hope. Here are some examples of creative chart. You can also download them in a PowerPoint file
- PowerPoint and Psychology
Building a good PowerPoint is about completely removing all barriers a recipient may face. The rule is, that the fewer barriers, the longer concentration spans and higher motivation. The riddle is just to define what the barriers are to the receiver, which is not the easiest task when unfortunately the research on PowerPoint is rather sparse. Instead, we turn to research on classical MMI and to websites to see what we can learn from them.
- PowerPoint and graphs
A graph is a really clever invention. Whatever the form of a graph's chart, it should be the only clear way to present complex information, heavy numbers and statistics. Another advantage is that well-built graph's actually fit most receivers, while simple, hard and cold numbers only fit a few. Here are four examples of good use of graph's.
- What is presentation technique to me?
What exactly is presentation technique? The vast majority of us is ignoring the word "technique" in Presentation Technique and replaces it with the much preferred word "talent". But in my opinion, the words Presentation Talent has no justification whatsoever.
- The checklist from my book - Framgångsrik Presentationsteknik (Successful Presentation Skills)
In my book "Framgångsrik Presentationsteknik" (Successful Presentation Skills) I have in the last chapter included a variety of checklists. It is the same checklists you can find in this PDF document. Feel free to copy and use the information in the PDF file however you wish.
- Body Language, Part 1
In our communication with other people, we have two ways to interpret the information. The first is the verbal signals and what the person is saying to us. The second is the non-verbal signals, i.e., body language, voice, facial expressions and gestures.
- Body Language Part 2
In Body Language Part 1 we primarily looked at what body language you should pay attention to and experience in the group you are going to be presenting to. How is your own body language, how should it look like?
- PowerPoint - Picture Examples, Part 2
There are thousands of ways to shape a presentation in PowerPoint on. Out of these, 95% are poor and 5% are good. In my opinion, PowerPoint should act as a support for the recipients. Here are eight examples of great symbolic use of Powerpoint.
- Maybe Neanderthal's were speakers
The DNA test shows that Neanderthal's had the same changes in the so-called FOXP2 gene as the modern man, Homo sapiens. That gene has a critical role in speech and since anthropologists previously claimed ...
- The art of educating
There are many different types of presentations, some are more complicated to implement than others. Educational programs belong to that category. The courses may not be difficult to implement but it is difficult from this perspective and that is that the recipients actually, unlike in many other presentations, have to comprehend what you are saying so well that they can memorize it and use it in the future.
- The pause - What power it possesses
For starters, you may want to know that there are two kinds of pauses. The first is the natural pause. You use it to point out any sentences and paragraphs in your presentation that is finished. It also prevents you from...
- Organize your introduction
- Examples of good and bad PowerPoint
- Use PowerPoint correctly - this is how to do it
Is PowerPoint the biggest nuisance that ever hit presentation technology, or is it actually good? The question is raised often, quite often. A heated debate is usually followed about the pros and cons of PowerPoint, which eventually results in that nothing has been agreed to, and that everything returns to the way it was.
- Effective communication
You are the transmitter and in front of you, you have one or more receivers. You stand at the podium and you know what you are going to send out. If communications had been easy you would have been able to just open your mouth to start to talk. What you would have said would automatically be perceived the same way, with the same meaning, commitment and sense by the recipients.
- The powerful in the simple
We speak to be understood said Robert Greenleaf once upon a time - many of these attempts are being thwarted because we say too much. There are thousands of examples, and each day we read about them or feel them. The amount of information that we collect today is slightly improbable...
- Top 8 tips for when you lose the thread
Losing the thread is quite natural. It can be explained as a natural consequence from the effect of experiencing a high dose of nervousness, or that your brain starts to work faster than you talk and thus get tired of thinking in the pace you had hoped for.
- The biggest pitfalls for a presenter
Have you ever heard of a presenter who wants to fail? Probably not. Everyone wants to succeed but for one reason or another the outcome is not quite what you expected. The main reasons that they "fail" is
- Become a better listener - Listening Steps
As a presenter, it is extremely important that you show consideration and respect for your audience. It does not matter if you are in a dialogue with someone, sitting in a meeting or holding a presentation - by not listening, or if you not clearly showing that you are listening is the single worst feature a presenter can have.
- A good start to the presentation
Of all the things you need to do, all you have to prepare and all you want to practice, be sure to spend time to get a really good start. The introduction is the presentation's main component, and that is for two reasons.