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The Hidden You

The Hidden You

THE HIDDEN YOU Do you feel you have a message for the world and have this burning desire from deep within you to share it yet balk at the very idea of doing a video clip or writing an article about it? AND YOU KNOW: It is not that you lack inspiration. That you do not...

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How to present with confidence: Engaging the audience

How to present with confidence: Engaging the audience

How to Present with Confidence: Engaging your audience Death to PowerPoint PowerPoint has saved presenters afraid of forgetting what to say ... and it's killed many an audience.  There is nothing more boring than a presenter reading their PowerPoint slides. They could...

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Being original when presenting – works!

Being original when presenting – works!

BEING ORIGINAL WHEN YOU SPEAK IN FRONT OF PEOPLE MEANS.. * using your own words to explain and describe your information instead of the common lingo and phrases that people like to throw around. * telling real live stories that actually happened to you so...

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What all fears of public speaking have in common

What all fears of public speaking have in common

WHAT ALL FEARS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING HAVE IN COMMON Many (if not most) people have a fear of public speaking.  It’s a bit strange when you think of it, because you speak in public all the time.  Don’t you ever have conversations (speak) to groups of...

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Read this before you attend a public speaking course

Read this before you attend a public speaking course

READ THIS BEFORE YOU ATTEND A PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSE When you attend a public speaking course, make sure they’ve got this covered. There are many courses out there.  Based on my own experience of attending some of these and what others tell me, some very...

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How to present with confidence: Getting Attention

How to present with confidence: Getting Attention

How to Present with Confidence: Getting Attention You're the speaker, so you're the centre of attention, right? Wrong. Your audience may well be facing you, but that doesn't mean they are focused on you and what you're saying. How many times have you missed what...

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Why I avoid white boards during presentations

Why I avoid white boards during presentations

THE TREND White boards are popular among presenters, especially for corporate presentations. Here’s why I prefer to avoid them and use a flip-chart instead (also read here why I avoid PowerPoint). DELETING YOUR CONTENT WITH A BRUSH STROKE There is...

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Passion:  One of the 11 Keys to become a Master presenter.

Passion:  One of the 11 Keys to become a Master presenter.

WHY PASSION? I feel this is the most important key to speaking in front of a group of people because without passion whatever you say will lack oomph.  It will have little emotion (like excitement) and be flat with no energy; a presentation like this cannot land well....

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How to present with confidence

How to present with confidence

YOU'VE GOT 7 SECONDS First impressions are made within 7 seconds, so getting people's attention starts before you say a word! The second impression is made by your voice and opening words. This means that the content of your presentation is only the third level of...

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The easiest way to annoy your audience

The easiest way to annoy your audience

I recently did a poll where I asked participants which speaker/presenter behaviours they find most annoying or off-putting. Here's what they said: Talking for long periods of time without a break or engaging the audience. Talking too fast. Using language...

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How to present with confidence:  body language

How to present with confidence: body language

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING WHAT YOUR BODY IS DOING 65% of your impact as a speaker comes from your body language and only 35% from your words. This means that it is very important to know how to use gestures, hand signals, and different body movements as...

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