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Archive for the ‘public speaking’ Category

Top 5 tips for presenting with slides

Posted by Doron Davidson

It may not be an offence punishable by imprisonment (yet!), but causing death by PowerPoint is something many might still consider a crime so, to help you avoid some of the classic presentation pitfalls, we’d like share some key ideas and our top 5 tips for presenting with slides.

At some point you may well have sat through a presentation that has felt more like an information dump than an opportunity to take away something new, interesting or useful. And at the end of it, you’re left wondering – could this have been a PDF, instead?

It’s also noticeable when a presenter is using a slide presentation as a crutch or relying on it to deflect the audience’s attention from themselves.

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Presenting for Technical Specialists – 3 top tips

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

Data doesn’t have to be boring!

When we run our Presentation Skills training courses one of the things we hear quite often is that these creative techniques are all very well, but there is serious information to be presented and you can’t use a pretty picture instead.

And that is absolutely right.

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Presenting – The Physics of Engaging Presentations

Posted by Matteo Trevisan

When I talk about presenting nowadays a strong image often comes floating back from my past life as a teacher.

Standing close to a large ruler… a look of serious concentration on my face… goggles safely on… arm outstretched… holding tightly onto an elastic band. I have a volunteer gradually add weights…

50 grams! 100 grams! 150 grams!

As each mass was added the elastic stretched and the new length was entered as a data point by another student. The results were plotted instantly and projected on the wall.

The mass kept increasing…    1.1 Kilos! 1.2 kilos!

The students can see the line on the graph behind me is levelling off. They know what is about to happen but they can’t know when…

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