Presentation skills aren’t just about how you present – it’s about what you present. It’s easier to act well with a good script. It’s easier to present well with a great presentation.
Because we can read silently so much quicker than we can read aloud, audiences ignore presenters who read bullet points from the screen. Instead, audiences read the presentation for themselves, and get bored waiting for the presenter to catch up. Presentation skills training courses that focus on these ‘soft’ presentation skills – body language, nerves, posture – can’t overcome this problem easily. So, don’t read tracts of text from the screen. The most effective presenters work seamlessly with visuals for maximum impact.
Presenting effectively is about more than just soft skills. Body language and tone of voice alone cannot disguise an awful presentation. Even the best presentation skills come unstuck with the wrong material.
m62 offers presentation skills training for presenters. These sessions can be run in-house for organisations, or are sometimes made available as open training courses. m62 presentation skills training teaches presenters to present well – unlike most presentation training which simply tries to minimise the damage a bad presentation does. Contact us for more details, or see the course outlines in this section.
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6th August - The vast majority of presenters experience nerves when presenting. How can you keep nerves under control and prevent them from affecting your performance?Presentation Skills
30th July - This week, we take a look at how long presenters should spend talking about individual slides, and how this should impact presentation length as a whole.Presentation Skills
18th July - FAQ: What gestures and hand signals should I use when presenting to have the most impact?Presentation Skills
25th June - Sometimes, a language barrier can get in the way, even if you speak the same language. How can you overcome potential language barrier difficulties?Presentation Skills
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11th November - It’s one thing if your audience enjoy your presentation, but if they come away without remembering any of your key messages your tie will have been wasted. Presentation Skills
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Paul Armson, Prestwood Software
The presentation was slick and polished – it really looked professional. The slides demonstrated the message, making it clear and easy to understand; particularly the complicated graph, which was broken down into simple steps. Much nicer to watch than slide after slide of bullet points! It really did look great.