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.
2nd June - What should presenters do if they can’t get to their audiences? Here we discuss the different options available to presenters wishing to deliver their presentations remotely.Presentation Skills
27th April - The BlackBerry Presenter allows users to present using a screen, directly from their BlackBerry phone. Select specific slides, view speaker notes, and present anywhere – without a laptop.Presentation Skills
14th April - How do you gain access to high level executives? This article features ‘Selling to the C-Suite’ by Dr. Steve Bistritz and Nicholas Read.Presentation Skills
15th March - Review of a selection of iPhone and iPod touch applications for presenters – Peeky, Presenter Pro, 60 Presentation Tips from Ethos3, CueMe, and Prepare Any Presentation.Presentation Skills
18th February - More sales presentation advice for those in B2B sales. Tips on how to interact and engage with your audience, handle Q&A, and get results.Presentation Skills
10th February - In the fourth part of our sales presentation series, we look at delivery. Tips on maintaining the correct style; handling questions; and securing the deal.Presentation Skills
10th February - How can you get the best results from an online presentation? Here we provide tips on conducting a remote presentation, on everything from choice of software to delivery.Presentation Skills
19th January - Review and comparison of some of the most popular slide sharing websites – SlideShare, authorSTREAM, SlideBoom, and myBrainshark. Which is best for on-demand presentations?Presentation Skills
15th December - PAPERSHOW uses a special pen and paper to allow presenters to control a projected whiteboard from their own desk, and to annotate slides to deliver interactive presentations.Presentation Skills
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