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.
6th October - Review of i-Clickr, an App that turns the iPhone into a powerful presentation clicker. View speaker notes, annotate, and more.Presentation Skills
1st September - Virtual selling is made more effective by using a visual web presentation, instead of relying on the telephone alone. This article looks at how to make winning online presentations.Presentation Skills
1st September - Learn simple presentation principles that can dramatically increase your impact and ensure higher recall of your message.Presentation Skills
4th August - Online meeting software review, including WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Live Meeting. Which online meeting software works the best for online presentations?Presentation Skills
27th July - PowerPoint 2007 free video showing presenters how to display only pre-selected slides from larger libraries, work with dual monitors, use speaker notes and annotation devices, and set-up timing.Presentation Skills
2nd July - Review of the Optoma PK101 Pico Projector which weighs in at an amazing 115g and has a footprint smaller than the iPhone. Will this revolutionise sales presentations?Presentation Skills
4th June - Presenting on the move? How to deliver a PowerPoint presentation from an iPhone.Presentation Skills
4th June - What’s the best way to answer questions after delivering a sales presentation?Presentation Skills
29th April - Presentation technology reviewed. This month – what wireless presentation remote clicker is the best?Presentation Skills
m62's monthly newsletter
- Corporate Presentation Tips
- Visual Aids Gone Wrong
- Seven Aspects of Highly Effective Presentations
- Presentation Ideas
- Company Presentation, Brand, and Compliance
- Improving a Sales Presentation
- Presentation Tips that Suck
- Presentation Agency Selection
- Presentation Optimisation
- The Right Visuals
- Advanced PowerPoint Training
Stuart Miller, Head of Managed Print Services, Concept Group
Given that all of our competitors were existing providers for the company whose business we were bidding for, it’s pretty powerful that we then went on to win the bid. m62′s contribution was hugely significant to our win. Our message came across much, much clearer than it did for the other companies. Six months later, audience members can still recall elements of that presentation specifically!