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.
21st June - Present process slides by controlling what the audience look at, and when. Instead of putting up the entire process diagram at once, bring up parts of the process from start to finish. Presentation Skills
20th June - A common technique for presenting the capabilities of a company. Present the capabilities of a company by talking around the photographs used to represent different product areas. Presentation Skills
14th June - Pre-recorded webinar from m62′s own Chas Williams, looking at how to present over the Internet. What techniques should presenters use to take advantage of web presentation technology?Presentation Skills
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Simon Cohen, Head of UK Channel Sales, Condeco
The presentation went very well. I can honestly say it’s the best set of slides that I have presented in front of. Great work for such a short space of time. At the end of the afternoon, people were queuing up to talk to me and ask me more questions, so clearly the presentation had an impact. Thanks again and nice work!