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.
4th November - Some use PowerPoint 2010, some have upgraded to 2013, some have 2007, and there is even an ancient copy of PowerPoint 2003.Presentation Skills
28th October - How much text should be in my presentation? Short answer: As little as possible.Presentation Skills
23rd October - At a trade show, m62 had to play 12 video presentations on 12 different screens simultaneously. How did we do it?Presentation Skills
15th October - There are many reasons for you to record your presentation as a video. You might want people to be able to watch it over and over again. Presentation Skills
19th September - m62 reviews emaze, a free online presentation tool for designing and building presentation slide decks. Presentation Skills
9th September - Should I take questions at the end of my presentation, or throughout? m62 discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.Presentation Skills
3rd September - How long should my presentation be? We discuss ideal time frames and techniques for managing presentation length.Presentation Skills
27th August - m62 reviews Idea Flight, an iPad app designed for presenters that pushes slide content out to multiple devices simultaneously.Presentation Skills
23rd August - What equipment should I take with me for my presentation? We list the items you should consider packing when planning a presentation.Presentation Skills
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