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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9th August - m62 discusses when it’s appropriate for presenters to use handouts in presentations, and what these handouts should look like.Presentation Skills
5th August - Should you use animations in your presentation? We discuss the pros and cons of using animation and how best to do so effectively.Presentation Skills
31st July - Can I view a PowerPoint file on an iPad? We outline the different options users have to access PowerPoint files on an iPad.Presentation Skills
30th July - Should you use bullet points in your presentation? If not, why not?Presentation Skills
25th July - How can video presentations be used at different stages of the sales cycle to drive leads forward and ensure repeat business?Presentation Skills
24th July - Can you view a PowerPoint file that was made in Windows on a Mac? What issues are users likely to encounter?Presentation Skills
22nd July - Many presenters worry about what they should wear for a meeting or pitch. Here, we outline the things to consider when dressing for a presentation.Presentation Skills
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Working through the questions and undergoing a process of laying our presentation bare to the experts at m62 was a hugely beneficial process. It enabled us to clarify numerous points in terms of how they are received, which ultimately has led to an end result which suits a far broader range of audiences.