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.
11th July - m62 reviews the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost credit card-sized computer that can be used as a media centre to play a range of content.Presentation Skills
29th May - m62 reviews PowToon, an internet-based PowerPoint alternative that allows users to easily produce creative video animations.Presentation Skills
9th May - Presentation anxiety is common for presenters. m62 outlines five points presenters can remember to help them combat these nerves.Presentation Skills
3rd May - m62 reviews Haiku Deck, a free application for iPad and iPhone that enables the user to create simple, attractive slides.Presentation Skills
16th April - When working on a high stakes pitch, it’s all too easy to focus on the endgame and lose track of the finer points. Here m62 highlights the dangers.Presentation Skills
21st March - This webinar recording explains how the latest developments in presentation technology have changed how organisations approach corporate video.Presentation Skills
21st January - m62 reviews Slideshow Remote, an iPhone or iPad app that allows presenters to use a mobile device as a remote control for a PowerPoint presentation.Presentation Skills
18th December - Video Presentations are an effective way for presenters to reach remote audiences, but what best practices should presenters follow?Presentation Skills
17th December - m62 reviews Shakespeak, a PowerPoint plugin that allows presenters to interact with their audiences, receiving live feedback, votes and responses.Presentation Skills
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Stuart Shepherd, Sales Director, Dukes of London
The presentation looks professional and of course “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” – just a day after completion of m62’s work we won a very large tender with our pitch! A huge thank you to m62 for creating a presentation that not only looks great, but gives us the confidence to win business.