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.
31st July - Presenting at a conference can be a great opportunity – if it is done effectively. What should presenters consider when preparing for a presentation?Presentation Skills
31st July - The iPad has taken the place of laptops for tech-savvy presenters, with many hailing it as the ultimate tool for interactive presenting. But is this hype deserved?Presentation Skills
20th June - Chas Williams outlines how and why storytelling in a presentation can help the audience find relevance in your case studies.Presentation Skills
1st May - Where do we see presenting heading in the near future? m62 details the trends we expect to see in presentation style and technology.Presentation Skills
1st May - We take a look at Presentation Clock and Mobile Mouse Pro – two iPhone/iPad apps that can help presenters deliver their presentations.Presentation Skills
22nd February - Chas Williams discusses key takeaways from Sheena Lyengar’s TED talk on ‘The Choice Overload Problem’.Presentation Skills
26th January - The language used in a presentation is extremely important, but often overlooked. How can the words you use impact the success of your presentation?Presentation Skills
26th January - A round-up review of the best microphone headsets on the market – which headset would best suit your needs?Presentation Skills
14th November - Chas Williams critiques Gever Tulley’s presentation: ‘Five Dangerous Things Your Kids Should Do’. What can presenters learn from others’ mistakes?Presentation Skills
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Adrianne Carter, General Manager, SBXL
Our presentation now feels much more powerful, and more likely to be remembered. The message hasn’t changed in itself, but it is now much more precise. The way our points are visualised ensures that we are not tempted to waffle, or to read off the screen.