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.
25th July - m62 reviews SyncPad, an app that enables users to share sketches via a remote whiteboard on an iPad or iPhone.Presentation Skills
25th July - We interview Davide Di Cillo, Creator of SyncPad, a whiteboard application for the iPad and iPhone that allows remote sharing of ideas.Presentation Skills
14th July - A recent poll suggests that most managers fail at final presentations due to being unable to differentiate themselves. So how can they overcome this?Presentation Skills
20th June - How should presenters conduct the presentation close to ensure that they achieve their presentation objectives?Presentation Skills
20th June - m62 reviews Myna, a free online tool for mixing music, voice and sound effects to create a podcast or background track to a presentation.Presentation Skills
3rd May - Key sales techniques for presenters to use in their sales presentations. Use these techniques to ensure your messages are persuasive – and remembered.Presentation Skills
3rd May - Considering presenting on the iPad? We answer the questions every presenter or designer should ask when working with an iPad.Presentation Skills
3rd May - We take a look at Yawnbuster, a PowerPoint app that allows presenters to create and direct interactive, flash-based exercises – directly involving audiences in the presentation.Presentation Skills
12th April - Chas Williams goes into more detail on some of the presentation techniques demonstrated in the King’s Speech, particularly the powerful use of pauses.Presentation Skills
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