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.
2nd November - Chas Williams reviews a news piece by Martin Stanford on the UK government spending cuts, discussing how financial data is presented in an engaging way.Presentation Skills
29th October - Panopto is a piece of software that manages the recording and sharing of presentations, without the need to hire or purchase costly equipment.Presentation Skills
29th October - We interview Ryan Jennings of Panopto to learn more about the creation and passion behind Panopto Focus, a solution for recording and sharing presentations.Presentation Skills
8th October - Chas Williams reviews a TED talk by David Cameron on the next age of government. How did the prime minister cope with using visuals?Presentation Skills
29th September - The business world is changing. Old sales practices are high cost, for low effectiveness. How can Sales 2.0 make sales quicker, easier, and more cost-effective?Presentation Skills
29th September - On the one hand, using humour in presentations can really engage audiences. On the other, using comedy can be a big risk. So what should presenters do?Presentation Skills
15th September - Chas Williams reviews a TEDTalk presentation by David McCandless on data visualization, and discusses how presenters should include technical data.Presentation Skills
1st September - Chas Williams reviews a popular video called Killer Presentation Skills, and brings out lessons for presenters wanting to improve their presentation skills.Presentation Skills
18th August - In Sales 2.0, the B2B buyer is in control. So why do many companies still make cold calls? Cold Calling 2.0 identifies the needs of the customer, and ensures that the salesperson finds the right person to speak to.Presentation Skills
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- Visual Aids Gone Wrong
- Company Presentation, Brand, and Compliance
- Improving a Sales Presentation
- Presentation Tips that Suck
- Presentation Agency Selection
- Corporate Presentation Tips
- Presentation Optimisation
- The Right Visuals
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