Shut Up Saying These 15 Nasty Phrases in Your Presentation!

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Nasty phrases to avoid in a presentation

“And uhhh, It is ahhh, I think it is a, I think it is, It is…” “Uhhh, you’ll be able to uhhh, You’ll be able to uhhh, see a technology, uhhh, a technology that will uhhh, that will enable you to uhhh, that will enable you to…” Before you start cursing me, let me make it clear that I have not deliberately framed these lines simply to make a point. These are the words coming from the most powerful man…

Presentation Skills: Connect your laptop to the projector without looking like an idiot!

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Presentation Skills - Connect Laptop with Projector

You step-up on the stage, your heart pouncing, nerves racking, palms sweating. Your mind is rehearsing the presentation for the one last time. And as if the pressure of starting your presentation with an impact was already not enough, you now find yourself struggling with the chords of the projector and trying all your tech-might to get that thing running – “How do I make this damn thing work!?” You lose your cool (worse, your persona) while making the attempt,…

DIY: Building a Presentation Pitch

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DIY: Building a Presentation Pitch

You may not feel prepared to build a birdhouse or a bookshelf, but with some detailed instructions and a bit of wood glue, it’s possible. In the same way, a presentation pitch to sell an idea, product, or service can be DIY with a little bit of know-how and the right instructions. This is because, much like birdhouses, most pitches are built the same way. Wield these 7 building blocks to create a compelling argument on just about anything: 1.…

Gone in 9 Seconds! How Successful Speakers Deal With Audiences’ Shrinking Attention Spans [Webinar]

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Holding audience attention in presentations - Habits of Successful Presenters

Hollywood shows it’s possible for your car to be Gone in 60 seconds. But real always outdoes reel. Our attention span, mind’s power to focus on one thing, is simply gone in 9 seconds! It’s no exaggeration; our minds travel faster than the fastest car ever engineered. So, as presenters how do we keep audience engaged throughout the probably 60-minute long presentation. How do highly successful speakers like Steve Jobs, Jim Carrey. Simon Sinek. Martin Luther King. Barack Obama keep…

Use the power of Cognitive Dissonance to convince your audience

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“Cognitive Dissonance what?” That’s the first reaction many have when they are introduced to this concept.Yes, it’s a hefty word that seems to have come straight out of some geek’s dictionary. Yet these two words are more powerful and relevant to our life than we imagine it to be. If you have ever been in ‘two minds’ over something, then you have experienced Cognitive Dissonance!Coined by social scientist Leon Festinger back in 1957, it simply means tension or conflict in…