How to Hook Your Audience with Your Presentation?

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First 30 seconds and your character is assumed! The time to hook is brief. The same is true for your presentation. Trashed or bookmarked – its destiny is decided in the first few slides. How you start and what you offer in those slides is crucial. What else? Would they stay with you throughout the journey? Well, it depends on how you steer the wheel in the middle of the presentation. And the way you end justifies whether it’s worth…

Better authorSTREAM Slides

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You’ve delivered one of your best presentations, and the audience wants you to share the slides. Yes, you can share those slides – there’s nothing in those slides that cannot be shown to the entire world? And yet, you don’t want others to get your actual deck, just in case someone edits your slides and uses them elsewhere? Does that matter? Well, it does seem to matter to so many people. Are you one of them? Slide upload sites like…

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…

8 Annoying Audiences Ready to Beat the Hell Out Of Your Presentation!

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Type of anoying audience in a presentation

Quick. Which is the most annoying character you faced while giving a presentation? Is it that brat chewing gum and bursting bubbles? Or the one busy texting on his cellphone and grinning to some naughty reply? Or one that puts even those two to shame! I have faced many such annoying characters in my presentation career. Let me briefly share one such annoying character I encountered.  

5 Types of Annoying Presenters and Their Annoying Habits

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Types of Annoying Presenters and their Habits

“Why is this presenter shouting?” “Why is he moving his hands so much?” “That is such a fake smile?” I know it’s terrible to judge others. Anyone who has stepped on the stage knows how much courage it takes to deliver a 15-20 minute presentation. But let’s step in the audience shoes. Their entire attention is on you and your presentation and if you do a shoddy job with it, they have every right to ‘judge.’ So where do we…