3 Ways to Add Humor to Your TED Talks, or any other Presentation

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Add Humor to your TED Talks, Speech or presentation

Women are better at multitasking… There’s a raft of research, but I know it from my personal life. If my wife is cooking a meal at home — which is not often, thankfully. (Laughter) But you know, she’s doing — no, she’s good at some things — but if she’s cooking, you know, she’s dealing with people on the phone, she’s talking to the kids, she’s painting the ceiling, she’s doing open-heart surgery over here. (Laughter) Taken from Ken Robinson’s…

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,…

To use or not to use slides for your presentation, that is the question

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To use Presentation Slides or Not

Are you stuck in 21st century Hamletian dilemma ‘To use or not to use slides’ for your next presentation? To help you resolve this mental crisis, here’s a breakup of reasons why you should be or should not be using PowerPoint, Keynote or some other presentation software for your upcoming presentation: Why you should not be using slides: It causes ‘death’: Mind numbing slides overloaded with text, bullet points and tacky clip arts have created a fear psychosis like no…

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…