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…

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

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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…

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…

Inject suspense and drama into your presentation with the dramatic pause

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“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”  – Mark Twain Many a speech has achieved glory thanks to the right use of a pause. Take John Kennedy’s epic address for example: “Ask not what your country can do for you [pause] ask what you can do for your country.” Or Franklin Roosevelt’s, “The only thing we have to fear is [pause] fear itself.” However, one has to be careful not…