We’ve all had the experience of asking for questions during a presentation, then getting no response. Simply saying “Any questions?” Is rarely enough to engage your audience. Here are my tips for encouraging more and better questions when you deliver a presentation.
Practicing aloud is an efficient and effective way to sharpen your message and improve your speaking style.
A common pitfall for speakers is to trail-off at the end of a sentence. You’ll sound more confident and authoritative if you maintain energy with your voice for a complete sentence. Click on the video to learn more.
When you speak at a meeting, you want to present yourself and your information as effectively as possible. This video shows you how to present with confidence when you’re seated at a table.
It’s easy to lose the forest for the trees. Our job as a speaker is to deliver information that our audience can remember. Even more important, we want our audience to be able to repeat the message to others. This video explains how to speak so our audience can remember and repeat what we said.
It’s not a bedtime story, it’s a business presentation. Storytelling is a way to make your presentations more engaging and relevant to the audience. Watch this video to learn how to tell stories that communicate a clear and concise point.
Have you ever heard a business presentation that sounded like a run-on sentence? It’s difficult for an audience to focus on what a speaker is saying when there is no punctuation. Click below for tips on how to speak with punctuation and deliver more effective presentations.
Good PowerPoint slides make you a better speaker. Bad slides make you worse. Here are my tips for better slides:
I'm asked this question frequently. See video below for tips.
See video below for tips to eliminate fillers and minimizing language.
See video below for tips to feel confident when you begin a presentation.
It’s easy to lose the forest for the trees when you give a presentation or do a media interview. Yet, my experience of working with senior business leaders is they do exactly the opposite.
Leaders focus on what’s important. They communicate a clear message in words that anyone can understand. They’re conversational, yet intentional.
Something as simple as the quality of your speaking notes can take your presentation from tentative to confident. While it may be easier to write a script, using notes with key words and phrases is more effective.
Why not use a script? Unless you’re a trained actor or broadcaster, you’ll likely sound monotone if you read from a script.
Public speaking is a core leadership skill. You want to speak with confidence, whether you’re making a recommendation to senior management or leading a meeting of your neighborhood association. Focusing your message, incorporating stories and using voice, hands and eye contact will make you a more effective speaker.