Month: May 2011

Avoid “Speechifying”

Speechifying is what I call it when the speech is delivered in the style of a bad Shakespearian actor – full of oratory but not

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Four PowerPoint Tips

If a picture is worth a thousand words – why don’t presenters use pictures? I recently got to see Icebreaker CEO, Jeremy Moon presenting at

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Use Your Imagination

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein I was looking over some presentation skills web-sites recently and was amazed to see one of them

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The Power of Rehearsal

“Everyone loves to win – but how many love to train?” Mark Spitz – 1972 Olympic Gold Medallist Swimmer When I was little, I wanted

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Content Is King

When I (Tony) first started learning how to be a trainer I was taught that “only 7 per cent of the message is words –

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Are Your Presentations Useful?

If there’s a presentation sin that we get subjected to repeatedly, it’s the sin of irrelevance. Presentations that don’t serve the audience, that leave us

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A Matter Of Life And Death?

Greetings fellow presenter…If you’re feeling nervous about giving a talk then you’re in good company. Hundreds of really successful people feel fearful and anxious before

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