Expert Insights on Presentation Skills

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How many boring presentations have you suffered through? Is yours one of them? Follow these simple, easy-to-implement ideas to make your presentations more enjoyable and make sure your audience walks away with a message they will remember.


  • Acquire insights on how to prepare for a presentation or other high-stakes situations.
    Acquire insights on giving charismatic presentations with the help of these four steps.
    Acquire insights on how you are the face of the presentation and not the slides or the document.
    Acquire insights on why it is important to focus on the "how " instead of the "what" you're saying to have the desired impact on your audience.
    Acquire insights on how to motivate and impress your audience with your presentation.
    Acquire insights on how storytelling can help your listener retain information effectively.
    Acquire insights on how to connect your data with a story to help your audience retain the information better.
    Acquire insights on involving the audience to improve the efficacy of presentations.
    Acquire insights on when and how to use humor when giving a presentation.
    Acquire insights on how to deal with a tough audience.
    Acquire insights on improving audience retention while giving presentations.
    Acquire insights on how to end your presentation to make a lasting impression on your audience.
  • Acquire insights on how to overcome the fear of public speaking.
    Acquire insights on creating powerful presentation openings by focusing on your audience.
    Acquire insights on making your presentations more engaging and memorable by focusing on the preparation of your presentation.
    Acquire insights on engaging and energizing people in order to communicate a vision.
    Acquire insights on how to give effective and persuasive presentations.
    Acquire insights on the dos and don'ts of presenting ideas at a meeting.
    Acquire insights on the four simple tips to capture the attention of your audience.
    Acquire insights on effective business writing.
    Acquire insights on how to make a good impression using the four minute rule.
    Acquire insights on the two most important things when giving a presentation.
    Acquire insights on the effectiveness of strategic storytelling while giving presentations.
    Acquire insights on crafting dynamic and engaging presentations.


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    1.  Preparing for High Stakes Situations
    1m 21s
    When preparing for a presentation or other high-stakes situation; focus on how you speak more than what you say. Tap into your belief in your message; so you can present it with confidence. Practice power poses before you walk in; they configure your brain for success. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  How to Give Charismatic Presentations
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    Four clear steps can make you a more charismatic presenter. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  You Are the Presentation
    1m 41s
    The presentation isn’t a set of slides or a document. It’s you. The audience isn’t coming for the media. They’re coming for you. Powerpoint slides are backdrop; don’t turn your back to the audience and ask for slide one. You are the show. Bring your passion. Bring your best. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  It's Not What You Say
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    What you say is not as important as how you say it — how you use your voice; your face; your eyes; and your body. For example; lower your voice; slow down; and speak more quietly to bring impact. Smile; raise your voice; and speed up to make people feel good. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Don't Just Inform
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    When you give a presentation; don’t just inform. Information can be provided in other ways. Instead; motivate your audience to take action; using an emotional connection. Politicians motivate you to vote for them through anger. Present to motivate; to impress; to entertain. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Storytelling Improves Retention Rates
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    Storytelling is the best way to help listeners retain information. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Connect with Data
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    Reading numbers on a slide is boring. Tell the story the data represent; instead. People remember stories better than numbers. Karen gives the example of a restaurant manager who would not be able to eat in his own restaurant if the price of hamburgers went up. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Involve Your Audience to Improve Presentations
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    Getting listeners actively involved in your presentation raises your efficacy exponentially. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Don't Tell a Joke
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    Humor is tough to pull off unless you’re really good at jokes. It takes timing; you need to know your audience will think it’s funny; and you must be careful not to offend someone. If your joke falls flat you will need to improvise. Use humor in low-risk situations. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Tough Audience Tips
    2m 52s
    When the audience is angry; to make yourself and the audience feel better and keep the room under control keep breathing deeply; respond in a quiet; low voice; and use “yes-and” — YES I hear you AND that must make you feel… Tell me some more... FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Better Presentations Improve Audience Retention
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    Speeches are often belabored with too much information. Nick Morgan shares two key ways to improve audience retention. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Send 'Em Out Singing
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    In a musical; the last song is catchy; with great lyrics; that sends the audience out singing. Do the same. Send your audience out with a thought or idea they can’t get out of their head. Karen demonstrates how and how not to end a presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking
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    Diane Darling shares her advice about how she was able to conquer her fear of speaking in front of others. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Powerful Presentation Openings
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    A successful presentation starts with a focus on your audience and what they care about; not a laundry list of your qualifications. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Preparing for an Effective Presentation
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    Richard Goring offers tips that will make your presentations more engaging and more memorable. It all starts with preparation. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  How to Communicate a Vision
    3m 40s
    Communicating a vision doesn’t mean talking to the masses; it means energizing and engaging people in the future. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Persuasive Presentations
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    At the basic level, giving a presentation is simple, but to make it truly effective, you need to take a few extra steps. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Presenting Ideas at Meetings
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    Presenting a new idea? Here are four things you can do—or not do—to get others to say yes. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  How to Capture the Attention of Your Audience
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    Four simple changes can turn a lackluster presentation into one that exudes the confidence and trust your audience needs to see before they will believe in you. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Writing for Business
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    Don’t let your business writing join the ranks of bland and jargon-laden mediocrity when a few smart tips can lift it out of obscurity. FREE ACCESS
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    21.  The Four Minute Rule
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    The four minute rule says you have only four minutes to make a good impression. FREE ACCESS
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    22.  The Two Most Important Things When Giving a Presentation
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    Do not use a speech as an information dump. We can only remember only about four things. FREE ACCESS
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    23.  The Impact Of Strategic Storytelling
    4m 36s
    When conveying an important message; deliver the message via a story. Jay Conger provides tips for constructing a story that provides maximum recall of the intended message. FREE ACCESS
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    24.  Improv Tips for Better Presentations
    2m 40s
    Dynamic, engaging presentations start with dynamic and engaging presenters. Apply these three tips from improv to build the audience connections that set you apart from the crowd. FREE ACCESS


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