Presentations are a fact of life in the workplace. Most of them are about as exciting as Jello – and about as well formed. In this newsletter, we address the problem, hoping to improve the lot of audiences everywhere. We talk about how to get the structure of a presentation right, why your body language is just as important as your speech (and your slides) and how to overcome nervousness. We also talk about alternatives to PowerPoint and tips for virtual meetings. Read on!
How to Give a Great Presentation
How do you prepare and structure a great presentation? Too many people assemble slides from “decks” of previous presentations as if a presentation were like a pack of cards. In this new ebook, Nick Morgan explains that the right process begins by focusing on a clear point of view and picking an appropriate structure. Getting the structure right greatly increases the likelihood that your presentation will be easy to deliver – and make sense to the audience.
10 Things to Do Instead of PowerPoint
In an effort to make the world a better place, here are 10 things to do instead of presenting PowerPoint slides. Get creative! There are many ways to pep up your presentations without much additional effort. Your audiences will thank you.
Tips for Conducting Virtual Meetings
Many business meetings are now conducted using audio-conferencing or tele-conferencing technologies. Is it possible to establish a real connection virtually? In this article in Success Magazine, Nick discusses five ways to five ways to improve your virtual communications.
Mastering Your Body Language
How do you prepare a speech? Most of us spend hours on our PowerPoint slides. But how much time do we spend prepping our body language? And yet, that body language can either reinforce your content and help make it memorable, or it can sabotage what you’re saying. In this series of blog posts, Nick provides some quick tips for improving your stage presence, managing your body language, and reading other people’s.
Fear of Public Speaking? Here’s How to Conquer It
What if you have a fear of public speaking or get nervous before a presentation? Here are 5 ideas to help you with that universal annoyance.