What’s the first thing most people do when they put a presentation together? They open PowerPoint or Keynote and start fiddling with fonts and begin copying and pasting large amounts of text from a written report. What’s the problem with these presentations? They’re boring! A presenter who recites information from text-heavy slide decks is not… Continue reading Don’t give your power to the PowerPoint!
You speak differently when you call your dog for dinner and when you ask your boss for a promotion. You might not know it, but you’ve got more than one voice. You wouldn’t discuss a pay raise with your boss in the same way that you would call your dog home for dinner, would you?… Continue reading Are you talking to me?
Most days we don’t think about what we do with our hands. We use them when we need them - to get dressed, to drink a cup of coffee, to pick up a bag, to hold a pen, to open a door, to shake hands, to hug someone. We also use our hands naturally in… Continue reading What do I do with my hands?
Nobody wants to listen to a robotic, monotonous voice. It's boring, unconvincing and, frankly, difficult to listen to for any length of time. As much as 38% of our message is relayed by our voice, according to research undertaken by Dr. Albert Mehrabian, a UCLA professor and researcher. That means that how we speak has… Continue reading Colour your voice with the 4 Ps: Pitch, Pace, Power, Pause
Imagine having a step-by-step guide which would help you put your next presentation together. How great would that be? If you could just have all of that head-scratching and blank page staring just disappear. Poof! Like magic you could have a well-thought out, impactful, beautifully-crafted presentation. A presentation that speaks directly to your audience. A… Continue reading Abracadabra – a brilliant presentation!