A comfortable speaking pace to listen to is about 120 words per minute. When we’re nervous or excited, we tend to speak faster. While a faster pace can come across as enthusiastic, speaking too quickly can be very challenging for your audience to listen to. If you speak too fast, your audience may stop listening or miss your point. Especially if your audience does not speak your "language."
We are all speaking more on camera, whether we like it or not – on webinars, Zoom/Skype/Team calls and meetings. Presenting and speaking in this format is very different from presenting on a stage or in a meeting room. Now that you’re limited to a small screen, your audience misses that energy and expression that… Continue reading Zoom Doesn’t Mean Gloom: Keep Your Presentations Fun and Full of Energy in Front of a Virtual Audience
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?
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!
Have you been invited to present to your board, staff, a potential client or an industry group? This can be a great opportunity for you. However, when you sit down to put your presentation together, do you know where and how to start? Do you know how to craft a presentation that will impress and… Continue reading Are Your Ready for Your Next Presentation? Prepare Yourself with These Questions