Tips ‘n’ Tools

How to get your message through to mixed audiences

21 November 2022 / Effective Communication, Featured, Presentations, Productive Meetings

More often than not you'll be presenting to a mixed audience. There are many variables such as experience, sector, roles. You may have Commerical and Tech in the same meeting with different concerns. So how do you keep all of them satisfied? Read this to find out how.

How to sound natural when you’ve scripted the whole darn thing

3 April 2022 / All Posts, Presentations

Writing out a 'script' and sticking it on your screen won't do you any favours. So how can you use prompts without sounding scripted?

How to breathe for voice and calm

18 February 2022 / All Posts, Presentations

Here's how breathe to calm your nerves and power your voice before you present.

How to deal with virtual presentations when you can’t see each other

14 February 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations, Productive Meetings

Cameras are off either for you or your audience in a virtual presentation. Here's how to make them more engaging, regardless of who can't see whom.

How to introduce yourself in a presentation

24 January 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

How do you tell people who you are in a presentation? This guide shows you what to include when you introduce yourself.

How to use emotion to get people to act (when you present and for everything else…)

4 October 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

When you want others to make decisions as a result of your presentations, you need emotion. Here are 10 ways to include emotion that make people want to act: even when the content's dry.

How great speakers end presentations

7 October 2020 / All Posts, Presentations

Ending a presentation can feel awkward. Once if grinds to a halt, you're left weakly asking, "Any questions?" or an ...

How to avoid one of the most common flaws in voice projection – transcript

8 December 2019 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

https://youtu.be/yqH3PrV-D14 Watch the video. It's a whisker under 3 minutes... Dribbling is one of the most common presentation foibles. Now when ...

The technique of anchoring to emphasise decisions, contrasts and progressions

7 October 2019 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication, Presentations

Some talks are as clear as mud.  The speaker pops from one point to another, jumping scenarios until they merge ...

Why you shouldn’t script a presentation

6 May 2019 / All Posts, Presentations

Unless you're a high ranking police officer, I'd question your need to script your presentation. This was brought home to me ...