Tips ‘n’ Tools

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 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 control presentation nerves – with the technique that snipers use

11 March 2021 / All Posts, Presentations

When I was about 16, I recall my cousin declaring, with great concern, that she had nothing to worry about.  ...

What everybody needs to be doing with technical presentations

1 March 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

You know your stuff but sometimes we take for granted how much others understand. The issue with specialists, technical or otherwise, ...

7 quick ways to ace your public speaking overnight

16 February 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

With death being vastly preferable to giving a presentation, making speaking in public easy - and a pleasure - may ...

How to get rid of this common and irritating speech habit – transcript

15 December 2019 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

Click on the picture to watch the 2 min video https://youtu.be/9_x5C1XkHro "The problem with her is she's got such selective listening.  ...

What to do when your mind blanks while presenting – transcript

2 December 2019 / Body Language, Effective Communication, Presentations

https://youtu.be/ODEJ5LXXZRw Today I'm going to talk about a problem which has people absolutely petrified of repeating in a presentation and that ...

9 ways to ruin your presentation

2 June 2019 / All Posts, Presentations

If I had a penny for each time I saw thee 9 presentation gaffes, I'd be able to buy up ...