Tips ‘n’ Tools

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 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.

3 ways to use anticipation to keep your audience alert (and wanting what you’ve got)

14 June 2020 / All Posts, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

The danger of an audience drifting off mentally when they're in front of you is as imminent online as when ...

5 ways to hook your audience when presenting online

24 May 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations, Productive Meetings

Guilty! I admit it. I've logged into online presentations, turning off the camera and mic. All very convenient as this gave ...

Is your language holding you back?

2 February 2012 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

A few years ago, I was coaching a senior Banker in creative thinking.  I had some music on my laptop ...

18 actions to optimise your teleconferences

27 October 2011 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Productive Meetings

Doing a virtual presentation can feel like talking to air.  Here's a situation you may recognise.... The Situation: most of the ...