I ask people who download my presentation planning guide what they find hardest about presenting. Here are some of the answers: Being concise Finishing on time Fitting everything into the allotted time Finding a balance between presenting too much and too little Not...
The Speak Fearlessly blog has just published a guest post I’ve written on the three key ingredients for planning a presentation. You can check it out at Presentation Planning Guide: The Three Key Ingredients.
Many people plan a presentation by brainstorming. I don’t recommend it. Brainstorming is an attempt to capture everything you know on a particular topic. That’s likely to overwhelm your audience. Here’s an example of a brainstorm for a presentation...
Presentation experts extol the power of telling stories in presentations. A recent Scientific American “The Secrets of Storytelling” explores why stories are so powerful. It looks at three theories from the fascinating field of evolutionary psychology....
If you expect that something will be good, then you will probably experience it as good. Many years ago I was invited to dinner at the house of a family friend – my father was the guest of honour. To honour him, our host had saved a very special bottle of red...
Got an important presentation coming up and:
You have so much content that you can't figure out what to leave out?
Don't know where to begin your design process?
Worried that your material won't be of value?
Feeling overwhelmed and can't get started?
Can't figure out your theme?
Concerned you won't be engaging? Time is running out?
In this video-training series (plus workbook with transcripts) you’ll learn:
The three things you must know BEFORE you begin to tackle your fear of public speaking
Why the positive-negative thought classification doesn’t work for fear of public speaking
The two powerful self-talk tweaks that can make an immediate difference.
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