Keeping audience attention is more important and more difficult than grabbing audience attention. A reader emailed me: “What can I do to keep the audience’s attention through the whole of my presentation. There are always people who don’t seem to be listening.” A...
In my Presentation Planning Guide I suggest that you use a thee-part structure for your presentation. They work for novels and movies, and for presentations too. But, using a three-part structure is not a rule set in concrete. Sometimes your presentation will be more...
I get frustrated at presentation advice which says you have to do something clever or dramatic at the beginning of a presentation to grab your audience’s attention. That’s for three reasons: 1. You don’t have to grab the audience’s attention at...
The guru of multimedia learning Richard Mayer has just published a new paper that all presenters should take note of. The paper is called “Increased interestingness of extraneous details in a multimedia science presentation leads to decreased learning”....
I bought Outliers two days ago. And though I’m familiar with many of the stories that Gladwell tells I’m still entranced. They work on the printed page and they’ll also work for you in a presentation. How does he do it? Here’s my analysis of...
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?
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Can't figure out your theme?
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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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