Presentations

Three Ways to Become a Better Presenter

Presentations and public speaking strike fear in the hearts of people everywhere. Whether it’s a presentation for a small board of stakeholders or speaking in front of hundreds about your company’s latest product, presentations can be uncomfortable and nerve-wracking. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, 74% of Americans fear public speaking. It’s the number one phobia, with fear of death …

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What Is an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation?

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You may have heard the term “emotional intelligence” before, but I’d be willing to bet that you’ve never thought about emotional intelligence as it relates to the workplace. However, how you relate to others in the workplace and how you comprehend – and interact with – the emotions of your coworkers in the office can have a large impact on …

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7 Body Language Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Presentation

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What’s the use of preparing tirelessly for a big presentation, only to have your words ignored because what you’re saying with your body language is distracting from — and, indeed, detracting from — your message? Body language speaks volumes, and if you’re nervous or self-doubting, it will show if you don’t learn how to monitor your body language when presenting. …

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7 Body Language Tips for Presentations to Guarantee an Engaged Audience

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When it comes to presentations, you communicate as much through what you don’t say as you do through what you do say. In fact, the single most impactful factor when giving a presentation is the non-verbal cues you communicate to your audience. Body language accounts for 55% of the total influence of a presenter. It seems wasteful to spend so much …

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Next Up in PGi’s Coffee Break Webinar Series: “Power Point Slides that Get Results”

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Next up in PGi’s Coffee Break Webinar series is “Power Point Slides that get Results.” In this bite-sized webinar, you will learn everything you need to know to guarantee that your next presentation captivates your audience. There’s nothing worse than spending hours preparing a presentation only to have your hard work and dedication fall flat upon delivery, leaving you — and …

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How To Come Up with Presentation Ideas in 10 Minutes or Less

“Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day: teach someone to create killer presentations and you make them look like a creative genius.” There are only a few things that induce sheer panic and terror in us more than having to create and deliver a presentation to our peers or customers. Even worse is when it has to …

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5 Tips for Better Webinar Presentations And Better Results

We’ve all had that nightmare: you’re supposed to present something to a large group, but it’s not going as planned.  Your technology isn’t working; you stumble over your words or forget your place in the presentation. People are talking amongst themselves, dozing off and even getting up and leaving. First, take a deep breath. Now, to help you avoid losing …

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Sales Presentations: How to Lose Your Audience in 10 Ways

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Want your sales presentation to bore at new extremes? Here are 10 of the most unattractive presentation ideas and off-putting ways to pitch your prospects. Sales Presentations: How to Lose Your Audience in 10 Ways from PGi Put everything you’ll say on your slides. Use small font so it all fits. Read every slide. Write your data out in bullets. Show …

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Why No One Cares About Your Presentation: 5 Don’ts

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Presentations are scary business. For some, it’s the public speaking part that makes them buckle at the knees. For others, it’s the fear of putting everyone to sleep that makes them worry about every detail. But killer presentations aren’t a “pie in the sky.” You simply need to throw out all your old ideas about presentations and subscribe to a …

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Waking the Dead: A Guide to a Killer Presentation

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You’re making a presentation, and suddenly, you hear “squeeeeak..clonk, clonk, clonk.” A monster’s on the way! What do you do? How do you wake the dead? How do you keep beasties and ghouls from ruining your pitch? Here’s your guide to a killer presentation. How to Slay a Zombie Silent and unresponsive, zombies have limited function in their brains, and …

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