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Don’t give your power to the PowerPoint!

What’s the first thing most people do when they put a presentation together? They open PowerPoint or Keynote and start fiddling with fonts and begin copying and pasting large amounts of text from a written report. What’s the problem with these presentations? They’re boring! A presenter who recites information from text-heavy slide decks is not… Continue reading Don’t give your power to the PowerPoint!

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Blog, Preparation, Public Speaking, training, vocal variety

Colour your voice with the 4 Ps: Pitch, Pace, Power, Pause

Nobody wants to listen to a robotic, monotonous voice. It's boring, unconvincing and, frankly, difficult to listen to for any length of time. As much as 38% of our message is relayed by our voice, according to research undertaken by Dr. Albert Mehrabian, a UCLA professor and researcher. That means that how we speak has… Continue reading Colour your voice with the 4 Ps: Pitch, Pace, Power, Pause

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Are Your Ready for Your Next Presentation? Prepare Yourself with These Questions

Have you been invited to present to your board, staff, a potential client or an industry group? This can be a great opportunity for you. However, when you sit down to put your presentation together, do you know where and how to start? Do you know how to craft a presentation that will impress and… Continue reading Are Your Ready for Your Next Presentation? Prepare Yourself with These Questions