The truth be told, I would not have it any other way. But the reality is that there are days when this is exactly how I feel, and there are other days when I need to remember these things so that I can stay focused on what matters most.
When it comes to notes it’s a case of some do, some don’t, some who do shouldn’t, and some who don’t should. In other words, it’s a mixed bag.
Some use notes as an excuse for standing behind a podium, and in some more formal presentations were specific data is being presented that has to be 100% accurate, that’s fine.
Others use notes as a [Read more…]
One of the more powerful, but often overlooked tools for bringing visuals into your presentation is a simple flip chart. In today’s technology heavy world, people tend to think that there is no value in writing things on flip chart. But nothing could be further from the truth.
In reality, the audience feels more engaged when they see their words and ideas appear in front of them, and there’s not a great way to do this without using a flip chart. It’s worth practicing on the flip chart so that you know how big to write and how to manage the changing of pages.
Here is an idea that isn’t often mentioned, [Read more…]
Computer generated visuals are one of the greatest inventions of all time for presenters. They make it easy to quickly develop and easily display images that support your message.
Yes, I’m talking about tools like: [Read more…]
Few things have more impact in a presentation than great visuals, but unfortunately many people use them incorrectly. Often that happens because they don’t understand the power of power of story to create a mental picture in the mind.
Imagine an attorney making his case before a jury. He asks them close their eyes as he uses his words to paint a picture that transports them to a particular time and place. This tactic allows him to guide them to see what he wants them to see, and it’s an incredibly powerful illustration of the power of story and its ability to create visuals that you cannot touch.
You may have a tremendous visual presentation that accompanies your speech, but what happens if [Read more…]