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Dealing with the psychological effects of fear before a presentation, interview or negotiation

Last week I wrote about the physiological effects of fear that many people (at least the people with bodies) experience before a presentation, negotiation or interview. Today I want to have a look at the common psychological […]

Tactical Email – Keeping your inbox empty and your mind free to concentrate on the important stuff

Imagine you are at home and outside your house there is an old-fashioned letterbox, the kind you see in American movies. You are working on something very important in your study and yet every five […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: Email, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to deal with the physiological effects of nervousness before a presentation, interview or negotiation

Once again this week I saw someone refer to the “fact” that public speaking is people’s number one fear, even greater then sickness, death and loneliness. The source for this factoid is The Book of Lists by […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: Nerves, Presentation Skills|0 Comments

Is advice from TED about making presentations any good?

TED curator Chris Anderson has this week released a video called “TED’s Secret to Great Public Speaking”. Is his advice any good and can you apply it to making presentations at work?

The video is 8 […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Presentation Skills|Tags: |0 Comments

Howard Gardner on Learning, Philosophy and Communication

In the LaVanguardia newspaper today there is a fantastic interview with Howard Gardner (author of multiple intelligences theory).

http://www.lavanguardia.com/lacontra/20160411/401021583313/una-mala-persona-no-llega-nunca-a-ser-buen-profesional.html

 It’s in Spanish, but here are the best quotes (in bold) with my thoughts underneath:

“I have discovered that […]

By |April 11th, 2016|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to rehearse your presentation when alone and also with others

Everyone gets nervous when they present, even professional speakers. Being nervous reminds you that what you are doing is important. Remember, a presentation is (or should be) an important event – a one-hour presentation to […]

By |April 7th, 2016|Categories: Presentation Skills|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Don’t speak about yourself at the beginning – 5 parts to a great presentation opening

Most people begin their presentations by talking about themselves and why the audience should listen to them. However, the audience won’t be interested in WHO you are until they know WHAT you will be speaking […]

By |April 2nd, 2016|Categories: Presentation Skills, Sin categoría|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Record yourself on camera in order to become a better presenter – but turn the sound off!

Recording yourself on video is one of the best ways to improve your presentations skills. And yet very few people do it. Why? I think it’s because they don’t like to see themselves on camera. […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Presentation Skills|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to brainstorm alone – try this proven method that only takes 10 minutes

There are many books and articles about how to brainstorm with a group. But what about when you are alone? And you need to get some new ideas fast? I have been using a method […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , |0 Comments

Get your hands out of your pockets – how to use your hands when presenting

In this 6-minute video I go over the most important do’s and don’ts of using your hands when presenting. I look at common mistakes such as keeping your hands in your pockets, having a pen […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Presentation Skills|Tags: , |0 Comments

Delete the “Thank you!” slide – how to end your presentation

The most important sections of your presentation are the beginning and ending. The beginning is when you will grab the attention of the audience and hopefully persuade them you are worth listening to for the […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , |0 Comments

Better organise your life with 3 InBoxes

Each of us, every day, has to manage large amounts of new information coming at us in a continuous avalanche. Most of this information comes at us digitally, and there are many tools (my favourite […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 things to do in the bathroom before your presentation.

We all feel nervous before speaking in front of an audience. There’s no escaping the nerves, the best thing is to recognise the symptoms for what they are, that they are natural to everyone and […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: |0 Comments

How to make a presentation to a hostile audience

“False beliefs, it turns out, have little to do with one’s stated political affiliations and far more to do with self-identity: What kind of person am I, and what kind of person do I want […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: Videos|Tags: |0 Comments

How to remember what you want to say during your presentation

En este vídeo de 5 minutos respondo una de las preguntas más comunes sobre la realización de presentaciones – ¿cómo puedo estar menos nervioso? A menudo, los nervios pueden provenir de un miedo de ir […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , |0 Comments

Don’t say it!

There are many things that we would be better off not saying when speaking in public, but here are three definite no-no’s. And yet I hear them all the time!

Never open your presentation by asking […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , |0 Comments

You are Mr Miyagi, not the Karate Kid: The most important person in your presentation

What is the most important aspect of your Presentation?

You?
Your ideas?
Your arguments?
Your PowerPoint?

I ask this question at the beginning of every workshop I give on Presenting Powerfully. The answers are always varied. No one group ever […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: |0 Comments