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. They sound and look different from the image they have of themselves. But to be a good presenter you need […]
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 for the last seven years in my workshops and also for myself, that has proven time and again to be […]
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 in your hand and touching your face while speaking.
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 next 20 minutes, and the ending will be where you summarise your main points and key message in such a […]
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 being Evernote) to capture and organise this deluge. But what about the physical inputs? Are there effective ways of capturing […]
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 that the most important things in life should make you nervous.
Of course, if you haven’t done any preparation then you […]