Bad presentations: I've been reminded recently of a observation by Scott Berkun, a writer and speaker who's spoken at conferences all over the world and written a great book 'Confessions of a Public Speaker'. One of the ideas in his book is something I totally agree with. Burkun says: "The problem with most bad presentations I see is not the … [Read more...]
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So you're a nervous speaker: where does your focus naturally go? Today's post is around a link to some very interesting research on where your eyes and attention go if you're an anxious presenter. Assuming you're able to look up and 'take in' your audience - and if you're nervous, that's not a given (I cite myself in that category of looking down … [Read more...]
The best tool to engage an audience Our goal when communicating with an audience is to engage them so that we get our message across successfully. And this engagement needs to happen pretty much straight away at the start, or they'll drift, and we may not get them back again (smartphones are always beckoning). So what's our best tool to engage an … [Read more...]