There is no shortage of books on giving presentations, but they largely focus on the transmission of information. It is easy to think this is all public speaking requires, but a presenter who shut themselves off from the audience won’t fully engage the listener or achieve the purpose of the presentation.
There’s far more to first impressions than we’d like to think, with people basing us on our use of words, projected confidence and even teeth. Given its help in producing business success, it’s a topic worth stressing over.
Who doesn’t love a good dinner party? Amazing atmosphere, interesting people, sparkling wit and sumptuous food…Mmm… are all likely to lead to a memorable evening. But did you know its preparation is akin to that needed for a great speech?
Logitech recently shined a light on the UK’s presentation woes, claiming many workers can’t stand the thought of public speaking – and their nerves end up sending colleagues to sleep.
It is fair to assume CFO like numbers. What’s not to like? The big number above demands your attention, even if you are not analytically inclined. Your interest will be further tweaked when I say that 30, 3, 30 are key numbers that will help CFOs step up to CEO.
Party Political Conference season shows the high risk and reward of getting speeches and presentations right. Fluff your lines, get the tone wrong, or just say something during a pitch that isn’t very popular and your career can be sunk.
Since his first speech announcing his intent to become the next US president, Donald Trump has polarised opinions more deeply than any other candidate. But whether he wins or loses, Trump has made himself heard – so is there anything presenters and businessmen can learn from his campaign?
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Bloom & Wild co-founder Aron Gelbard looks at the increasing importance of packaging design and the role it plays to complete the brand experience.
From cocktail parties to the campaign trail, Beth Levine, author of "Jock Talk: 5 Communication Principles for Leaders as Exemplified by Legends of the Sports World", examined the public comments of athletes and coaches, to illustrate four foundational communication principles.
Webinars have changed the way managers do things for many businesses. A webinar can be used in many different ways including remote interviews, online workshops, real-time lectures and company updates. In some ways the webinar has become the darling of the digital business tools.
What happens if you are delivering an important business presentation and something goes horribly wrong? Will you be able to think on your feet and save the day?