Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Presenting Tips # 2

Control the focus of attention at ALL times.

Eliminate distractions behind and around you.
Take down posters & pictures, move people and plants. Get rid of old flip chart pages and redundant PowerPoint slides.
Your task is to manipulate the audience to consider you information or proposals. Remember that the audience has thousands of alternative thoughts to play with and you are competing with these.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Presenting Tips # 1


Yes, I know it is heretical to write this, but if you use Powerpoint, never use Bullet Poiints.
There is always a better way to put your point across during a presentation. Bullet points are poor prompts and they inevitably distract the audience and cause a loss of focus. If you do not rely on bullets you will promote the pleasure that comes from creativity and presence. There are many positive ways to use PowerPoint but text should be avoided apart from titles, quotes, demonstrations and interactive discussion.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Open Course

Our next Assertive Presentation and Training Skills open course will take place at the Canonbury Academy, Islington on 22 - 23 May.
The rooms are quiet; the food is good; and the training is excellent .
Call John on 01524 735320 for more information.