Monthly Archives: June 2011

Presentation Performance Anxiety? Use it!

If you suffer from nerves before you present, you are not alone. What you can do, is to accept it, control your response to it, and use it to enhance your performance. Continue reading

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The Power of Story: A Key Presentation Tool

The difference between a good presentation story and one that falls flat is the message of your story. Learn how to do it; it’s a key presentation tool. Continue reading

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How to Write Powerful PowerPoint Slides or What Was I Thinking?

You have a lot to present and you want your slides to be well written. You believe that sentences should be well constructed and points must be powerful. What’s more, you want the entire script on your slides and you have good reason for doing precisely that. Still, you have questions. Your answers are here.

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How to be Engaging When You’re Stuck Behind a Podium or Best Practices for a Worst Case Scenario

It’s possible there are worse presentation set-ups than being stuck behind a podium with a fixed mic, but I can’t think of them off the top of my head. Unless the presenter is also on a stage, which compounds the separation–and the human connection. That said, you have a problem. You’re a scientist about to present at a conference and you know the set up will be exactly as I’ve described. What to do? Lots.

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