7 Easy Steps to Powerful Presentations
About Fern Lebo
Award winning speaker, trainer and coach, Fern Lebo decimates the rules and reinvents communication with a whole new system for building business relationships—in person, on screen, and on paper.
A respected communications authority, Fern teaches the secrets of powerful presentation and strategic business writing—in workshops, keynotes and corporate retreats across North America. She is President of FrontRunner Communications, the author of six books and adjunct professor at Auburn University.
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A presentation is a performance. It’s your opportunity to get out front and dazzle an audience while you play the leading role. And the secret to an outstanding presentation performance is to keep it real. Use the human touch to make human connections–because that’s where you’ll get the big payoff. Continue reading
One of the most common questions I am asked in a coaching session is, “What do I do with my hands?” Don’t guess. Get answers. This blog tells all. Continue reading
Writing for today’s business reader is not difficult. It requires an understanding of the way people read and attention to the elements that trigger a positive response. Here are five simple rules to help you write like a pro.
According to a recent study from Yale University, the word “you” is the most persuasive word in the English language. And since it is, learn how to take advantage of that reality in your presentations and in your business writing. You won’t be sorry. Continue reading
The power in PowerPoint comes not from the all tricks it can do or from all the words you can jam onto the screen. It comes from the technology’s effectiveness as a conveyor of images. As a visual aid, PowerPoint gives you the opportunity to be a great presenter. As a visual adjunct to your presentation, it can enhance, simplify, emphasize, entertain, underscore or highlight what you–the presenter–are saying. But as an information vehicle, it fails miserably.
Whether you are in sales, education or service, a professional or a once-in-a-while presenter, it isn’t smart to put your audience to sleep. For predictably positive results, here are ten easy steps to a better way.
I admit it: a great sales presentation is not quite the same as musical theatre. Still, great presentations and Broadway musicals have so many features in common, I simply had to ask the question. And there’s more. Lots more.
A presentation is a performance. It’s your opportunity to get out front and dazzle an audience while you play the leading role. Use the human touch to make human connections–because that’s where you’ll get the big payoff. Be easy to understand. Grab your audience with your sincerity. Inspire them with your real-ness. This article tells you how. Continue reading
According to scientific research, an audience gives a presenter between 15 seconds to 2 minutes before deciding whether or not it is worth paying attention to the presentation. If that’s true–and we have no reason to believe it is not–we must wonder why so many presenters waste their most important minutes looking and sounding like everyone else.