Welcome to Speaking about Presenting!
We’re Olivia Mitchell and Tony Burns and this website is full of presentation tips to help you with your next presentation.
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You’ll find plenty of great free tips on this website to help you out. Start by choosing from one of the categories below.
How to make an effective presentation
The content of your presentation, what you say, is the most important. Start planning by crafting a key message, then choose a structure and use stories, examples and statistics to back-up what you’re saying. Finally work out the presentation introduction.
Powerpoint slides have the ability to enhance or sabotage your content. Unfortunately, the way most people use PowerPoint they sabotage themselves. Find out why bullet-points don’t work and how you can do a make-over of a bullet-point slide.
How to give an effective presentation
You’re probably quite good at having a one-on-one conversation with somebody. But somehow those skills desert you when you get up to speak in front of a group. We’ll show you how to use those conversational skills to connect with your audience – we call it conversational presenting. Find out about body language, projecting your voice and using eye contact.
How to overcome the fear of public speaking
It’s normal to be nervous and having some nervousness is useful. But you’re probably thinking it would be good to have some way of reducing your anxiety about public speaking. We’ll explain how you can use proven psychological techniques to reduce your fear of public speaking.
How to manage the audience
Being able to interact with the audience and handle tricky audience situations can make your speech much more effective. You can find out about how to keep audience attention, encourage questions from the audience and how to handle a heckler.
We do hope you enjoy our site and find the tips useful.
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