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Jul
15

Effective Presentations: Keeping the audience’s attention

Effective Presentations: Keeping the audience’s attention Especially if you’ve been allocated a dead hour of an agenda – i.e. 3:00pm when everyone’s energy is waning, how do you ensure your audience is paying attention? Here are some sure-fire ways to get eyes on you and brains switched on.

By Murray Fitzpatrick | Effective Presentations
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Jun
30

Effective Presentations: Major mistakes presenters make

Effective Presentations: Major mistakes presenters make There are a few golden rules to follow to avoid the major pitfalls of a poor presentation. Here are my top ten to keep in mind.

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Jun
15

Effective Presentations: Using handouts effectively

Effective Presentations: Using handouts effectively I guarantee that we’ve all walked away from a presentation on either side of the extreme. Either empty handed with no material and just the speakers words running around in your brain, or inundated with so much paperwork and notes that you won’t get enough time until the end of time […]

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May
15

Effective Presentations: Using flipcharts effectively

Effective Presentations: Using flipcharts effectively Depending on your type of presentation, sometimes a flip chart is easier and more effective for the group, as they give you the opportunity to post notes around the room for later reference, tear off pages for group work etc, but so often the presenter botches the use of the flip […]

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Apr
15

Effective Presentations: Using PowerPoint effectively

Effective Presentations: Using PowerPoint effectively We’ve all been there – A hellish PowerPoint presentation. They come in a few different shades. The presenter that has typed out EVERY WORD on their PowerPoint slide and insists on reading it all back to you. The over-animated, bouncing whirling, motion-sickness inducing presentation. They just keep coming. So what […]

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Mar
15

Effective Presentations: Using Visuals

Top reasons to use visuals in your presentations We all know that being spoken at for anywhere between 15 minutes to 8 hours during your general presentation days/conferences is enough to make you want to leap out the nearest window. So how can you make your presentation engaging, effective and kind on attendees sanity? Firstly […]

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Feb
15

Effective Presentations: Encourage Participation

Encouraging Participation Whichever of the methods listed below you choose, you must keep it moving. Catch the audience’s attention and keep it. Participants expect to be involved but you must choose the most appropriate methods for your particular audience. Here are a list of the top ways to encourage participation in a group, along with […]

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Jan
13

Effective Presentations: Involve your Audience

Effective Presentations: Involve your Audience There is nothing tougher than standing in front of an audience of complete strangers and asking them to give you their undivided attention for the next x amount of minutes. One sure-fire way to get your audience onside is to get them – and keep them – involved. We all […]

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