Public Speaking & Presentations

Learn the best techniques to make effective PowerPoint presentations in public speaking as well as how to eliminate common barriers during public speaking presentations. Read some of the most famous speeches and quotes used in persuasive speech topics by notable people.

10 Tips on Building Self Confidence Before an Important Presentation

presentation tips for an important presentation

Just before you walk on the stage to deliver your presentation, you might feel jittery, confused and even a bit sick. Some people can even suffer from some kind of body ache or nausea due to the stress associated with public speaking. The problem usually eases out as the presenter walks on stage and begins …

Key Elements of a Successful Presentation for a Summit Meeting

what is a summit meeting

Summit meetings are not like the mundane day to day meetings and seminars that are many times just a part of some quarterly or annual event. Summits are conducted between stakeholders to discuss pressing issues and therefore require some specific presentation norms to ensure that the topic under discussion is not sidetracked. Therefore, it is …

8 Key Must-Have Elements to Make a Professional Presentation

8 Key Must-Have Elements to Make a Professional Presentation

A professional presentation requires a few key elements that can help you achieve desired goals. When presenting before a group of professionals, you need to be mindful of certain things which can help you acquire desired results by ensuring that your content is clear, cohesive and sends out a message that can resonate with your …

How to Prepare a Two Minute Speech on Time

Speech on Time

You might be in a hurry to deliver a two minute speech or you might want to prepare for a short speech to deliver as closing remarks at an event. Whatever the case might be, there are a number of ways by which you can prepare a two minute speech on time.

Why It Is Important to Prioritize Your Audience for a Presentation

Why It Is Important to Prioritize Your Audience for a Presentation

When you’re preparing your presentation, do you think about what you want to say, or what your audience needs to hear? You see, there’s a big difference between inadvertently preparing your presentation for yourself rather than your audience. And this can translate to whether your presentation will be a hit or a miss. It is …

How to Motivate Yourself Before a Presentation

Motivating Yourself Before a Presentation

Public speaking can be daunting even for the most experienced speakers. Every instance and every audience presents different hurdles. And for those who are new to it, public speaking events, like giving a presentation, can be overwhelming. There are even people who try to avoid it at all costs, as giving a presentation can be …

Using the Japanese PechaKucha Style for Presentations

PechaKucha

While there are more and more presentation tools that have sprouted up, with PowerPoint in the lead with its new features and capabilities, the problem still remains. Many people still commit the biggest presentation sins of putting too much information and too many elements in every slide, and using up too many slides. The result …

Five Presentation Mistakes to Avoid When Presenting Before a Client

Things to Avoid when presenting Before a Client

Many of us have probably experienced dull, confusing, and uninspiring presentations. However, while there are many bad presentations you might recall, you may also remember one really good presentation that took your breath away–or at least didn’t leave you snoozing. Now, if or when it’s your turn to do a presentation, wouldn’t you want to …

How to Persuade Your Audience During a Presentation

How to Convince your Audience

Having the power of persuasion is like mastering a magic trick. It may seem hard to figure it out at first, but once you have it, you can awe your audience, and everyone will be wondering how you did it. The thing is, persuading your audience is not as hard as you think it is. With …

Body Language and Presentation Tips for Beginners

Body Language and Presentation Tips for Beginners

How you present yourself through body language can make or break your presentation before you even utter your first word. The moment you enter the room or step onto the stage, your audience will already have an idea of what’s in store for them. And from that, they will already make the decision to either …