Speak First Blog | Presentation Skills

12 January 2018

12 Keys to Delivering Great Virtual Presentations

What comes to mind when your people think about delivering a virtual presentation? Awkward and boring or engaging and time efficient? What would it take to ensure the latter? These 12 keys to ...

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16 August 2017

Don’t Know What To Do With Your Hands When Presenting? Follow These 10 Powerful Rules To Maximise Your Impact

The biggest problem many presenters have – experienced as well as newcomers – is knowing what to do with their hands. They worry endlessly about whether they’re gesturing too much or too little, and ...

30 June 2017

10 Powerful ways to open a presentation with impact

 The first 30 seconds of a presentation is crucial – so don’t waste it. You need to grab the attention of your audience and engage their interest from the start. Many speakers begin by giving their ...

8 February 2017

Why it’s time to leave behind your presentation ‘Leave Behinds’

  One common cause of ‘Death by PowerPoint’ is trying to kill two birds with one stone – producing a presentation and a leave-behind at the same time. As a result both get done badly. As Jerry ...

6 July 2016

Hot tips for handling nerves

  Often, nerves and a lack of confidence can be the main thing holding us back, particularly when speaking in public or attending an interview. While a certain level of nerves can be useful to keep ...

13 April 2016

Successful presenting to people from different cultures

Imagine having to make a presentation to 22 individuals from 22 different countries... That's what two of our senior consultants did recently for the National Audit Office. The countries were as ...

2 December 2015

Team presenting is full of potential pitfalls

The day’s finally arrived. You’re on second. But your colleague who’s on before you is stealing all your lines! And you end up repeating what’s been said because there’s no time to make changes. At ...