how to tell a story in a presentation

Storytelling is vital to a professional presentation. Once you learn how to tell a story in a presentation, you can build your reputation significantly.   Storytelling can help you connect personally with your audience and make your presentation more memorable.   Many people hesitate to tell personal stories.  Common self-doubt include “What does this have to do

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don-mcmillan

My husband shared this video with me and I laughed out loud – “Life after Death by Powerpoint” by Don McMillan.  Within 4 minutes, Don talked about some of the most common mistakes we make with our PowerPoint presentations.    Here are my favorites. What Not to Do #1: Spelling out Every Word on a Slide I

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presentation tips

With my new job, I have had many opportunities to learn useful and simple presentation tips.  In the last 3 months, I attended two conferences and three Town Hall presentations led by senior leaders.   Each one was memorable in its own way.   In this article, I summarized four simple presentation tips I learned from watching how these leaders

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presenting tips

Every presenters have one common goal – keep the audience’s attention.  That’s why it’s important to use effective presenting tips to engage your audience.  The last thing you want from your audience during a presentation is a yawn. Or nodding off. Or fiddling with their mobile phones. You don’t want a scene that puts your

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Now that you have a good storyline and invested significant time preparing a great presentation, it’s time where the rubber meets the road.  A lot can still happen during a presentation that can distract the audience.  Here are 4 tips to use during your presentation to make sure all your hard work pays off and

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giving presentation

You do NOT need to know Powerpoint well to give great presentations.   Many people spend too much time making good looking slides and miss out on the larger picture.  There are three things that would make a presentation great. Your audience is listening intently to what you have to say Your audience understands what

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step by step instructions

The following is a step by step instruction on how to develop an effective, practical presentation.  This process keeps in mind your audience and builds informal buy-in prior to the presentation. Effective presentations are the bread and butter of consultants as we are paid handsomely by major corporations sometimes just for recommendations delivered in a

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how to present well

Every person can learn how to present well.  Both the techniques you use and your style matter in the success of a good presentation. Not every presentation approach will work for an individual person, and it is always recommended to develop a personal style that you are comfortable and confident using. This confidence will show

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