#1 Presentation Mythstake

2019-07-23T11:25:06+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Presentation Skills|

Old habits die hard… According to neuroscientists, people who attend training generally forget a staggering 70% of new information they learnt, within the first 24 hours!*  It’s not that you have a bad memory, it’s simply the way our brains work. No wonder then that despite one’s sincerest intentions to put new skills into [...]

#2 Presentation Mythstakes

2019-07-23T10:24:46+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Presentation Skills|

#2 Presentation Mythstakes… “Learning to be an effective presenter is only necessary if your job requires you to give presentations"  Wrong! A mantra we used 30 years ago to promote the need for presentation skills development is as valid today as it was then: 'The single most influencing factor in anyone’s career success, is the [...]

#3 Presentation Mythstakes

2019-07-23T10:24:17+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Presentation Skills|

#3 Presentation Mythstakes… “The fewer slides you use, the better” This reasoning doesn’t work. It only came about in the vain hope that people would keep their business presentations shorter and punchier. Instead people default to creating slides that are dense with content and data. This will not support you as a speaker.; also, the [...]

#4 Presentation Mythstakes

2019-07-23T10:23:51+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Presentation Skills|

#4 Presentation Mythstakes… “Give them your credentials upfront” Avoid! In the first 30 to 90 seconds of your business presentation an audience is not interested in you waxing lyrical about who you are and what qualifies you to be there! It’s not about you, it’s about them. From your first breath, engage them, pique [...]

#5 Presentation Mythstakes

2019-07-23T10:23:22+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Presentation Skills|

#5 Presentation Mythstakes… “I don’t need to rehearse; it makes me less spontaneous”   I don’t have enough fingers on enough hands to count how often I have heard this from people I have trained. Have you thought what it might be like to fly with a pilot who has never practiced his flying skills in [...]

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