Speeches and presentations

Telling stories pays off for you

01 Jun, 2020 Messaging, Speeches and presentations, Writing and layout

"Are you telling stories again?", your parents probably said to you when you were young, suspecting you of not being totally truthful. But metaphorical stories and anecdotes as a form of communication in the adult world are powerful. Leadership is about communication, and one of the most effective ways to communicate is to use stories to illustrate key corporate themes. Why stories? Isn’t that rather simplistic and patronizing? Isn’t that talking down to educated ...

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Offer genuine value when public speaking

01 Jun, 2020 Speeches and presentations

People quickly sense when a speaker unfairly uses the opportunity to ‘sell’ their product or service. Audience members don’t like to be ambushed by someone who they recognize is mainly there to deliver a sales pitch. This problem especially tends to happen with consultants. The speaker will talk about a successful case study, but they may leave out some of the key aspects of their strategy to preserve a commercial advantage and they may ...

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Speeches need to be promoted

01 Jun, 2020 Media relations, Speeches and presentations

Whether we are an in-house communicator or a consultant, we know a speech isn't worth giving unless it reaches the right audience and directly supports your organization's or client’s mission and goals. Reaching the right audience means reaching more people than those who attend on the day. It means promoting the speech in various ways to maximize the benefits from the opportunity. Firstly, some tips for ‘selling’ a speech proposal As a communicator you ...

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Inspire your audience with this great technique for speeches and presentations

01 Jun, 2020 Speeches and presentations

This article gives you a proven formula for delivering effective presentations and speeches to a wide range of audiences. You will learn how to develop a logical structure and sequence to successfully getting your point across. It is available to you in a convenient Kindle collection of 11 top articles on business presentations for only $11.99 including tax. Click here to buy.

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How to make a persuasive presentation to senior executives

01 Jun, 2020 Speeches and presentations

Time is tight for senior executives, and so your presentations needs to be tight. You need to stick to the key points and not get caught up with detail. This article explains how you can make a strong presentation with a strong call to action. It is available to you in a special Kindle collection of 11 top articles on business presentations for only $11.99 including tax. Click here to buy.

 

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Here’s how introverts can make strong presentations

01 Jun, 2020 Speeches and presentations

Research has found that 40-50% of all people are introverts. Even though many introverts are very good managers, they are uncomfortable in confronting unfamiliar groups and audiences. This article explains how introverts can strengthen presentation skills. Extraverts can also benefit from the points made here. You can read the full article in a convenient Kindle collection of 11 top articles on business presentations for only $11.99 including tax. Click here to buy.

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