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Why bullet points on slides don't work presentation skills Mar 14, 2022

It's time to dump those text-heavy slides from your presentations. A growing body of research in Europe, in the US and in England shows they simply don't work. 

A list of bullet points on a slide is not the best way to communicate. In fact...

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Can you survive the 7-second test? body language presentation skills Jan 10, 2022

An audience will start judging you before you’ve even said one word.

They read your body language, they feel your emotion, and they start to form a conclusion about what kind of speaker you’ll be. 

All of this happens in a few...

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8 Steps to Success as a Speaker presentation skills Dec 15, 2021

Here are eight sure-fire ways of improving any speech or presentation. With these tips you will feel more comfortable, and you’ll have a much better chance of persuading the audience about the merits of your message.

Be conversational

You...

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Checklist for a successful presentation presentation skills Dec 15, 2021

Today I want to share what I think of as a checklist for a successful presentation. 

Before you start

  • What’s the most important idea or message you want to share?
  • What does the audience expect from you?
  • What is the outcome you desire?
  • ...
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Why would you want to talk like TED? presentation skills ted talks Nov 12, 2021

By guest contributor Teri Kingston (pictured)

What is it about TED-style speaking that makes it so attractive and compelling? What exactly do organizers mean by ‘TED-style’ anyway? And why would I, a professional speaker, want to learn...

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How to become a TED star presentation skills Oct 12, 2021

If you make presentations or give speeches on a regular basis, I’m pretty sure you’ll have looked for tips from some TED Talks contributors. The TED Talks have become a gold standard for presentations, and some of the presenters have...

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Time to re-think your speaking style? presentation skills Sep 14, 2021

Are you using an outdated model when you’re thinking about how best to make your message stick with an audience?

Traditionally, speakers have believed they can make their messages stick if they understand how people learn. For years...

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What colour is your speech? presentation skills Sep 13, 2021

What colour is your speech? That’s the eyebrow-raising headline over a new blog by the always-interesting Nick Morgan. Nick is one of North America’s top communication theorists and coaches, and someone who has been a guest contributor...

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How TalkitOut improves speakers - fast presentation skills public speaking Aug 16, 2021

Our TalkitOut Technique changes the way you prepare, the way you deliver, and the way audiences respond to, speeches and presentations.

It’s based on a simple reality… that we all communicate in two very different ways.

  • We use...
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