02 May

How to Boost Your Confidence Before a Big Presentation

Boost Confidence before a Big Presentation

When it comes to things people fear in life, death and public speaking are high on that list. Some people might say that standing up in front of a bunch of strangers is even worse than death.

Just the thought of public speaking can cause your heart to race and your breathing to become shallow. Your palms get clammy and your mouth dry. And it’s not just newbie speakers who feel this level of nervousness – veteran speakers readily admit to feeling nervous before giving a big presentation.

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05 Apr

Simple Presentation Ideas for First-Time Presenters

First Time Presenter

You’ve studied hard, achieved expertise in your field, and are building a solid reputation for yourself and your innovative ideas.

The one thing you haven’t done is achieved a comfort level in public speaking.

Now you’ve been asked to be a presenter at an upcoming event. You want to do it to advance your ideas, you know it is an honor to be asked, but all you can think about is that you may fail miserably as a presenter.

Here are some ideas on how to make your public speaking debut successfully with examples to illustrate these techniques in action.

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08 Mar

How Fear of Public Speaking Can Hold Back Your Career

Public Speaking FearIf you suffer from a fear of public speaking, you are definitely not alone. In fact, fear of public speaking often lands in the top five of the biggest fears that humans have. In some surveys, it even lands in the number one slot, with death coming in at a close second!

While some people may be able to get through life without ever having to stand in front of people and give a speech, career-minded people who seek to advance do not have that luxury. In fact, allowing your fear of public speaking to control your actions (or non-actions) can damage your career and make it next to impossible to be promoted. Speaking has become a necessary skill in today’s workforce, and the higher you go in an organization, the more presentations you are expected to give.

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09 Feb

51 Tweetable Public Speaking Tips

Tweetable Public Speaking Tips
Like so many precious jewels, good advice can also come in small packages.

A growing number of public speaking specialists are turning to the social media site Twitter to offer nuggets of knowledge that can help aspiring orators.

In just 140 characters, they tell us valuable things to make our presentations better.

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12 Dec

How to Completely Bomb During Your Next Presentation

Boring Presentation

There is a rampant epidemic among public speakers, and that is that far too many are giving presentations that audiences love. To make matters worse, these same presenters are not only entertaining their listeners but also giving them actionable steps to improve their lives and businesses.

To ensure you don’t fall into this trap, we want to present you with ways that you can absolutely bomb your next presentation so your audience is bored, annoyed, and uninspired.

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29 Nov

Want Beautiful PowerPoint Presentations? It’s Easy When You Follow These 7 Rules

Create Beautiful Presentations

It’s almost a miracle if a person can get through life without having to sit through one, let alone many, boring and ugly PowerPoint presentations. For most of us, these less-than-thrilling presentations are a part of our everyday lives.

What’s worse is when we are the very people who subject others to ugly PowerPoint presentations. But the good news is, you don’t have to create bad slides any longer, and you don’t have to be a professional designer to turn out some awesome looking presentations.

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