Questions, Public speaking and presentation tips

Use Questions To Keep Your Audience Awake

I was at a presentation last year and was reminded that the concentration span of the average person in your audience is around 10 minutes. So every 10 minutes they drift off and think about what they should be doing at work, what is for lunch, what they have planned for the weekend and other unrelated stuff. So as a …

Present with Passion

Present With Passion

Aristotle, the Greek Philosopher and one of the fathers of public speaking suggested that all speakers must have “Pathos” when they present. Pathos is the emotion and passion with which the presenter speaks Passion is one of the key ingredients in public speaking and presentation skills. It will help make your message stick, help you connect with your audience and …

Speak With Conviction

One of the keys to being a successful speaker and ensuring that your message is heard, understood and acted upon by the audience, is to ensure you use the right emotion. You need to be genuine, authentic, and honest and you need to be aligned with your message. The easiest way to do this is to have conviction, absolute conviction …

Connect With Your Audience; Build Rapport

One of the keys to effective public speaking and presenting is the ability to connect with your audience. You will all have experienced workshops and seminars where the speaker really connected with you and had a massive influence over your thinking. And there will be other presenters who may have been quite confident and eloquent, but they failed to have …

Who Are You Speaking For

It’s not about you As a speaker, presenter, educator and trainer it is always important to remember that you are speaking for the audience. You are speaking to inform them, persuade them, to help them achieve something in their life or to overcome a problem. You are not speaking for yourself, because you like the sound of your voice or …