Presentation Skills

Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

Humour in Presentations

Whether or not to include humour in presentations is a topic of debate among presenters. On the one hand, humour can really engage audiences, and help them to remember important...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

Opening and Closing

Have you ever felt nervous when you are just about to stand up and deliver a pitch for a very important contract, be it to win a new account or...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

Mind to Mind: The Best Presenters Tell Stories

When pitching for business, a compelling, concise and consistent value proposition is the most important part of the presentation. This should be the first slide that you write. The rest...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

The iPad and Interactive Presentations

There have been more and more articles recently about the accelerating evolution of the iPad as a presentation tool. The iPad has matured beyond a lifestyle gadget into a genuinely...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

Presentation Helper Apps Review

Presenters who deliver presentations using their iPad tend to have looked carefully into the tools to use. But there are plenty of apps for the iPad and iPhone out there...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

How long should I spend talking about each slide?

Many presenters ask us this. But like so many other things to do with presentations, it completely varies depending on the slide, the allotted time, and the presentation content itself....

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

How Can I Control my Nerves when Presenting?

This is the first question we get from a lot of presenters. The vast majority of speakers and presenters suffer from nerves (we’re only human, after all!), and believe that...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

Thoughts, feelings and psychology

The most frequently asked question I have been asked countless times by presenters is, ‘How can I be more confident when presenting?’ No matter how much effort is devoted to rehearsing a...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

Pitch Presentation Details

Don’t Forget the Details So, you’ve spent weeks crafting the perfect structure for your pitch and have complete confidence in your material. You know each part of your pitch backwards...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

How much text should be in my presentation?

The short answer: As little as possible. Text on slides doesn’t work. Bullet points don’t work. Audiences can’t read and listen at the same time, and so they read your slides...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Does it matter if a team uses different versions of PowerPoint?

Some of your team use PowerPoint 2010, some have upgraded to 2013, some are still using 2007, and there is even one guy who’s never got round to replacing his...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

How do I make my audience remember my slides?

It’s one thing if your audience enjoy your presentation, but if they come away without remembering any of your key messages, it won’t be effective. Every presentation has objectives to...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Viral Presentations

There are many reasons for you to record your presentation as a video. You might want people to be able to watch it over and over again. You might want...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

What should I wear for my presentation?

When you’re nervous about a big pitch, it can be the little things you get caught up on. How many times have you lain awake at night, wondering if the...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Can I view a PowerPoint file made in Windows on Mac?

Short answer: “yes” with an “if”. Yes, the files created on a Windows machine can be read and played on a Mac – if some minor work is done before and after....

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Video Presentations through the Sales Cycle

Leads should be nurtured throughout the sales cycle, from first point of contact to post-sale aftercare. Developments in technology mean that this can now be done more effectively and more...

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