Tag Archives: Presenting

“Keep up, sit up and shut up.” The Poor Presenter’s Prayer?

I have to credit my wife with this one.  She has been giving me excellent forthright feedback for nearly 40 years, and this morning over breakfast was no exception.  She was explaining something to me, and to be honest I … Continue reading

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7 ways to not answer a question when you are Presenting.

There are people on the planet who believe that when they are presenting they are required to answer any question they may be asked.  Believing that they, and only they, must answer any question thrown at them, they then do … Continue reading

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The 5 things you can do with a question, apart from answer it!

This one comes up a lot in Presentation Skills training: “What do I do if I get asked a question and I don’t know the answer?’ People get overly stressed by this, and as a result spend way too much … Continue reading

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How to deal with an Expert

My clients are clever.  They are successful in business because they know stuff that their own clients don’t.  Not to put too fine a point on it. So they get worried when they bump into someone who they think knows … Continue reading

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It’s OK to “umm” and “err”!

Good news, you umm and errers (ie most of the people I work with on Presentation Skills Training)! According to researchers at Univesity of Rochester, New York, parents who pepper their explanations of things to their children with “umms” and “errs” are in … Continue reading

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7 Habits of highly ineffective Presenters.

A guide to Michael Brown’s favourite worst Presentation habits, based on years of training in the subject and being on the receiving end of more than his fair share of suicidally bad practice. Continue reading

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