As presenters we want people to pay attention, be engaged and remember the message. The key to doing that? Science now says it involves storytelling: Stories stimulate emotions, which may be the key to better learning, attention, memory and decision making.
Last week, we discussed the difference between fear and anxiety. Our conclusion was that most presenters actually possess more anxiety than fear when it comes to presentations and public speaking. Given that reality, I want to unpack ways in which you can combat anxiety in your next speech.
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Holding someone’s full attention is a tough task these days — even if just for a few minutes. Presenters today must go above and beyond the standard PowerPoint speech. What are tips and tactics for doing this? The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Content Marketing Institute all wrote articles recently … Read More..
With the holiday season starting, it’s time to brush up on cocktail-party talk. What’s top of mind these days? Look no further than to these three infographics:
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld summed up mankind’s psychological weakness nicely when he shared his observations about how people fear public speaking more than dying. However, the reality is that only a few of us are truly fearful of public speaking. Being fearful and being nervous are two completely different emotions that … Read More..
“Show me the money!” Every business owner has heard this before. The better quote might be, “How do I show the money to get the most investment?”
With the rise of social media, video and mobile technologies, investor relations have certainly evolved in recent years. To point: Who would … Read More..
I can’t get enough of movies. My ideal Friday nights consist of flopping down on the couch and watching a movie at home. There’s just something about the combination of visuals and audio that resonates with me. More importantly, it’s the strong storytelling that pulls me in over and over … Read More..
We’ve all sat through nightmare presentations: You squirm with discomfort, cringe at overwhelming slides, and sometimes even go running in the opposite direction. Don’t haunt your audiences! Decks should keep viewers on the edge of their seats, not crying for mercy.
With Halloween here, we’ve resurrected 10 horrors of presenting … Read More..