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Tips to present better

If you want to improve your ability to create powerful business presentations you have to master three aspects: preparation, design and delivery. In these articles I'll show you how.

How can you make sure your audience gives you a round of applause once you finish your presentation?

That’s an important question because this is the objective of a conclusion. With your introduction, you want them to listen and with your conclusion you want to make them clap.

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In this article I’m going to share with you a nice communication model I’ve learned from Gina Barnett.  

Gina Barnett is a great communication consultant who is also a speaker coach for the Main Stage TED Conference. She also wrote an interesting book on communication, body language and presence: Play...

When you give a presentation, it’s often followed by Q&A. One of the mistakes I see is that most business professionals assume that their presentation is over when the presentation is over. It’s not. Q&A is an integral part of your presentation, so make sure you get it right.  

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Is a presentation always the right medium?

We live in a world where it doesn’t matter what you want to communicate, you have to use PowerPoint (or any other presentation tool).

  • Do you want to update your team on the business situation with a client? Let’s use PowerPoint. 
  • Do you want...

What are the three essential aspects to consider in order to create high-quality presentations? In the last few months I've been sharing many tips, but if I had to choose the three most important ones, I would pick the following three.

FORGET THE TOOL  

The first thing most business...

Have you ever thought about which kind of background works best for your slides? Light, dark, black, white?

Preamble: I don't want to say that one type of background is always better than another, otherwise you might say that I'm not flexible enough. So the answer is, it depends on...