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Five Things Every Presenter Should Know About People

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Recently I happened upon the notes I used when I started offering media training, back 20 years ago. There were reams of them. I can't believe I used all that stuff, but I do remember how important I felt it was to squeeze all this information in the workshops. 

 

By contrast I can't remember the last time I used any notes, realizing somewhere along the line that sometimes, actually often, less is more.

 

I learned a lot about making presentations over those years, from both formal and informal assessments of my own sessions, to watching others and reading whatever I could find.

 

That process hasn't stopped and won't. I have blogged about presentations in the past and references to some of those blogs are listed below.

 

But the purpose of this blog is to share a video on making presentations that I find to be bang on. It's by Dr. Susan Weinschenk, author of 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People. The video keys in on five things, and in my humble opinion it is worth checking out by anybody who makes presentations and wants to be better at it. It's right here

 

While I'm constantly tweaking my presentations, the one wholesale change I made over the years came as a result of reading The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs. It resulted in a major change to my visuals. Here's my blog on that

 

And here is one on nervousness from last March. And one on the most powerful word you can use in a speech or presentation. Can you imagine what it might be? 

 

If you have favourite presentations techniques or tricks that you'd like to share, please do.  

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