Monthly Archives: May 2012

Special effects do not disguise a thin plot

Like a film, a presentation is not about the special effects.  It’s about the story.  A cinema audience may be impressed by clever use of computer-generated imagery; the audience at your presentation may be impressed by the clever PowerPoint slides you … Continue reading

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Sorry for any inconvenience caused?

Many mistakes in public speaking are distracting to the audience: not making eye contact, talking too fast, shuffling your feet… such habits make it difficult for people to take in and remember what you’re saying.  But these offences pale into insignificance beside insincerity. On … Continue reading

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