Tips for Great Presentations & Training

5 Universal Factors of Great Speakers

Ask yourself what it is that makes great speakers so exceptionally good? Is it passion? Confidence and enthusiasm? Thorough preparation and practice? Maybe these speakers have learned the Zen of presenting…     »read more»

The Two Parts of an Effective Summary

Most business or technical-related presentations are divided into a number of main topics. Speakers usually tell their audience at the beginning what points they will cover in the outline. It’s usually given in a way similar to this…     »read more»

How to Develop Your Key Message

Your key message is that one main idea that you want your audience to absolutely remember when you finish with your presentation. It.s the message that you want your listeners to consider or act upon….   »read more»

How to Develop Your Purpose Statement

The purpose statement, or „goal“ of a presentation, needs to be clearly articulated so the audience knows where you want to take them. A common problem in many presentations, however, is that most purpose statements are simply too general or vague….   »read more»

Color, Culture and Visual Support

Certain colors and combination of colors can have special significance in different cultures. A white bridal gown is the symbol of purity in the West, while in India it.s the color red. Green is associated with Islam in Saudi Arabia, money in the United States, and a symbol that a man’s wife is cheating on him when worn as a green hat in China…  »read more»

The Case for Using Truly Visual Visuals

Many business presentations today engage in an audience-unfriendly practice of using slides that are overloaded with text. It’s tempting to think that this could be helpful to an international audience…  »read more»