One of the „key factors“ in giving presentations is learning to prepare your notes for your talk. It’s not the “sexiest” part of a presentation, but it’s important nevertheless – especially for those who have not yet internalized the flow of their content. Many speakers are tempted to write down every word of their presentation […]

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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: “First I will talk about…secondly, I’ll discuss…and finally we’ll be looking at…” The speaker then transitions into […]

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(Note: the key message is different from key summary points. For how to develop your key summary points see our article: “How to Develop an Effective Summary”.) Content: Components of a key message Example Worksheet (now you try). Components of a key message Your key message is that one main idea that you want your […]

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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. But for the majority of internationally mixed audiences whose language skills are usually sufficient enough to follow along, it will be a distraction. More precisely, […]

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