Monthly Archives: February 2015

Break Down the Wall: 8 Simple Steps to Connecting with Your Audience

Making a positive connection with your audience may be the most important single element of successful presenting. Yet it seems like many presenters are either unaware of this point, or in the dark about how to go about it. Here are 8 actions you can take to break the audience barrier: #1: Make Yourself Real […]

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Taming the Trauma of the Question-and-Answer Period

“Does anybody have any questions?” For some presenters, these words are the lead-in to the most nerve-wracking part of any presentation. Why? Ordinarily it’s because they aren’t fully prepared; this tends to make them feel reactive and defensive. Fortunately, none of that is necessary – and it’s not even hard to prevent it. That’s a […]

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Google Slides: Slideshop Teams Up with Google’s New Presentation Web App

Google Slides is Google’s new web-based presentation software, available free to anyone with a Google account. Google Cover Slides The app has sparked a lot of interest since its debut, with more and more people discovering it and taking advantage of all it has to offer. Perhaps the biggest advantage is that, as a web […]

Posted in Editing Slides, Slide Design, Technical PowerPoint Help

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Reading Can Improve Your Presentation Skills in 5 Ways

Reading is great exercise – for your brain. It keeps you sharp and informed, and stimulates your imagination. Studies have also proven that regular reading helps to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, reduce stress, and boost your writing skills. Reading’s benefits are far-reaching, but can it actually improve your presentation skills? We found no scientific study that […]

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4 Studies that Will Encourage You to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

For many people, public speaking is a dreaded ordeal. Survey results published in the Book of Lists in 1977 said 41% of the respondents were terrified of speaking in front of people, topping the list of fears at the time of the study. Four decades later, YouGov.com asked 1000 Americans about their fears, and public speaking was […]

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