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Category: presentation skills

How to Present a Proposal-Create a Business Proposal Presentation
How to Present a Proposal-Create a Business Proposal Presentation Podcasts, presentation skills

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you present a proposal to a client. Here is the scenario… You have done your homework. A team at your company painstakingly created the perfect sales proposal. In fact, the potential client was so impressed, that they moved you to their “shortlist.” Now, though, they…

Storytelling in Speeches-The Easiest Way to Reduce Nervousness During a Speech
Storytelling in Speeches-The Easiest Way to Reduce Nervousness During a Speech Podcasts, presentation skills

Feel nervous about speaking in public? Tell a personal story in your speech (early), and you can reduce public speaking fear dramatically. One of the first public speaking secrets that we share in our public speaking training classes is that stories are your friend. When you tell a story, you reduce presentation jitters and build…

Train-the-Trainer Model, How to Create a Train-the-Trainer Course
Train-the-Trainer Model, How to Create a Train-the-Trainer Course Podcasts, presentation skills

The Train-the-Trainer Model is very common in the business world. However, many Train-the-Trainer programs have big flaws. A good analogy of what happens during this process is the old “telephone game.” Put ten people in a room. Whisper a phrase with more than 10 words into the ear of the first person. The second person…

How to End Your Presentation with a Bang
How to End Your Presentation with a Bang Podcasts, presentation skills

Looking for a few great options to end your presentation with a bang? So you’ve spent days (maybe weeks) putting together a killer presentation. Now, you stand up with confidence, present every bullet point with poise, and then you get all the way to the end… and the presentation just fizzles. It’s like a marathon…

How to Calm Down Before a Presentation
How to Calm Down Before a Presentation | 5 Simple Ways to Calm Your Nerves Podcasts, presentation skills

Want to calm down before a presentation? Even if you don’t regularly experience the fear of public speaking, just before you start a speech, it is easy to feel anxious. This initial nervous energy can cause a speaker to have a shaky voice, dry mouth, or sweaty palms just before a presentation. The good news…

Short Anecdotes for Speeches and Parables to Amaze Your Audience
Short Anecdotes for Speeches and Parables to Amaze Your Audience Podcasts, presentation skills

Short anecdotes for speeches are a fantastic way to end a presentation with a bang. These stories can be fiction, actual incidents from history, or even just funny stories from your own personal life. When you deliver them well, though, they have a lasting impact. I often use these short anecdotes for speeches when I’m…