Humor serves a zillion purposes, from breaking the ice to coping with stress or sadness. Laughter is a miracle drug. The power of humor in presentations is immense. There are several practical reasons to use humor when you present beyond just wanting to seem funny. Here are some of the ways it can help.
Some blessed people out there are lucky enough to be born with the instinct of how to read an audience. I am not one of the people. However, with a lot of hard work (and a lot of failure), I've hammered out a few easy ways to gauge how my audience is vibing with me. If you have eyeballs, then you can do these too.
There are obviously many components that factor into a promotion decision. Oftentimes, the final decision comes down to simply timing and availability, but there are ways to make sure that you're the first person who comes to mind when your boss is considering who to promote. Presentations are a great opportunity to do just that. Here's how presentation skills improve your chances of promotion.
The majority of this should seem obvious to you. This is good. However, considering the number of times I hear people discuss my 7 subjects to avoid in a business setting, it clearly bears reiterating.
I think that we've all read one article or another about characteristics of the best presenters. These mythical creatures are exemplars of confident, relaxed, passionate, eloquent, and inspiring leadership. They can bring an audience to tears with one small anecdote, and simultaneously motivate the crowd to go out and make a personal impact on the world.
Yeah. So, I've never seen a presentation like that. Those presentation demi-gods are about as common as, well, demi-gods. Fortunately, most of us don't have to make a speech to inspire the masses; most of us just need to present a Quarterly Business Review in a way that doesn't induce sleep. Here are 8 surprising traits of the best presenters that we can all embody.
For tips on making your presentation, check out our other post 5 Creative Ways to Spice up your Presentation.
We've all been there: you've worked on your presentation for days now and all of the information is perfect, but it lacks that final touch to really make it memorable. Here are five creative ways to spice up your presentation.