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Presentation Skills

Tips for Preparing the Perfect Presentation

Working as a manager and forming relationships with the members of your team is one thing. It’s easy to communicate with them because you do so on a regular basis. But what happens if you’re called to do a presentation in front of upper management, for a group of investors or – worse yet – for the entire organization?

Don’t panic.

There are several things you can do before your prentation that will allow you to prepare so that you can give your speach or talk without feeling overwhelmed. Your nerves may never go away but you can learn to control them. Learn More

The Four Levels of Learning

Everyone learns differently. It’s a fact of life and it’s unescapable. As you prepare for your next training session you’ll want to consider the different types of learners that may walk into your classroom.

I’m not talking about the visual and auditory learners. Today I’m talking about the different levels of knowledge each will already have before hew alks through the door.

Let’s start with unconscious incompetence. This is the learner that needs to hear every single thing about a concept from the ground up. He doesn’t know anything about what you’re going to cover and doesn’t know that he doesn’t know it. Learn More

Cartoon delivering a presentation

5 Tips for the Perfect Presentation

Cartoon delivering a presentationIf I had to guess I’d bet you really hate public speaking and making presentations. It doesn’t matter if you’re speaking to a small group of coworkers or a large group of strangers. For many, the thought of making a public presentation causes sweaty palms, stomach butterflies, and a general feeling of fear.

Giving a presentation doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Working hard to make the presentation itself perfect is more important than focusing on your fear. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to make your presentation, and the sooner you can get off of that stage. Here are 5 simple tips you should incorporate into your presentation planning process: Learn More


Fine Tuning Your Presentation Skills

presentationThe life of a manager is always busy. Not only must you complete a number of tasks on your own, but you must coordinate projects your team has been assigned as well. During the course of your job you may end up having to give a training presentation to your team, or you may have to present a completed project to a group of superiors. No matter who your audience, there are a few things you can do to make sure your presentation goes off without a hitch. Learn More