6 vital questions to ask before you use PowerPoint

Reducing the number of slides, or ditching them altogether, would vastly improve most team meetings and presentations. Despite this, it is estimated that over 30 million PowerPoint presentations are given every day. It is, without doubt, the default slide software for most professionals to communicate their ideas. That PowerPoint is so commonly used doesn’t mean that using […]

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Jeff Bezos says banning PowerPoint is “the smartest thing we ever did” at Amazon

In his 2018 letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, reminded his senior managers that PowerPoint is banned in all executive meetings. Bezos’s reasons for banning presentation software and his suggestions for a replacement provides invaluable insight for all leaders and professional influencers.

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What great presenters can learn from Google’s success

Ever wondered how Google beat Yahoo, Ask and other search engines to achieve such dominance?  What is their blueprint for their success? What if you could apply that same formula to your presentations? And what if that same formula could transform your presentations to make them more, persuasive, memorable and engaging? So, what do you need to do?How […]

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Harvard research shows PowerPoint doesn’t work

New research from Harvard University shows that using PowerPoint could be damaging your presentations.  I can almost hear you thinking, how can that be true when so many people use it? For many business people, it’s almost impossible to give any presentation, or run a team meeting, without PowerPoint.  Let me elaborate on just why it might be […]

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3 secrets of persuasive speakers

What if there was a proven formula that could help you persuade more people than ever before? And what if that same formula could improve your presentation skills to make your delivery more engaging, more compelling and more dynamic? Imagine what that would do for you. Over 2,300 years ago, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, wrote about the […]

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Hey! How to instantly grab your listener’s attention

Oh great, you opened this blog post. I’ve got Barack Obama to thank for that!  And he’s got some invaluable lessons for all aspiring presenters. In this article, I share Obama’s specific techniques in fundraising millions of dollars and how to use them when presenting. Read more to discover how to motivate your audience before you even start […]

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The Body Language Myth | What it means for presenters - Speaking Edge

The great body language myth

If you’ve attended any business skills training course, the chances are you’ve been told that your communication is made up of these elements:55% – Body Language38% – Tone of Voice  7% – Your WordsCan as much as 93% of all communication really come from non-verbal signals?  Of course not. It’s complete nonsense. Even the Professor who […]

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things to avoid saying when presenting - Speaking Edge

6 Things to avoid saying when presenting

Whether you are speaking to one person or to many, every aspect of your communication counts. Your body language, tone of voice, what you say and how you say it all contribute to your overall message.  Certain words and phrases are almost guaranteed to switch others off. And yet, I hear them time and time again in […]

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The secret to Warren Buffet's success - Speaking Edge

The secret to Warren Buffet’s success

Warren Buffet, the chairman of investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, is a self-made billionaire. According to Forbes magazine, he ranks as one of the wealthiest men in the world. In a number of interviews over recent years, he has shared some of the secrets of his success. He has declared that one investment in particular “supersedes all others”. You’ll […]

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The most persuasive words to use when presenting - Speaking Edge

The most persuasive words to use when presenting

Your words matter. A single word can change someone’s mind, often without their awareness. Certain words are proven to be more powerful and persuasive than others. Those speakers that know how to convincingly use these words have an instant advantage. Discover which words have the most persuasive power….

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