Tag Archives: Effective speaking and presentation skills

Start with a story

Presentations have the potential to hold an audience’s interest just like a good movie. Story patterns are often useful because they help the audience consume the presentation’s message. Whether a presentation is developed to inspire, inform or persuade, if the presentation does not connect with the audience then the time and effort for all parties [...]

Enhance your Message using Gestures

Some years back, I was asked to give a presentation on Camping and Caravanning in South Africa at an International conference of roadside assistance clubs which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. I had not had any training whatsoever and practiced going through my PowerPoint presentation over and over again. I was horribly nervous, felt literally [...]