Presentation rehearsal – learning from Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is pretty much my favourite poet. Not quite, but close. But she did write what is probably my favourite poem (Like Dust I Rise). Amongst the many things she’s famous for are pithy bits of … [Read more...]

Being a Speakers vs Being a Presenter

This one is personal. Unusual for me there isn’t a bunch of research papers behind it (as far as I know no one has written any!) but it’s based on ten years of being a presentations trainer - not a spe … [Read more...]

Confidence for Conferences or other big events…

I'm talking about the middle ground conferences where it's your professional body - or at least your would-be-professional-body-if-you-could-face-the-conference, or the … [Read more...]

Conference presentation – a history, part 2

Just like bands that are revolutionary and have breakthrough albums, and for whom the second album is always ‘challenging’ this is a bit of a ‘challenging’ blog.   Last week I gave you a pretty thoroug … [Read more...]

Conference presentation – a history, part 1

Part one of a two part set about a huge presentation I did recently :)    In this part I'll take you through the chronology of what I did to prepare and what happened.  Part two will look at what I le … [Read more...]

Presentation question! To slide or not to slide?

Note, a version of this article was originally published on the Presentation Guru website. To slide or not to slide? Yes, I know… I’m asking for trouble here, because it’s an area fraught with some v … [Read more...]

Presentations and Evernote

I love Evernote. It's one of the must-have apps for all my hardware. If you're not used to it, you can't imagine how handy it is. Take a look at their website, but to be honest, it doesn't begin to … [Read more...]

Presentation as inspiration

I'm a bit of a sceptic when it comes to inspirational presentations. All too often just firing people up without giving them the tools they need apply that energy can leave them no better off than … [Read more...]

Why I don’t make my presentations as good as they could be

Okay, let’s address the elephant in the room first. Sometimes I don’t do anything as well as I could because I’m lazy. There, I’ve said it. I like to pretend to myself I’m not actually lazy, just ‘e … [Read more...]