Worked up? Well, sort of. I’m thinking of how you tighten your muscles in Progressive Muscle Relaxation? (Let’s call it PMR for short.) This is a pretty short article because, frankly, it doesn’t take much explaining. Just do it. 🙂 … Continue readingGetting confidence by getting more worked up
I don’t think I’m saying any strikingly new when I suggest that confidence can come from two sources – inside and outside. I’m not suggesting their totally independent, of course: for example, dressing nicely and being complimented that you look … Continue readingConfidence Month – inner and outer games
Let’s start simple. I outlined what I mean by confidence here. And for me, assertiveness how you act – but before we look at the two together, we need to be sure what assertiveness is. What it isn’t is riding … Continue readingConfidence Month – confidence vs assertiveness.
More content coming 🙂 Keep watching this space! [jbox color=’red’ title=’Update box’] We’ll update this list when we publish new blogs. It’s the start of the month, so there’s only one other post so far 🙂 Confidence is how you feel … Continue readingCM
With the launch of the upcoming Presentation Genius course, I’m getting a few questions about the workshop/training. (You don’t know about the course? See here.) I’ll answer them all individually, of course, but to try and save myself some work … Continue readingPresentation Genius – Quick and dirty FAQs!
and how the hell do you know? Let’s talk about success in presentations, and whether yours are any good. Because, let’s face it, one of the reasons we don’t like making presentation is the fear of being thought of as … Continue readingAre your presentations any good?
It’s pretty common to be afraid of presenting. Some surveys put it as the most common fear; others as the third most common. But whenever people are asked, presenting is somewhere up at the top, in the company of snakes, … Continue readingFeal the fear and… call it something else!
There’s a quick thought about my favourite chapter in the book at the Presentation Genius Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/presentationgeniusinfo)
Forgive me – this post is a blatant plug… but I’m pretty excited about it! We’ve just launched our Presentation Genius Open Course programme! We’re starting in Newcastle, in the new year, in this lovely arts venue (the Biscuit Factory is … Continue readingBecome a presentation genius
Let’s talk load – cognitive load. You can pick up the origins and history of the idea here, but for now, let’s concentrate on how it applies to making business presentations. The key concept is that the human brain has a … Continue readingLoads
Sex… Not during your presentation (obviously?) but before it. Back at the start of 2006, researcher Stuart Brody, a psychologist at the University of Paisley, reported his research into sex and stress. 24 women and 22 men kept a diary about … Continue readingPresentation sex
… and you can get yourself a copy here. Of course you can get it from your local bookshop or you can get it direct from Amazon, but if you make an extra click, I get an extra forty-something pence. … Continue readingWell it’s finally here! Presentation Genius hits the shelves today….
In the week that Presentation Genius finally hits the shelves, we’ve put out a set of videos to help with nerves – for presentations in particular, of course! 🙂 Here I am, interviewed by my mate Dave Algeo over Skype, … Continue readingVideo help for your nerves
If you type proprioception into google you get the definition on the left. So what is it for? It allows you to know where you are so that you don’t need to look at your limbs to know what they’re doing. … Continue readingProprioception – a missing book chapter? (Possibly!)
It’s sad but true, if people can’t understand you, they tend to undervalue you. That’s the rather depressing evidence I’ve included in the book… The long and the short of it is that when people were given information by someone … Continue readingAccents in your presentations…