Presenting and Public Speaking

Presentations and Kitchen Sinks

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One of the dangers when presenting is thinking you need to cram in everything about your organisation and its products and services. I witnessed an example of this at a business event last week. The upshot? Firstly the presentation ran way over time – a 10 minutes allocated slot became a 19 minute presentation. We, […]

Presenting and Public Speaking

Presentation and Pitch Tips

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Making the most of your presentation and pitch opportunity If you have a presentation coming up you will want to make the most of the opportunity that it offers. So here are some tips to help you deliver an engaging, confident, knowledgeable and competent presentation that will win you business. Big Start Next time you attend […]

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Do your presentations win or lose you business?

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Presentations are a great opportunity to win new customers, grow business from existing ones, raise your profile, inspire your colleagues and gain investment. They are also an opportunity to lose business and lower your profile. So why do presentations go wrong? It’s usually for one or more of the following reasons: Not enough time was spent preparing No thought was […]

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5 things we learnt about pitching from a recent episode of ‘The Apprentice’

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1. Don’t waste time at the beginning: The project manager of the losing team began their presentation talking about things that the audience already knew, telling stories about GB’s Olympic success and the cycling market generally. In any pitch or presentation you need to start with something that immediately captures and engages your audience and that […]