http://mindfulpresenter.com - A major contributor to personal success in business today is the ability to influence, persuade and even inspire others. The days when the need to present well were useful or important have are long gone. Today it’s essential. If you haven’t experienced it yet, I’m certain you will soon. Unfortunately despite its significance, presenting remains […]The post The Biggest Hurdles for Presenters – and how to jump them – Hurdle 1 – The Mind appeared first on Mindful Presenter.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - Life itself is full of presentation tips when you take a moment to reflect. When I was a small boy my parents invested enormous energy trying hard to influence so much of my behaviour, beliefs, emotional development, character and even aspirations. As they worked on me at home, at school it seemed my teachers roles seem to […]The post 9 Great Presentation Tips to Influence Any Audience appeared first on Mindful Presenter.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - Somewhere in your mind buried amongst the 100 billion brain cells you have probably lies your own personal blueprint for how to construct and deliver a business presentation. For many that model is likely to contain a fair number of bullet points, a few charts or graphs, a scattering of images and plethora of words. […]The post The Biggest Hurdles for Presenters – and how to jump them – Hurdle 2 – Habit appeared first on Mindful Presenter.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - I still remember the very first time I was invited to make a presentation to my senior management team. I couldn’t sleep for days; my mind was filled with dread, and every nerve, cell and fibre of my entire being felt like they were preparing for a major meltdown. I was only in my early […]The post 7 mistakes to avoid when presenting to senior management: Blog & Webinar appeared first on Mindful Presenter.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - It’s unimaginable to think that any organisation intent on success would not firstly establish a strategic foundation which ensures its advancement, sustainability and prosperity. Having a clear, compelling and concentrated strategy is fundamental to the success of any business regardless of its size or industry. Many years in the boardroom have taught me that strategy […]The post The Biggest Hurdles for Presenters – and how to jump them – Hurdle 3 – Strategy appeared first on Mindful Presenter.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - I often find that the most valuable presentation tips are the ones you simply don’t hear or read every day and that’s because as powerful as they are many speakers lack the commitment to apply the more challenging ones. As part of our presentation skills training and coaching every day we see the impact of […]The post Presentation Tips You Don’t Hear – Write in Your Diary appeared first on Mindful Presenter.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - Isn’t it interesting how life itself offers it’s own presentation tips. Perhaps it’s just me but since I reached my prime of ‘middle age’ its seems that rarely a week goes by that I don’t have a conversation with someone who clearly knows exactly what they are talking about and assume that I do too. […]The post Presentation Tips Hurdle 5 – ‘The Curse of Knowledge’ appeared first on Mindful Presenter.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - Confidence is often cited as one of the most critical factors affecting professionals when it comes to presenting and speaking in public. In fact it’s one of the biggest hurdles we help people to jump every day at Mindful Presenter. Regardless of status, experience or dare I even say confidence itself the most common priority […]The post The Biggest Hurdles for Presenters – and how to jump them – Hurdle 4 – Confidence appeared first on Mindful Presenter.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - Human beings are creatures of hope and New Year’s celebrations allow us to celebrate the passing of a year and resolve to do better in the next. It’s a time which traditionally helps us to look back, reflect and assess for a few moments what’s important in our lives and how we are doing so far.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - Whatever your profession or personal interests we all have people who we admire and respect in our chosen passion. It may be an author, speaker or leader who has achieved a level of success or significance in their field that we can learn from and feel inspired by.It may even be someone we aspire to be like based on our perception of them being brilliant in their field.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - In episode 9 we said that ‘If there’s a mismatch between what we are saying and how we are saying it then the impact of the words we use is significantly diminished; people won’t trust what you say.’ In other words when it comes to the way people feel about our message then what we say and how we say it both verbally and non- verbally are each critically important to building trust. In fact, we don’t have to utter a word to communicate as even if we aren’t saying a thing our body is still giving us away.The way we move our arms, heads, the way we stand, use our face and make eye contact are constantly sending messages.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - Each of us have stories to tell which hold the wisdom and power to influence, inspire and connect with others in a way that facts, numbers and data can’t even come close. It seems to me that the last thing people really want more of at the moment is information. Emails, texts, social media, instant messaging, the media, our boss, colleagues and customers together with report after report after report; we are all drowning in information.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - How long do you really have before you make that all important first impression? Is it 5 seconds, 10 seconds or perhaps a little longer? Researchers at Princeton University believe that it takes only one tenth of a second for someone to judge us as soon as they see our face. That may be difficult for some people to believe but think about the last time you were introduced to a stranger - didn’t you get a feeling about them in an instant?
http://mindfulpresenter.com - If you go to work every day the odds are that regardless of your position you are likely to have to attend some form of presentation from time to time. Many of us also face the regular challenge of having to give them and having been on the receiving end ourselves we all know that there really is nothing worse than a boring one.We also know that we can tell within the first 60 seconds whether or not we will need to discreetly pull our phones out of our pockets to check our emails.