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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.
http://mindfulpresenter.com - We are all familiar with crucial importance of creating the right first impression when presenting to an audience but even the strongest speakers sometimes forget the all-important last impression. Some of the best presentations can be undermined by a few moments of indecision at the end.
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http://mindfulpresenter.com - ‘I want you to think back to the very last presentation you attended and tell me the one thing you remember from it’. We ask that question during each of our presentation skills workshops and sadly it’s extremely rare that any of the delegates say they remember anything of note.