preparation phase

Focus on clarity

With clarity you can have positive impact on decision making and action taking. Without clarity there is procrastination, indecisiveness, lack of motivation, or lack of action. Which of these scenarios do you want to inspire when you present? When you have a conversation? Your words and your visuals are used to focus your audience on what is important. Like the lens of a camera – you can choose the field of view so that your subject (main point) is in focus and everything...

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presentation lesson: mindset

The first step in learning to present with impact at PresentationYOU.com is having the right mindset. The Mind of a Child How you approach any new skill, idea, or way of doing something will determine your success. You can approach it with the idea that you know everything or you can approach it with a beginner’s mind. Most of us approach it some where in between those two points. Beginner’s Mind My first challenge to you is to approach this or...

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Presentations Are…About You!

Oh what a contradiction! First I say presentations are all about the audience, then I say it’s all about you! Which is it? Well, both. Presentations that have impact are conversations between the presenter and the audience.   A conversation has two sides, each of which must have importance, or it is not a conversation. While you are developing your presentation, the focus is on the audience: understanding their perspective; their needs; their questions; their frame of reference. But before you...

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