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TABLES AND SLIDES: a marriage condemned in advance!

Luckily, sometimes there are questions whose technical answer is extremely easy to make use of! So, once in a while, putting a table on a slide is very easy. But we do not recommend you do it…

A novice audience: avoid the expertise trap!

When you’re an expert and you’re talking to a novice audience… it can get complicated! If you simplify too much, there is no point in having hired an expert. And if they do not understand anything, it is not very useful either… How to avoid the expertise trap?

Can an audience be “too easy to please”?

After having overcome the challenge of a hostile audience last week, you feel invincible, ready to conquer any audience, assuming that no matter what happens, you have lived and conquered the worst and that therefore, nothing can stop you. If it’s true that presenting in front of a hostile audience – because of the stress…

Hostile audience, easy as pie!

When someone interrupts to comment or ask questions about your presentation, PowerPoint cannot do anything for you. Especially when the audience is hostile, it is important to quickly take on the appropriate stance so as not to lose control of the presentation. Easier said than done, so how do we do it?

Resistance identified = Appeased speaker

The stronger an idea, the more resistance it generates. Don’t wait for it to get dumped on you, anticipate it!

Your mission? Leave a strong impression!

One of the major challenges we face when presenting a project is memorization. We are used to saying that we retain very little of what we hear. So how do we put all the chances on our side to leave a strong impression?

I have nothing to say, but I’m getting treated

Memory blanks, loss of points of reference, difficulty in building thoughts… here’s our 3rd and last article on the fears related to public speaking… So, is it serious doctor?

The revolution of the Audience First!

What do an extrovert, a philosopher and an expert have in common? They all talk too much and tend to irritate their audience in spite of themselves. So, how to avoid becoming the worst nightmare of one’s audience when one is a talkative speaker?

Structure, confidence and preparation: a winning threesome!

Nobody likes to talk in a vacuum. And yet, this has already happened to all of us. So, how can we capture the attention, under any circumstances, of someone who is not necessarily ready to listen to you?