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PERSONIFY YOUR PROJECT

Public speaking generally represents a time when we put too much pressure on ourselves: make sure you don’t forget anything, be natural… As if the performance was only based on the controlled image of yourself that you put forth!

In order to be heard, you need to first create confidence-based conditions. That is why true performance is based on your ability to sincerely convey a committed message.

How to make a good impression?

When we want to talk to someone we don’t know, we always start by finding ways to break the ice.  It’s sort of like a social ritual, as if we need a lead-in before we talk. But when our future interlocutor is someone we’ve dreamt of meeting for several years, the stakes are not the…

How to gain the audience’s trust?

Whenever you speak in front of people you don’t know, there’s one unchanging ritual that occurs: the audience wonders if it can trust you. In this quest, the elements of non-verbal communication have a huge impact because if words allow us to grasp the remarks, the attitude allows us to understand the speaker. Hence, the…

Don’t wait ’til it’s too late!

All the tips we share with you each week show the abundance of issues that affect the art of presenting ideas, either directly or indirectly. Design, public speaking, storytelling, cognitive mechanisms… without taking into account the daily contributions of neuroscience researchers, the knowledge base is huge. But more importantly, this knowledge is completely useless if…

Your audience is terrific!

In the difficult area of negotiation, whether it’s for commercial or law enforcement operations, public speaking is of considerable strategic importance. In any other field, such as improvisational theater, public speaking is an opportunity for verbal sparring, primarily intended to distract. As distant as they are, these two areas have one common golden rule: always value…

The revenge of the shy

The ability to speak in public is often wrongly associated with extraversion. It is true that extroverts generally like talking and drawing attention to themselves. However, there’s a big difference between liking to talk and excelling at it. Similarly, introversion is generally associated with shyness, anxiety and depression, whereas introverts are simply less stimulated by…

How to dress to present well?

The question of how to dress arises regularly. Obviously, with respect to the exercise of presenting, there is no specific dress code… Whether you want to have a style, be audacious or simply comfortable, anything is possible as long as you keep in mind some important facts. Though “clothes do not make the man,” we…

Why do you get up in the morning?

There are many techniques to capture and keep people’s attention. But before starting the slide design, before defining the storytelling, and even before you express your key message, there’s one essential thing you should ask yourself: why are you doing this? The answer to this question defines how your presentation will impact your audience. Because,…

The magic trick to capture peoples’ attention!

The success of your presentation depends on your ability to understand what your audience needs to hear. Regardless of your key message, the way you are going to structure your remarks is decisive. Before winning over your audience, you first need to get their attention. Whether you are selling, convincing, teaching, or simply sharing information,…

How to manage a hostile audience?

Being faced with a hostile audience is probably a fear shared by all speakers. Obviously, the term “hostile” can take on many realities. Even if we often play at scaring ourselves by anticipating hostility, where there isn’t any, the situation is so stressful that we forget the essential: defining a good position to take. Yet,…