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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.

3 reasons for using Post-its® to prepare your presentations

We regularly repeat that the first pitfall to avoid, when preparing a presentation, is to throw yourself into PowerPoint. The tool is efficient for designing slides but it is totally ineffective in gathering and organizing ideas or in working as a team. To boost the preparation phase, the use of Post-its is much more pertinent.…

How to strengthen the impact of your pitch?

Being able to quickly convince others that an idea has value is an essential skill to have for many businessmen and project leaders. But developing a pitch is not sufficient to guarantee to stir the interest of your audience. One factor that remains crucial in the success of your pitch lies in your capacity to…

What secret do speakers have to make an impact?

When we talk about speakers who’ve made an impact, the same names keep coming back: Martin Luther King, Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela, Churchill… obviously mainly politicians and leaders with strong views. Books are written about them and methods are based on their ways of doing things but we quickly forget that boardrooms around the world…

Let your presentation rest

Gathering information and making a presentation in front of an audience occupies 40 million people worldwide everyday. Yet the facts, figures and analyses, as relevant as they may be, are not enough to capture attention and persuade an audience. What story will serve as a framework? Which choices for the graphic design? What position to…

How to mess up your own pitch?

Whether you’re expressing an opinion, sharing an idea or trying to arrange a meeting, knowing how to pitch is a precious skill. But before learning and practicing pitching techniques, did you know that you could fail even before having spoken one word? In a basic pitching exercise, there’s the sender (the person pitching) and the…

What to do 1 minute before speaking?

You have one minute remaining before beginning your presentation. Generally you are already in the meeting room, or welcoming participants, or waiting to be given the go ahead to speak. How do you optimize this minute to be more efficient? What should you do to absorb the adrenalin rush? How do you reduce your stress…

Don’t forget to smile

Don’t overlook the importance of smiling during your presentation. First of all, smiling is contagious. When you smile at someone, he naturally tends to smile back at you. Furthermore, a recent study has shown that smiling, even forced, has a beneficial effect on stress. But that’s not all. With a real and sincere smile, you…

The error of the “good student”

A common error we see is a speaker positioning himself as the “good student.” This bad reflex alters the objective of the speech which, instead of being geared to relaying a message and showing conviction, merely indicates that we worked hard. This position betrays how the public is perceived: like a jury that will determine…

We don’t change, we adapt

Training often provides an opportunity to raise everyone’s expectations. It is surprising to note that many people ultimately prefer being someone else: someone who is at ease, who dares, who has the look… in short, another person. The other person, thus idealized, doesn’t seem to have any problems, though he too has already identified, “someone…