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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.

Active listening

Active listening is an essential element in maintaining a good connection with your audience. Initially, this technique is applied to the person who’s listening, to put the speaker at ease. However, the values it carries gives the speaker who practices the technique a presence that clearly favors the audience’s attention. Fairly close to the reformulation…

Breathing that soothes

Breathing mechanisms are complex and not limited to relaxation exercises. Whether in training or coaching, it is surprising to note that breathing is often relegated to obsolete recipes for yoga enthusiasts. Breathing effectively is a key element, especially to absorb the adrenaline rush that never ceases to grip every speaker before speaking. Adrenaline increases the…

Build your remarks like a conversation

Obviously a presentation is rarely planned as a dialogue with the audience. By advising you to approach the exercise as a conversation, we are inviting you to consider the comfort  of your audience, and putting it before your own. In a conversation, you naturally pay attention to your partner:  is he listening to you, does…

Stage fright is an opportunity

It cannot be stressed enough that it’s normal to feel nervous before speaking in public. The risk is to consider that the fear you feel is proof that you’re not meant to do it.  Fear is an opportunity, it makes you more dynamic and more responsive. Accepting that you have to deal with fear is…

ZEPRESENTERS launches “ZE Thursday Tip”

News isn’t always morose. Regularly it can be inspiring and, more often, it can be really funny. Every Thursday, Erik Tartrais will publish a cartoon drawing inspired by news headlines. You will discover that the art of presentation is hidden behind every topic. Don’t miss our next tip, sign up now!

Training is investing in the future

Speaking in public is serious business and requires a learning process, practical application and experience. It is also important that those who regularly speak in public realize that they are generally not sufficiently trained and that they are usually not given enough time to prepare. Pooling know-how, encouraging feedback and uniting teams around a concrete…

Because behind every idea there is a story… here is ours

As Aristotle truly said, a story has a beginning, a middle and an end. For ZEPRESENTERS®, the beginning is already a whole story.