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STAGE YOUR PRESENTATION

We are living in a world of “information overload,” permanently hopping between different kinds of media and sampling its highlights.

In order to have a chance at making an impact, you will need to “stage” your presentation and include it under the framework of a global experience – before, during, after – which promotes interest, impact and guarantees that your idea stays firmly embedded in people’s minds.

Today I’m giving a long speech…

To be short, you have to know how to simplify, choose and give things up. But as we rarely work alone, we must also federate, arbitrate and decide. It can be a long and tedious job. But it is job that pays in the end and that will lead you to shake up habits, challenge…

We often meet our destiny on the paths we take to avoid it

Many of you avoid speaking in public whenever you can. Because it’s petrifying, because it makes you feel sick, because you’re embarrassed, because you don’t like it… among you there is an incalculable pool of talents and project leaders, who just need to be identified, trained and motivated to take your place and make your…

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable

If you want to impress your audience with figures, remember that the brain has trouble grasping large numbers. It is always effective to make comparisons with the budget of a country or the surface of a known building. The more concrete the frame of reference is, the more you will make an impact. To reread…

Form is content appearing on the surface

There is no need to be a graphic designer to make effective slides. Often slides are overloaded because those who create them think that their work will not be evaluated on its quality, but on the amount of information that is projected. If, on the other hand, your ideas are clear and you are focused…

Talk to everyone like you would talk to each of us!

A bored audience is first and foremost an audience to whom you have not paid attention. When you are in a conversation, you pay attention to the person you are speaking to; you check if he or she is listening to you, if he or she understands you or if he or she agrees… by…

Don’t distribute the printed version of your slides…

When speaking, the ideal presentation medium is one that will strengthen the impact of your key messages to ensure they are remembered! However, the rate a message is retained after 3 days is estimated at around 3%… so choose carefully what you post on your slides because the more information you project, the less it…

Presenting with or without notes?

This Thursday tip requires a short preamble. Indeed, with the “typical” presentations we run across being are very heavily overloaded with text, bullet points, tables and pie charts, the issue of notes doesn’t arise to the extent that it is the slide itself that plays the role of reminder.  The goal here is not to…

The TED format in a company!

Who hasn’t heard of TED Talks?  It’s hard to imagine, since the format has become so popular and is now on everyone’s lips. It must be said that most of the time the subjects are very exciting, and the speakers are often brilliant.  Created in 1984, the aim of this conference format is to share…

And what if trivial were indispensable?

The question we’re asking this week could almost appear provocative, given how dense the presentations you have to endure everyday are! They seem built as if each minute was vital, as if the amount of time given to a presentation should always be filled to the brim. The most symptomatic sign is certainly the use…