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Video: Creative Presentation Skills Training

Presentation skills training video recorded at Speaking Out

If you’re a creative professional, it’s not enough to have sparkling ideas, or even to turn them into amazing work.

At some point you have to stand up in front of an audience and persuade them of the value of your creativity.

Many people shy away from presenting, or grit their teeth and try to get through it. But if you do this, you’re missing an opportunity to make a big impact – and have a lot of fun in the process.

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Presentation Zen – This Book Will Transform Your Presentations

Every time I run a presentation skills training session, people want to know how to become more confident.

Depending on which survey you believe, public speaking is either just ahead of or just behind spiders, heights, snakes and flying in the top 10 things that scare the hell out of human beings.

And when you think about it, the fear is probably justified.

How many of us can honestly say we look forward to another PowerPoint presentation? ‘Death by PowerPoint’ is so common it’s become a cliche, conjuring up images of endless slides full of bullet points in a font just too small to read – so the presenter spends eternity 30 minutes with his head craned backwards over his shoulder, reading the text to us in a monotone.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

Would you believe me if I told you PowerPoint can be a very creative medium to work in? Or that I look forward using PowerPoint (or Keynote on my Mac) whenever I have a new presentation to put together?

How would you like to not only overcome any nervousness about presenting, but to enjoy using PowerPoint as an expression of your creativity — and an opportunity to wow your audience?

Here’s a book that will help you do just that. [Read more…]