Archive for the ‘achievement’ Category

Hot Stuff

February 8, 2009

flameHave you ever noticed that some times you’re on fire when you give a presentation?

Everything is going your way; no nerves, the audience is listening and laughing, you speak effortlessly and at the end of the presentation people actually come up to you and tell you how much they enjoyed your segment.

Why is it, that some times you can do no wrong and other times everything seems to go wrong?

I had one of these hot presentations the other day. I don’t think I prepared any more than usual, I don’t think I worked harder than usual, so why was this one so much better than others?

Your audience can have a lot to do with your presentations: how well do they know each other, how much have they endured before you speak, how interested are they in your topic and how well you connect with them can make the difference between a good, bad or hot presentation.

Other things like the time of day you speak, the venue, distractions – both visual and noisy can all have an impact on your presentation.

You, as the presenter, have to try and factor everything in to ensure you give the best presentation you possibly can on the day, but sometimes the gods are just smiling on you and you’re “Hot Stuff”.

Keep speaking – Carrol

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That sense of achievement

October 28, 2008

At some stage in your life you might have to give a presentation or speech. For many people the thought of speaking in public can be very intimidating. But for those who push through the fear and speak in front of a group, the sense of achievement is great.

 

 

 

Tips for pushing through your fear of speaking:

 

  1. Understand that most people feel a little nervous about public speaking
  2. Concentrate on the speech, not the fear.
  3. Quitting is not an option, make the decision to move forward not backwards

 

At the end of your presentation you’ll feel this buzz, this huge sense of accomplishment. You’ll know that you’ve conquered your fear, stomped on something that previously held you back.

 

Stand tall and acknowledge what you’ve done.

 

You must do the thing you think you cannot do” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep speaking – Carrol